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Alex Ribeiro


Hometown: Praia Grande, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Born: October 19, 1989

Career Highlight: 2016 CT Rookie

Favorite Waves: Indonesia. Macaronis and Greenbush, Mentawais. Perfect lefts!

Other Sponsors: Lost, Star Point, Nosso Lar iMoveis, Mormaii, Red Nose Energy Drink

Alex Ribeiro

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Alex Ribeiro – The Interview

SB – Where did you grow up surfing? AR – I started surfing right in our neighborhood with my cousins when they spent summer break here (Praia Grande – Sau Paulo).

SB – Who taught you how to surf and why did you start competing? AR – I learned by myself! We had some contest among friends in our neighborhood, that was my first one. And when I was 12 years old I met my coach Neto Neves and we are still working together to this day.

SB – Who is your biggest influence in the water? AR – Mick Fanning.

SB – What is your favorite wave and why? AR – Indonesia. Macaronis and Greenbush, Mentawais. They are lefts and perfect!

SB – Best moment of your career so far? AR – When I won the 2015 Saquarema Pro, prime event in Rio.

SB – Goals for the future? AR – Establish myself on the World Tour and someday make a run for the World Title.

SB – What is your favorite meal? AR – Churrasco. Barbecue.

SB – Name one item you wouldn’t travel without. AR – My surfboard!

SB – Top bunk or bottom bunk? AR – Bottom bunk.

SB – Favorite smell? AR – Food.

SB – Anything else you would like the people to know about you? AR – I love to play soccer and tennis, and go to the movies. I have a 7 year old daughter (my little princess!!). I enjoy cooking, hanging out with my friends and traveling.

Thanks Alex! Looking forward to watching you on tour this year!