Alessandro Sorgente

A seasoned traveller and skater

Alex Sorgente — Rocket air
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Hi, my name is Alessandro Sorgente. My discipline is skateboard bowl/pool. My friends call me Alex . I was born on 26 November 1997 in Italy. My special talent is motocross and playing video games. My philosophy of life is go big or go home. The most important person in my life is my Mum. My favourite food is pasta with pesto sauce. My favourite music is rock.


Alessandro Sorgente is one very talented skateboarder.  Alex, as he’s better known, has in the last five or so years emerged as one of the new forces in international transition skating.

His trailblazing 2015 included winning the WCS Bowlriding title, the Mystic Cup bowl contest in Prague and a slew of other extravaganzas. Previous markers include taking bronze medals at the 2011 World Championships in Marseille and the Rocky Mountain Rampage in 2013, being the three-time world champion at the Quiksilver Bowlriders Grom division (2005, 2007, and 2008) and being the Grind for Life champion five years running (2011, 2010, 2009 2008 and 2007). Alex has been a proud member of the Grind for Life skate team since 2004. Grind for Life is an organisation that provides financial assistance to cancer patients and their families. He also bagged two Guinness World Records in 2010 – one for 15 consecutive frontside boneless ones in 30 seconds and the other for 15 consecutive axle stalls in 30 seconds.

Alex’s philosophy of life is ‘go big or go home’ and he certainly practised what he preaches but despite his already impressive track record he is just hitting his groove. Alex still has his whole life ahead of him and his life-long goal of making a living from skateboarding is tantalisingly close.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2016
    1. 1st Place: La Kantera Pro Pool Contest

      Bilbao, Spain

  2. 2016
    1. 2nd Place: Red Bull Bowl Rippers

      Marseille, France

    2. 2nd Place: Australian Open Skateboarding Bowl

      Manly, Australia

    3. 2nd Place: Oi Bowl Jam

      Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  3. 2015
    1. 3rd Place: Vans BOWL-A-RAMA - Pro Division

      Bondi Beach, NSW, Australia

    2. 2nd Place: Oi Bowl Jam

      Alex made history by landing the first Ollie 540 in a concrete bowl contest

      Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  4. 2014
    1. 1st Place: Van Doren Invitational 2014 - Hastings

      Vancouver, BC, Canada

    2. 1st Place: Mystic SK8 Cup 2014 - Bowl Men

      Prague, Czech Republic