BURLEIGH HEADS, Queensland/Australia (Wednesday, May 5, 2010) – Last week, Jadson Andre (BRA), 20, 2010 ASP Dream Tour rookie, defeated former nine-time ASP World Champion and current ASP World No. 1 Kelly Slater (USA), 38, in front of a capacity hometown crowd to claim the Billabong Pro Santa Catarina. It was a feat that no rookie had accomplished since 2006 and immediately vault the young goofy-footer into the international spotlight. But where did this all come from? Were you surprised? Australia’s Surfing Life (ASL) Magazine’s Nick Carroll was well into the story before it even broke and provides and intimate background into South America’s next big star. This…is their story…
Were you surprised by Jadson Andre’s victory at Santa Catarina the other day?
Let us dissuade you. Don’t be surprised. Jadson’s win was a historical inevitability. The biggest thing about him is that he is the tip of a huge caiparinha-flavoured iceberg.
The world had best get their collective heads out of the sand about Jadson and his numerous super grommet homeboys. They’re so far ahead of the pack it just isn’t funny at all.
Late last year, on assignment from…
For full story, check out ASL’s ‘Don’t Be Surprised’
For more on JADSON ANDRE, check out his ASP WORLD TOUR PROFILE