Alex Botelho

Alex Botelho

Von: 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


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Dusty Payne is one busy dude. If he's not chasing the tour to re-qualify, he's traveling with his team and hunting down epic waves for video edits like these. And if he's not doing either of those, he's maintaining an immense training and health program to get him ready for his next adventure. Stacking Clips just released this new edit of Dusty with a ton of recent stellar footage to get you psyched for your next shred session. You can watch Dusty, and the rest of the world's best surfers, surfing live at the 2016 Volcom Pipe Pro. Live webcast will be broadcasted directly from The Banzai Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu on January 28. Visit for details.
Dusty Payne's New Edit, "Summer Love"
Film / Edit Wes Larsen Dusty has been on a tear lately, traveling from country to country on the contest circuit while also managing to squeeze in trips for edits like these. Looking fit and confident as ever, look for Dusty to take down some big names at the upcoming WSL 2015 Hurley Pro Trestles, beginning September 9.
Volcom Stone Introduces Dusty Payne for Psychic Migrations
Volcom Stone presents Psychic Migrations, a Veeco Film Production directed by Ryan Thomas. Coming September 2015. - Music - Song: Brush Artist: Bitchin Bajas Release: Bitchin Bajas Courtesy of Drag City Records iTunes: Amazon (vinyl):
Dusty Payne Lands Cover Of Surfing Magazine!
It's no secret Dusty has been on a roll lately. After qualifying for the 2015 WCT with his new-found perspective on competitive surfing and outlook to the sport, he has made an impressive showing during his World Tour event heats with near perfect scores and, most notably, an impressive 3rd place finish at the Lowers Pro last week. After hearing from a friend that he scored the cover, he was stoked as ever and we here at Volcom couldn't be happier! Go Dusty!   View more info on Issue 7 of Surfing Magazine with a digital flipbook HERE.
Dusty Payne: Better Than Lucky
There are few things more satisfying in life than knowing you’re on a roll. Surfer Magazine caught up with Dusty Payne at the Volcom house on the North Shore. Watch the interview on Surfer Magazine HERE. Perched on his third-floor balcony, watching the waves at Pipeline, he grinned through a thick, vaguely Amish-looking beard. He admitted that it probably wasn’t his best look, but he didn’t dare shave it off, not after it accompanied him to the podium at both Haleiwa and Sunset. He surprised the surf world by coming out of the deepest recesses of the ‘QS to qualify for this year’s World Tour, and is now back in action with a 13th place finish at Snapper, looking forward to Bells. To chalk up his resurgence as a lucky streak, though, would be wrong. Payne has changed more than just his grooming standards over the last year. Read the full Dusty Payne interview in the April Issue of SURFER.
2015 WSL Championship Tour Kicks Off Saturday!
After a heroic Hawaii performance, Dusty Payne is back on the World Championship Tour! With a fresh and positive outlook for the new season, Dusty is fired up and looking to solidify his presence as a contender for the 2015 World Title. The first event of the year kicks off this weekend on the Gold Coast of Australia. Also joining Dusty at Snapper is Volcom Ambassador and 11-time World Champion, Kelly Slater. Kelly is looking to start his season off with his 55th career CT win and make a push towards that 12th World Title he has been searching for. Watch the live webcast on WSL's Website to see Dusty and Kelly battling it out with the rest of the contestants in round 1 of the season opener!   Be sure to check out Dusty and Kelly in Volcom’s True To This: Chapter 4, "Growling on the North Shore."