• Congratulation Jadson Andre winner of the Billabong Pro Santa Catarina

PRAIA DA VILA, Santa Catarina/Brazil (Thursday, April 29, 2010) - Jadson Andre (BRA), 20, 2010 ASP World Tour rookie, has defeated former nine-time ASP World Champion and current ASP World No. 1 Kelly Slater (USA), 38, to claim the Billabong Pro Santa Catarina.

The third stop on the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Billabong Pro Santa Catarina culminated in dramatic fashion today with the rookie claiming his inaugural victory in front of a capacity crowd at Praia da Vila.

"What do I say?" Andre said. "This is my dream. This is everything I have worked for in my life. To be on the beach and hear that I was the winner, something special came over me. I don't know how to put into words. It's a miracle. I have had some bad things happen in my life, but this is amazing. I am so thankful to everyone for this."

The young Brazilian was a standout in every round of competition, blending full-rail carves with effortless air reverses, and dominated the challenging Final conditions to best Slater. The win vaults Andre from 13th to 4th on the elite ASP World Tour rankings and puts him in excellent position heading into the close of the first half of the season.

Jadson Andre

Kelly Slater
Jadson Andre

Highlights from the Billabong Pro Santa Catarina will be available via www.aspworldtour.com/santacatarina

The next stop on the 2010 ASP World Tour will be the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay from July 15- 25, 2010.


BILLABONG SANTA CATARINA PRO FINAL RESULTS:
1 - Jadson Andre (BRA) 14.40
2 - Kelly Slater (USA) 14.00

BILLABONG SANTA CATARINA PRO SEMIFINAL RESULTS:
SF 1: Jadson Andre (BRA) 17.70 def. Dane Reynolds (USA) 16.67
SF 2: Kelly Slater (USA) 13.50 def. Owen Wright (AUS) 10.56

BILLABONG SANTA CATARINA PRO QUARTERFINAL RESULTS:

QF 1: Jadson Andre (BRA) 15.50 def. Michel Bourez (PYF) 15.27
QF 2: Dane Reynolds (USA) 14.27 def. C.J. Hobgood (USA) 13.17
QF 3: Owen Wright (AUS) 13.34 def. Taylor Knox (USA) 12.43
QF 4: Kelly Slater (USA) 15.43 def. Jordy Smith (ZAF) 13.87

BILLABONG SANTA CATARINA PRO REMAINING ROUND 4 RESULTS:
Heat 5: Taylor Knox (USA) 15.93 def. Mick Fanning (AUS) 14.83
Heat 6: Owen Wright (AUS) 13.60 def. Jeremy Flores (FRA) 8.90
Heat 7: Kelly Slater (USA) 13.27 def. Chris Davidson (AUS) 12.00
Heat 8: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 13.00 def. Roy Powers (HAW) 8.50

CURRENT ASP WORLD TOUR TOP 5 (After Brazil):
1 - Kelly Slater (USA) 21750 pts
2 - Jordy Smith (ZAF) 18500 pts
3 - Taj Burrow (AUS) 18250 pts
4 - Mick Fanning (AUS) 15500 pts
4 - Jadson Andre (BRA) 15500 pts