The first instalment of a new Red Bull series, 'Waiting Period' goes inside the fierce competitive mind of Brazilian tour veteran and potential world title challenger Adriano de Souza and how he experienced this year's Brazilian WCT leg in Rio de Janeiro.

Boasting one of the most interesting backgrounds on the World Tour, Adriano grew up with very little in one of Brazil's roughest neighbourhoods and learned to fight his way to the top. But here he reflects on how to handle the loses too, the missed opportunities, after going down to his biggest tour rival Kelly Slater in Round 5 of the Billabong Rio Pro.