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This is Heiko Bothe

Filmmaker Heiko Bothe Playlist & Interview 37 Videos ・ Last Updated: Apr 12 2024

Self taught photographer from Zihuatanejo, México. Started bodyboarding at the age of 12 and slowly made it to the world of longboarding. I love being in the water, either shooting or surfing. Love tacos and beers. And to say random stuff.

Nickname: Heiko

Based now: Zihuatanejo / Saladita, Guerrero, Mexico

Stance: Regular

Born and raised

Zihuatanejo, Mexico

When and how did you start surfing?

12 years old.

Who are the surfers that inspire you?

Anybody who's shredding and respecting the line up.

Where are your favorite surf spots that you've been to?

Oaxaca and Guerrero

Where are the surf spots you want to visit in the future that you've never been to?


Which type of surfboards and fin setups are you into?

Classic logs

Which one video would you highlight in this playlist and why?

:) (Patty's video) It's the last one I made.

What cameras and lenses do you use?

FUJIFILM X-T3, XF16-55mm F2.8 and XF100-40mm F4.5-5.6

What editing tool do you use?

Premiere Pro

What's your favorite focal length?

Super zoomed in

When and how did you start filming?

Started filming in 2005 when a friend needed somebody to help him film a bodyboard clip. I wanted to be in the clip so it took me some time to start helping him.

Who are the creators that inspire you?

Anybody who's not doing it for the fame.

What are the surf films/videos that inspire you?

Anything. Everything.

Other than surf films?

I love Wes Anderson. Stranger Things, Breaking Bad.

Who are your favorite bands and musicians?

I love reggeaton, rock, 80s, bachata, salsa, everything.

Tracks you love?

Spotify Playlist: This Is Heiko Bothe

  1. “People Everywhere (Still alive)” by Khruangbin
  2. ”Tiny Dancer" by Elton John
  3. “Heaven” by The Walkmen
  4. “Freaking Out the Neighborhood” by Mac DeMarco
  5. “Island” by The Whitest Boy Alive
  6. “Rain” by Dragon (Live in Melbourn)
  7. “This Charming Man” - The Smiths
  8. “Roberto” by Vaudou Game
  9. “Pick Up” by Dj Koze
  10. “Fade Into You” by Mazzy Star