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Alex Botelho

Alex Botelho

De: Algarve Age: 26

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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.

©Andre Carvalho


Exclusive Surfline Photo Feature While On Location For Psychic Migrations
Balaram Stack, Mike Gleason and Carlos Munoz journey to Costa Rica for Volcom's upcoming movie, Psychic Migrations in this exclusive photo feature from Surfline.com, click HERE.
Volcom Team Jamming on the East Coast of Oz
Volcom Team shredders Carlos Munoz, Ozzie Wright, Parker Coffin, Mitch Coleborn, Joan Duru, and Gony Zubizarreta jamming on the east coast of Australia during the warmer months. The team’s varied, as are the conditions, which makes for a fun mess of small(er) wave hot-dogging. Carlos for Costa Rican prez!
Volcom Pipe Pro: From Three Perspectives
NORTH SHORE, Oahu - The incredible waves and fierce competition of the Volcom Pipe Pro has been searing the retinas of the surf world for seven years now. The peerless troika of John John Florence, Jamie O’Brien and Kelly Slater have owned the trophy, but new blood has stormed the scene at each edition. Sterling performances aren’t limited to the competitors, however; a huge casts work hard behind the scenes to bring the event to life, fine-tune the athletes and broadcast it all to the world. In "Three Perspectives," Red Bull follows a trio of Volcom Pipe Pro crew members. Carlos Muñoz is an emerging Costa Rican powerhouse whose flamboyant look and laid-back demeanor are at odds with his deadly competitive game. A 26th place finish on last year’s Qualifying Series has Muñoz within striking distance of the Championship Tour, and he’s hungry to kick off 2015 in style. Watch the full highlights of the Volcom Pipe Pro, a Red Bull Signature Series event, on NBC on April 18 at 1:30 p.m. ET.
Volcom Stone presents... True To This: "North Shore Household"
Volcom Stone presents… True To This: “North Shore Household” featuring the Volcom surf team getting shacked and shredding out front of the Volcom houses on the North Shore of Oahu. Riders: Gavin Beschen, Kawai Lindo, Dave Wassel, Carlos Goncalves, Balaram Stack, Alex Gray, Zeke Lau, Tom Dosland, JD Irons, Parker Coffin, Dusty Payne, Miguel Tudela, Tai Vandyke, Mitch Coleborn, Yago Dora, Carlos Muñoz, Kai Mana Henry Also check out the previous True To This videos featuring Dusty and Burch!: Volcom presents True To This: Dusty Payne "Sanctuary" Volcom presents True To This: Ryan Burch "The Rush of the Continuous Rhythm"
Los Pollos Locos - Chapter 1 - Volcom House Hawaii
Los Pollos Locos is a 4 part web series based on the life and waves of Oscar Moncada – Carlos Goncalves – Carlos Muñoz – Miguel Tudela Chapter 1 - Volcom House Hawaii Two minutes of action, passion and the blood bound that fellow latinos have between each other and with the ocean. This first edit is focused on the waves of North Shore, Oahu in front of the Volcom House. Stay tuned for the next chapters of the guys surfing in Latin America Music Los Mysteriosos "Chupa, Policia" facebook.com/los.mysteriosos Instagram: @los_mysteriosos Edited By: Mike Morrissey & Matt Shuster Filmed By: Juan Bacagianis, Andrew Christie, Nate Leal, Andrew Oliver, Larry Haynes Animation By: Drewtoonz Producers: Mariano Benitez, Matias Mulanovich, Ryan Boyes Descripción Español "Los Pollos Locos" es una serie de cuatro videos web basados en la vida y olas de Oscar Moncada – Carlos Goncalves – Carlos Muñoz – Miguel Tudela Capítulo 1 – Volcom House Hawaii Dos minutos de acción, pasión y el lazo de sangre que une a los latinos entre si y los conecta con el océano. El primer edit tiene como foco las olas de North Shore, Oahu en frente de la casa Volcom. Esten atentos para los próximos capítulos de los 'Pollos' surfeando en Latinoamérica. Música Los Mysteriosos "Chupa, Policia" facebook.com/los.mysteriosos Instagram: @los_mysteriosos Editado por: Mike Morrissey & Matt Shuster Filmado por: Juan Bacagianis, Andrew Christie, Nate Leal, Andrew Oliver, Larry Haynes Animaciones por: Drewtoonz Producido por: Mariano Benitez, Matias Mulanovich, Ryan Boyes
Carlos Muñoz at the Cascais Portugal Prime
Carlos Muñoz put on on of the best performances of his career at last week's Prime event in Portugal earning an equal 3rd place finish and jumping into the top 50 of the world ratings.  Carlos was definitely one of the stand out surfers of the event and will be looking to take this momentum to Hawaii for the final two Prime events of the year at Haleiwa and Sunset Beach.  Congrats and good luck Carlos!  Photos: Andrew Christie