Von: Algarve Age: 26
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.