The 32-year-old surfer from Florianopolis spent 12 years competing in the Qualifying Series (QS) on a quest to join the elite of surfing.
Now, he is one of the happiest surfers on the planet. Not only he joined the Championship Tour (CT) but also won his first major event.
Cardoso had already done well in Bali by finishing his campaign as a quarterfinalist. This time, the Brazilian regular footer beat Julian Wilson in the final.