He tells me (albeit with some prompting) one of his most dramatic clashes was with countrymen and Brazilian surfing icon Neco Padaratz at the O’Neill World Cup of Surfing, Sunset in 2009. Jadson had paddled for a wave, called Neco off, missed it, at which point the two were embroiled in a heated slanging match.
“He says, ‘Hey Jadson, what the fuck are you doing? I need the result. You are number three in the world. You don’t need to do that. I have a son, I have a baby. I said, ‘you have one baby? I have four: a mother, a father and two brothers.” – STAB MAG