“You’re going to be pounded. But, we’re not crazy people, we prepare ourselves for this.” -Big Wave Surfer, Alex Martins
Brazilian big wave surfer Alex Martins is featured in this episode of Red Bull’s ‘This and Nothing Else’ series. Currently residing in Ocean Beach, San Francisco, Martins relocated to California from Recife in Brazil in 1993, with the intention of forgetting about surfing, and simply focusing on working. After realizing he couldn’t live life without his passion, Martins began dedicating a majority of his time to the sport and repairing boards.
Listen as he recounts his worst wipeout, injury, life in the United States, and the road he traveled to get where he is today.
“I had to go through so much stuff to be where I’m at. It’s a long, long road. I feel like anything, if you put a lot of energy and love, you can make it happen.”
Need a board repaired? If you’re in the Bay Area, visit Alex Martins’ repair shop for your next touch up.