Adriano de Souza: kissing the World Surf League cup | Photo: Masurel/WSL

The Brazilian Storm has taken control of the surfing world. One year after Gabriel Medina, the hard-working man claims his moment of glory with a maiden World Surf League title and a victory in the prestigious Billabong Pipe Masters.

Adriano de Souza has lived the best day of his entire surfing career. He is the number one because he deserves it. Sometimes, pictures speak for themselves and, in Adriano's case, it is quite obvious why he got so emotional.

Take a look at the best shots from the last day of competition at the Pipe Masters. The 17th December 2015 will forever be written in De Souza's heart. It was his day and a glorious date for the Brazilian surf fans.

Adriano de Souza: eyeing a Backdoor gem | Photo: Cestari/WSL

Adriano de Souza: getting barreled at Backdoor | Photo: Cestari/WSL

Adriano de Souza: carving at Backdoor | Photo: Cestari/WSL

Adriano de Souza: a hard-working surfer | Photo: Masurel/WSL

Adriano de Souza: celebrating his first world title | Photo: Masurel/WSL

Adriano de Souza: carried on shoulder by his Hawaiian mentor Jamie O'Brien | Photo: Kirstin/WSL

Adriano de Souza: another one for Brazil | Photo: Kirstin/WSL

Adriano de Souza: raising the World Surf League title | Photo: Kirstin/WSL

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