Alex Martins // Mavericks // 7:35

Surfing big waves ain’t for the faint of heart. Thankfully, “heart” was about the only thing that Alex Martins possessed when he moved from Brazil to the US over twenty years ago. The transplanted San Francisco charger has since fulfilled his version of the American Dream — admittedly replacing white picket fences and Bruce Springsteen songs with broken boards and under-the-lip takeoffs at Mavericks.