SYDNEY, NSW/Australia (Monday, March 19, 2012) – Adrian Buchan (AUS), 29, 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 (AUS), 22, 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. This… is their story…
It’s 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 Jeffery’s 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 that’s 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.
For the full Adrian Buchan interview log on to TRACKS Magazine.
For more on Ace view his full ASP WORLD TOUR PROFILE.