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Tracks magazine talks to Adrian Buchan about all things goofy
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 20 March, 2012 : - - Sydney -- Adrian Buchan has kicked off a solid start to his 2012 ASP World Title campaign, notching a 5th place finish at the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast while matching Owen Wright, as the top goofy-footer in the event. Following Snapper Rocks, Buchan skipped down to Merewether to compete in the ASP 6-Star Burton Toyota Pro to ignite a couple of lefthanders and while Buchan now has his eyes set on Bells, TRACKS Magazine caught up with Ace about his start to the year and being a goofy-footer on tour.
Its no coincidence that Adrian Ace Buchan was the last goofy-footer standing come the end of the first ASP World Tour event of the year, the Quiksilver Pro. Ace has a habit of being The Lone Ranger in that department. In fact, all right-foot-forward surfers should celebrate his thorny ability to defy the natural footers dominance of pro surfing. At the Billabong Pro Jefferys Bay last year for example, Ace finished third yep, you guessed it the best finish of any goofy in the field. Ace deserves his super hero like nickname thats for damn sure.
But not every wave on tour is a right goofies like Ace have to literally surf with their backs to the wall. Today for example, Ace had the pleasure of surfing a little left rip-bowl in the Burton Toyota Pro, a six star W.Q.S event in Newcastle. Not one to pass on a window of opportunity, no matter how small, the stylish power-hound notched up a whooping 18.50 total heat score out of 20 the highest of the event so far. With Fiji back on the menu, thanks to Volcom, Tracks grabbed Ace for a quick chat about scoring big without airs and life in the goofy lane.
18.50 out of a possibly 20 in your round of 24 heat in the Burton Toyota Pro, normally theres at least one move, one miss timed turn that youd like to do over after a heat but not then?
Yeah stoked, I have felt pretty solid in all my heats, but I hadnt put together a really good one, I knew it was coming and thats sort of the round you want to do it and get through. Once youre through that round youre into the man-on-man and Im really comfortable surfing man-on-man heats. Im here this week to win, I wouldnt come if I wasnt the points arent like a CT obviously, the CTs are my focus but this is a prestigious event and Id really love to win it. Ive had a second here to Kelly (Slater) back about five years ago and Id really love to get that trophy in MRs name
A bit of a statement for powerful-rail-surfing, neither of your two nines had airs in them, perhaps a reminder to young guys like Matt Banting that you cant win a world title without it?
Look kids like Matty Banting they know that. They know theyve gotta have it all in their bag and he does. Hes got everything, and hes going to have a great career. That was our second heat in this event he beat me in the other round and that was our second match up and I got him there Im looking forward to watching him progress through the juniors and the QS and Ill probably get to surf against him on the (World) tour sooner rather than later if he keeps competing like he has been.
Read the full Adrian Buchan interview at TRACKS Magazine.
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Source: ASP World Tour
Author: Dave Prodan / ASP Media
Tags: ASP, Team, Ace Buchan, Hurley, Tracks Magazine
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