SYDNEY, NSW/Australia (Monday, March 19, 2012) ? Adrian Buchan (AUS), 29, has kicked off a solid start to his 2012 ASP World Title campaign, notching a 5th place finish at the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast while matching Owen Wright (AUS), 22, as the top goofy-footer in the event. Following Snapper Rocks, Buchan skipped down to Merewether to compete in the ASP 6-Star Burton Toyota Pro to ignite a couple of lefthanders and while Buchan now has his eyes set on Bells, TRACKS Magazine caught up with Ace about his start to the year and being a goofy-footer on tour. This? is their story?
It?s no coincidence that Adrian ?Ace? Buchan was the last goofy-footer standing come the end of the first ASP World Tour event of the year, the Quiksilver Pro. Ace has a habit of being The Lone Ranger in that department. In fact, all right-foot-forward surfers should celebrate his thorny ability to defy the natural footers dominance of pro surfing. At the Billabong Pro Jeffery?s Bay last year for example, Ace finished third ? yep, you guessed it the best finish of any goofy in the field. Ace deserves his super hero like nickname that?s for damn sure. But not every wave on tour is a right goofies like Ace have to literally surf with their backs to the wall. Today for example, Ace had the pleasure of surfing a little left rip-bowl in the Burton Toyota Pro, a six star W.Q.S event in Newcastle. Not one to pass on a window of opportunity, no matter how small, the stylish power-hound notched up a whooping 18.50 total heat score out of 20 ? the highest of the event so far. With Fiji back on the menu, thanks to Volcom, Tracks grabbed Ace for a quick chat about scoring big without airs and life in the goofy lane.