Filippe Ferreira
Nationality : Brazil
Currently living in : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date of birth : 13 November 1992
Discipline : Waves
Favorite spot : Hawaii, Mauritius, Postinho Rio de Janeiro
Favorite move : Barrels
Inspirations : Mitu Monteiro
Major accomplishements


You can do anything you set your mind to

One sentence about the products that you are using
By far the best equipment I have ever used, kites, harness, and surfboards, it was kind of love at first sight!

How did you get into kiteboarding?
I started competing in surfing since I was kid. In 1999 my dad bought a kiosque on the beach and built a kiteboarding school, being one of the pioneers in the country and one of the most popular place in Rio for kite and chill, when I was 15 years old I completed my first professional kite wave contest in Rio, and make 1rst place tying with the world champion of the time ago Guilly Brandao, with the same scores, after that day, I never stopped kitesurfing, I’m addicted to the sport.

What do you do before getting in the water?
I listen to music, stretch my body and smile

Tell us about your best kiting memory 
A perfect kitesurfing tube just after the horn indicated the end of the final heat of the GKA in Mauritius last year, I will never forget!

Your worst wipeout?
Expression session in Mauritius first year of competition, I took Airton Cozzolino’s kite, because at the time had no sponsorship nor small kite. 35 knots, 8 ft (2.44 m) waves, I got into a tube with the hope of winning something, the kite fell in the water, I got ejected, the wind took the kite to the ocean, I never got the kite again, and I almost drowned

Who you would like to say thank you to?
I want to thank F-ONE, Raph especially for believing in me, in my talent, in my potential. Thanks to F-ONE, I have won many important championships in my career. I would like to thank my family that is always by my side supporting me and helping me in everything I need. Finally, thank God for this life in the ocean doing what I love!

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