One of only two true rookies to join the ASP World Tour in 2011, Brazilian up-and-comer Alejo Muniz was a former winner of the Quiksilver Estoril Pro and a former Vans Triple Crown Rookie of the Year. In his debut season in the elite division, he finished tenth overall, and also won the Hang Loose Pro. The following year he cemented his reputation with an end of season world tour ranking of 18th. However, the biggest victory of his career so far came in July 2013 when he beat the USA’s Kolohe Andino to take the ASP Prime Vans US Open of Surfing. After struggling to find a big result throughout the first half of the ASP season, his win at Huntington Beach in peaky one metre waves catapulted him up the rankings nine places to 15. Born on 22nd February 1990 in Argentina, Alejo (aka ‘Corpinho’) is now based in Bombinhas in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina. In his short pro career, he has already travelled to Peru, France, Spain, Hawaii, and Mexico, and he is ambitious to continue his progress and become world champion. A longtime stand out internationally among the junior ranks, the young Brazilian certainly has the ability to compete in a variety of conditions from two-foot slop to Sunset. With speed on the board and innovative manoeuvres, including his favourite carves and barrels, he now has the style and skills in the air to be considered one of the most exciting surfers of his generation.
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