BURLEIGH HEADS, Queensland/Australia (Thursday, July 8, 2010) - Adrian “Ace” Buchan (AUS), 27, current ASP World No. 13, is one of the most consummate professionals the surfing world has ever seen. Adept in any and all conditions, the versatile goofy-footer stopped by with Australia’s Surfing Life (ASL) magazine recently to discuss his youth camp, the World Cup and the upcoming Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay. This…is their story…
There is more to Adrian ‘Ace’ Buchan than meets the eye. Besides the long golden locks, you’d never expect this well-spoken guy to be a professional surfer. And, you’d certainly never expect a professional surfer to be the author of a children’s book. But that’s Ace. He’s also one of the few to beat Kelly Slater in 2008, his most dominant year on tour and he did so in the final of the Quiksilver Pro France before thanking the local surf fans in their native tongue. You can see why they call him Ace – smart, kind and a competitive freak.
Last weekend Ace put his prep for J-Bay on hold to mentor a bunch of groms at the Surfing Australia High Performance Centre. We called him to find out what went down and what it’s like to surf J-Bay on your backhand.
Tell us about the Ace Buchan Surf Camp:
I’ve never really had much to do with the High Performance Centre because it was developed after I was a junior, so when Hurley and…
For the full interview, check out ASL’s ‘A Word With Ace’
For more on Adrian Buchan, check his ASP WORLD TOUR PROFILE
Watch Ace and the rest of the ASP Top 45 do battle at the BILLABONG PRO JEFFREYS BAY