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Adriano deSouza wins in portugal

Adriano de Souza now sits in the third spot in the hunt for the World Title. Photo: ASP/Kirstin


The Inertia

Adriano de Souza took the Rip Curl Pro Portugal in clean, four foot barrels at Supertubos today. The 24-year-old Brazilian dominated on the final day, dispatching Travis Logie, Michel Bourez, Bede Durbidge, and in the final, Kelly Slater.

The third tour win of his career followed an opening wave that earned him a 9.0 after Slater took off on a handful of low scoring waves. After a quick back-and-forth for the top spot, de Souza closed the lid on the heat with 6.67 that left Slater unable to answer back.

The win moves de Souza from sixth into the third spot in the race for the ASP World Title, while Slater maintains the top position.

The next stop in the ASP season is the Rip Curl Pro Search in San Francisco, running from November 1 – 10, 2011.

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RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL FINAL RESULTS: 


1 – Adriano de Souza (BRA) 15.67
2 — Kelly Slater (USA) 14.73

RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL SEMIFINAL RESULTS: 


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SF 1: Kelly Slater (USA) 19.50 def. Taj Burrow (AUS) 16.87
SF 2: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 13.83 def. Bede Durbidge (AUS) 12.03

RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL QUARTERFINAL RESULTS: 


QF 1: Taj Burrow (AUS) 17.94 def. Julian Wilson (AUS) 17.50
QF 2: Kelly Slater (USA) 18.70 def. Heitor Alves (BRA) 7.67
QF 3: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 17.60 def. Michel Bourez (PYF) 17.53
QF 4: Bede Durbidge (AUS) 17.10 def. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 16.60 RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL

HEAT 5 RESULTS: 


Heat 1: Julian Wilson (AUS) 6.83 def. Chris Davidson (AUS) 3.50
Heat 2: Heitor Alves (BRA) 15.40 def. Damien Hobgood (USA) 13.74
Heat 3: Michel Bourez (PYF) 18.93 def. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 17.96
Heat 4: Bede Durbidge (AUS) 17.44 def. John John Florence (HAW) 17.06

RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL ROUND 4 RESULTS:


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Heat 1: Taj Burrow (AUS) 17.13, Julian Wilson (AUS) 15.70, Damien Hobgood (USA) 14.10
Heat 2: Kelly Slater (USA) 19.30, Heitor Alves (BRA) 17.20, Chris Davidson (AUS) 13.40
Heat 3: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 15.30, Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 14.64, Bede Durbidge (AUS) 11.67 
Heat 4: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 18.00, John John Florence (HAW) 17.84, Michel Bourez (PYF) 16.10

RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL ROUND 3 RESULTS:


Heat 9: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 11.60 def. Travis Logie (ZAF) 8.10
Heat 10: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 13.56 def. Dusty Payne (HAW) 12.30
Heat 11: Michel Bourez (PYF) 16.27 def. Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 14.54
Heat 12: John John Florence (HAW) 17.33 def. Owen Wright (AUS) 16.96

ASP WORLD TITLE TOP 5 (after Rip Curl Pro Portugal) 


1. Kelly Slater (USA) 58,150 pts
2. Owen Wright (AUS) 45,650 pts
3. Adriano de Souza (BRA) 42,450 pts
4. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 41,100 pts
5. Taj Burrow (AUS) 40,950 pts

 

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