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Adriano De Souza claims the Billabong Surf ECO Festival


Adriano De Souza : photo Daniel Smorigo


Billabong Surf ECO Festival
Apresenta Nova Schin

ASP 5 Star WQS Men's Event #17
ASP 5 Star WQS Women's Event #5
Praia do Forte, Bahia Brazil
17 - 22 July 2008

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Adriano De Souza Claims Billabong Surf ECO Festival          >  Portugues embaixo

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 23 June, 2008 : - - Current ASP World No. 4 Adriano de Souza (BRA) proved victorious today, defeating countryman Marcelo Trekinho (BRA) to claim the 2008 Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 5-Star Billabong Surf ECO Festival at Praia do Forte.

Defeating both Nathaniel Curran (USA) and Shaun Cansdell (AUS) en route to his Finals berth, De Souza ensured a Brazilian champion today. In the all-Brazilian final against Trekinho, Adriano had the best performance of the day, securing a 9.73 out of a possible 10, totaling a 17.40 out of a possible 20.

“I am so happy with my result here,” De Souza said. “I am so excited because this is the second event that I compete in Bahia as a professional surfer. This is my second victory here and I want this feeling forever...Now my focus is on the ASP Women’s World Tour,” De Souza continued. “I’ll come soon on J-Bay (South Africa) to training a lot. I want to keep my level on top and stay on first positions.”

Runner-Up Trekinho enjoyed one of the best results of his career and greatly improved his standing on the ASP WQS. “I didn’t compete in some events and now my plan is had a good result here,” Tekinho said. “I started in a good way, with a great result. I wasn’t the best surfer in the event but I surfed in all my heats with intelligence and relaxed. On final de Souza had a best performance and got two good waves on heat.”

The Billabong Surf Eco Festival is brought by Dende Produções and Axé mix, with the sponsorship of Petrobras, Governo do estado da Bahia, Nova Schin, Iberostar Bahia and Shopping Iguatemi backed by Von Zipper, Kustom, Nixon, Uranus 2, Out Light net, AL2, Midia Bus, Waves.Terra, Prefeitura Municipal de Mata de Sao Joao and Federação Baiana of Surf.

An ASP South America event slotted as the 17th contest of the WQS and the 6th stop for the girls. Live webcast at more informations at and 

Adriano de Souza (BRA) champion - scores 9,73 e 7,67 – US$ 12.000 and 2.000 pontos
Marcelo Trekinho (BRA) runner up - scores 6,17 e 5,83 - US$ 6.000 and 1.750 pontos

Semifinals 1: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 15.50 x 12.30 Nathaniel Curran (USA)
Semifinals 2: Marcelo Trekinho (BRA) 13.67 x 12.06 Ricardo Ferreira (BRA)

Quarterfinal 1: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 13.60 x 12.70 Shaun Cansdell (AUS)
Quarterfinal 2: Nathaniel Curran (USA) 13.40 x 12.10 Leandro Bastos (BRA)
Quarterfinal 3: Ricardo Ferreira (BRA) 10.17 x 6.00 Jihad Kohdr (BRA)
Quarterfinal 4: Marcelo Trekinho (BRA) 13.93 x 12.84 Yuri Sodré (BRA)

Check the Full Results


Bettero,Hizunome BRA 1
Gudauskas,Patrick USA 2
Ware,Austin USA 3
Garcia,Sunny HAW 4
Bacalso,Kekoa HAW 5
Weare,David ZAF 6
Simpson,Brett USA 7
Henrique,Pedro BRA 8
Courtney,Drew AUS 9
Yeomans,Nathan USA 10
Monteiro,Raoni BRA 11
Curran,Nathaniel USA 12
Hedge,Nathan AUS 13
Cansdell,Shaun AUS 14
Robertson,Adam (Vic) AUS 15
Melling,Adam AUS 16
Bombaci,Rhys AUS 17
Wilkinson,Matt AUS 18
Gossmann,Shaun AUS 19
Sedley,Leigh AUS 20
Barron,T.J HAW 21
Paulino,Pablo BRA 22
Barca,Dustin HAW 23
Nicol,Yadin AUS 24
Silva,Jean da BRA 25
Flintoff,Kirk AUS 26
Souza,Adriano de BRA 27
Bourez,Michel PYF 28
Davidson,Chris AUS 29
Muscroft,Nic AUS 30
Emslie,Greg ZAF 31
Gudauskas,Dane USA 32
Thompson,Jay AUS 33
Centeio,Joel HAW 34
Cuizon,Dustin HAW 35
Khodr,Jihad BRA 35
Zubizarreta,Gony ESP 35
Boal,Tim FRA 38
Pires,Tiago PRT 39
Lipke,Marlon DEU 40
Sodre,Yuri BRA 40
Atkinson,Dion AUS 42
Fahrenfort,Damien ZAF 43
Savalli,Hugo REU 44
Gonzalez,Jonathan CNY 45
Kerr,Josh AUS 46
Wright,Warwick ZAF 47
Miranda,Bernardo BRA 48
Gudauskas,Tanner USA 49
Toth,Brian PRI 50
Rothman,Makuakai HAW 51
Neves,Leonardo BRA 52
Riou,Alain PYF 53
Galvao,Renato BRA 54
Losness,Mike USA 54
Wilson,Blake AUS 56
Laulhe,Romain FRA 57
MacDonald,Phillip AUS 58
Hall,Glenn IRE 59
O'Rafferty,Darren AUS 60
Coutinho,Odirlei BRA 61
Romao,Simao BRA 62
Ziems,Corey AUS 63
Gillette,Gavin HAW 64
Fisher,Paul AUS 65
Pilurzu,Federico CRI 66
Spencer,Sterling USA 67
Palmboom,Rudy (jnr) ZAF 67
Cabrera,Jose Maria CNY 69
Duru,Joan FRA 70
Howse,Jarrad AUS 71
Petruso,Anthony USA 72
Dornelles,Rodrigo BRA 73
Kling,Gabe USA 74
Collazo,Hodei ESP 75
Estienne,Jean Sebastien BLM 75
Ward,Shaun USA 77
Bastos,Leandro BRA 78
Campbell,Ryan AUS 79
Perry,Jack AUS 80
Geiselman,Eric USA 81
Coleborn,Mitchel AUS 82
Cardoso,Willian BRA 83
Sullivan,Kevin HAW 84
Silva,Andre BRA 85
Hansen,Bobby NZL 86
Campbell,Luke AUS 87
Page,Sam AUS 88
Beven,Patrick FRA 89

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