Rip Curl Pro 2013: Bells Beach – Adriano De Souza wins!

Adriano De Souza wins in a closely contested heat versus Nat Young.

It was set up for a highly unlikely final, with both Joel Parkinson and Kelly Slater eliminated in the third round of this year’s event. Adriano De Souza squared off against Nat Young in the final, and what a showdown it was. Adriano defeated Nat by a meager 0.41 points – meaning that the wave which looked to be a certain 8-pointer, but got judged to a 7.50 proved fatal for the rookie, Nat Young. Nevertheless, Adriano De Souza did amazing to get to the final, and his first ever Bell trophy was well deserved. Congratulations!

 

“Adriano de Souza (BRA), 25, has claimed the 2013 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach presented by Ford over ASP Dream Tour rookie Nat Young (USA), 21, in clean three-to-five foot (1 – 1.5 metre) waves at Bells Beach today. Event No. 2 of 10 on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach culminated in dramatic fashion Tuesday with the young Brazilian claiming the first South American men’s title in the event’s storied 52-year history.” (Rip Curl)

 

Want to re-live the heat? Watch the full surf heat here:

http://live.ripcurl.com/bells-beach-analyzer.html

 

RIP CURL PRO BELLS BEACH 2013 FINAL RESULTS:

1 – Adriano de Souza (BRA) 16.26 2 – Nat Young (USA) 15.83

RIP CURL PRO BELLS BEACH 2013 SEMIFINAL RESULTS:

SF 1: Nat Young (USA) 15.10 def. Taj Burrow (AUS) 13.43

SF 2: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 18.44 def. Jordy Smith (ZAF) 18.40

 

RIP CURL PRO BELLS BEACH 2013 QUARTERFINAL RESULTS:

QF 1: Taj Burrow (AUS) 15.50 def. Kai Otton (AUS) 14.50

QF 2: Nat Young (USA) 17.27 def. Willian Cardoso (BRA) 14.83

QF 3: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 14.33 def. Mick Fanning (AUS) 13.76

QF 4: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 16.77 def. Filipe Toledo (BRA) 13.20

 

CURRENT ASP WCT TOP 5 (Following Completion of Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach):

1. Kelly Slater (USA) 11,750 pts

2. Mick Fanning (AUS) 11,700 pts

2. Taj Burrow (AUS) 11,700 pts

4. Adriano de Souza (BRA) 10,500 pts

5. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 9,750 pts

6. Nat Young (USA) 9,750 pts