Alex Martins was born in Recife, Brazil and has been living in San Francisco since 1993. Surfing and repairing his own boards led to the creation of his ding repair business
, which he runs full-time. Surfing Mavericks is his true passion and has been honored to surf the Mavericks Invitational three times so far. In 2013 he finished 4th place, and San Francisco could not have been more proud. Besides surfing, he practices Jiu Jitsu, Ashtanga Yoga and trains with Simon Fathers
- as well as spending a majority of his time with his wife and two sons.
Alex's sponsors include Xcel Wetsuits and RVCA.
Check out this video profile about Alex from Redbull.