We here at Buy Board Shorts want to send our congrats out to Brazilian junior pro surfer Jadson Andre who won the Oakley Rio Pro Junior event this past Sunday in Rio de Janeiro. The contest started last Friday and finished up in clean, 2-3′ surf at at Arpoador Beach.
Andre scored the only perfect 10 point ride of the entire event and won the final round over his good friend Miguel Pupo. Both surfers are guaranteed spots into the Billabong ASP World Junior Championships in Australia in January, 2010.
“We made it quite a heat, each one taking some waves and when I want so much something, it happens. I’m stoked for it. Me and Miguel (Pupo) are brothers and when he was at the peak, I waited in the middle and when I was with the priority he waited, so who surfed better would win the heat” said Andre… way to go… and nice boardshorts you got on there too!
Hotelier Andre Balazs who runs the ultra-hip Standard chain of hotels has sparked some buzz with one of his new marketing gimmicks: selling bikinis and boardshorts in poolside vending machines!
Of course we here at Buy Board Shorts think this a a brilliant marketing idea and only wish we could afford to put vending machines with our board shorts and swim shorts in them at every pool in the country.
In an all-Brazilian final, Simao Romao won his second consecutive event title at the 2009 Rio Surf Pro International presented by Oakley on Sunday in clean 2-4′ waves at Arpoador Beach, Rio de Janeiro.
Romao jumped on the surf and took an early heat lead with a score of 6.83, (out of 10.00), with some clean backside turns and floaters. Next with power moves on the long lefts of Arpoador he scored an almost perfect 9.33 and further extend his lead and seal the victory.
“I’m very happy, stoked, win here again is unbelievable. The best of all is that I can celebrate this title at home, I will not have to travel just like last year when I went from here straight to the airport, now I will make a barbecue to all of my friends, celebrate with then and with my family” said Romao, who with this win moved from 99th to 49th place in ASP Men’s WQS Ranking.