A lions roar from Ace:
Adrian Ace Buchan, the goofy footer with the gnarlest backhand snap on the tour today always greets you with a smile. When Ace came up against Tour Rookie and fellow Hurley team rider Brazilian Miguel Pupo in the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast there weren’t too many smiles going around in or out of the water.
In the battle of the goofy footers Ace came out on top and moved into the quarterfinals on the very last wave of the heat. He was wadding to the beach as the final scores were read out from the judges. Ace’s reaction to his wining ride was far from the usual smile, more like a lion’s roar and an emotional fist pumping. Ace was very happy but his normal smile was missing.