Brazil’s most successful ever surfer has form out here. The sucky walls of the Gold Coast sand bars really suit his powerful combination of turns and airs, and a semi and a final appearance, both times loosing to Taj Burrow are proof of that.
He has a pretty good first round draw, although countryman Alejo Muniz will be no push over. But Adriano is a real all or nothing character, if the man from Santos gets really going then you can see him winning the whole event, but he could just as easily fall in the second round, such is his inconsistency at times.
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