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Alex Botelho

Alex Botelho

From: 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


Volcom presents True To This: Chapter 4 "Growling on the North Shore"
Join us on the rock and melt into the purity that lurks within the insanity. Despite the cameras, crowds and calamity, the ride remains the drive as the Volcom team dives deeper into the heart of the True To This movement. Since the beginning, Volcom has always had a special appreciation for the raw power and beauty of Hawaii. In this episode we pay respect to our Hawaiian family and soak in the spirit of Aloha as we join The Growlers, Dusty Payne, Coco Ho, Rune Glifberg, Pat Moore, Gavin Beschen and many more on a quick trip to paradise in Volcom Stone's latest installment of the True To This series, "Growling on the North Shore". Watch Volcom's True To This Chapters 1, 2 & 3 below! True To This: Chapter 1 - "The Spiritual Intoxication" True To This: Chapter 2 - "The Cushiony Dimension" True To This: Chapter 3 - "The Chill Wave"
Dave Wassel and Gavin Beschen Share An Epic Wave During The 2015 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout
It’s called being resourceful. Dave Wassel and Gavin Beschen pictured above (Photo: Brent Bielmann). It’s not your typical wave. And this isn’t your typical contest. The Da Hui Backdoor shootout tends to avoid ordinary. It features a team format in which four team members paddle out — sans jerseys — and compete in half-hour non-elimination heats. Then they do it again. And again. And after each team surfs three times, their top three scores are tallied up and thrown to the chopping block. Confused? So are we. But don’t worry about it yet. So far, only Rounds 1 and 2 of the 2015 Shootout have run. As for the rest of the event? Who knows. They have until January 17th to finish off — but that doesn’t guarantee anything. The event won’t run unless the waves truly warrant it. Like we said, not your typical event. And like you’ll see after scrolling through that photo gallery, it’s not your typical wave. Full image gallery of Rounds 1 & 2 on Surfing Magazine HERE.
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"
Veeco: A Volcom Film Making Documentary Available Now; Streaming Free For 48-Hours
Directed by Jamie Heinrich, Veeco: A Volcom Film Making Documentary the story behind the Volcom filmmaking legacy, Veeco Productions, is streaming for free online at for the next 48-hours. Veeco… is also available today on iTunes. Veeco: A Volcom Film Making Documentary takes a journey through the Volcom film library and 21 years of living a life completely out of the ordinary. Go behind the scenes with the filmmakers and riders as they share their tales of blood, sweat and debacle in such iconic films as Alive We Ride, The Garden, Stoney Baloney, Subjekt Haakonsen, Magna Plasm, Chichagof and more. Featuring interviews with Richard Woolcott, Troy Eckert, Remy Stratton, Terje Haakonsen, Jamie Lynn, Gavin Beschen, Bryan Iguchi, Dustin Dollin, Ozzie Wright, Caswell Berry, Rune Glifberg, Ryan Thomas, Dusty Payne, Curtis Ciszek, Dylan Alito, Scott Blum, Seth Huot, Kai Garcia, Ryan Sheckler, Grant Taylor, Dan Brisse, Colin Provost and Tai Van Dyke.