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Alex Botelho

Alex Botelho

De: Algarve Age: 26

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06/08/90

Birth Date: 06/08/1990

Birth Place: Canada

Currently Living: Portugal, Algarve

Years Surfing: 15

Sponsors: Volcom Clothing, Electric, Vans, Ferox Surfboards, Ocean & Earth, Futures Fins.

Favorite Spot: Spots on the South coast of the Algarve.

Favorite country: I enjoy alot being in California and Indonesia, but my favorite place to be is in Portugal.

Goals: Keep on surfing and improving every day.

First board: A blue insulation styrofoam board that my Dad shaped for me.

Warm Ups: Wiggle my nostrils 30 times, and pick up shells with my toes.

What gets you motivated to surf: Watching a surf movie to then attempt your best impersonation of it, or a beautiful, sunny, glassy day. But most of all, good waves.

Side Tracks: Fortunate son

Music/Bands: Mostly anything, as long as there's instruments involved or voices, just not an electronic short circuit wired to a speaker.

Videos/Movies: A movie with a good story behind it is always appreciated, and prank videos can be very fun to watch. Shawshank Redemption, American History X, Just for laugh Gags.

Best style: Tom Curran

Random Information: I love avocado and mango trees. I love figs and honey. My sister lead me to believe that she was a ghost until I was 5 years old. I owned a collection of chicken bones and fish eyes.

Favorite Volcom Jeans: SureThing

Favorite Boardshorts: Stoney Mod

One thing you can't leave home without: A snack!

Special Thanks: Mam and Dad, Sergio Wu, Octavio Lourenço, Helder and Simon.

Fill in the blank: Hello. My name is Alex Botelho, some people call me beetroot. I would best describe my hometown as Lagos. I've traveled quite a bit, but by far the best place I've been was the Caribbean, because I had no idea waves like that existed. But, by far most worse trip ever was on the way to an island in Indonesia, because I was covered head to toes in coachroaches laying underneath a 4 foot tall deck in a boat that took 25 hours. It still was a great trip.

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©Andre Carvalho

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Alex Botelho just launched his last clip filmed at home in Portugal. Have a look and enjoy a small trip into Alex’s natural habitat. Photo: Tom Carey
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ALEX BOTELHO | Moche Winter Waves podium, Portugal
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