Mitu Monteiro 16
Nationality : Cape Verdean
Currently living in : Santa Maria, Sal, Cape Verde
Date of birth : 7 July 1983
Discipline : Waves / Freestyle Strapless
Favorite spot : Ponta Preta, Sal, Cape Verde
Favorite move : Barrel
Inspirations : My Mother
Major accomplishements

1x world champ 2008
3x vice world champ

Believe in your dreams, someday they become true like it happened to me

One sentence about the products that you are using
F-ONE collection for me is… Freedom ! It allows me to do what I want … there is no limit, It is just about enjoying the ride

How did you get into kiteboarding?
It was 1999 and a friend of mine came with one of the first kites on the market and a theory book. Obviously I left the theory to him and I took the kite to have a try…. Then my life has changed….

What do you do before getting in the water?
I’m always spending some time checking the conditions, even if I already know the spot. I check the wind, the sea, the weather, the riders in the water, even the birds … I guess it is something of a fundamental importance that people underestimate.

Tell us about your best kiting memory.
Surfing Teahupoo is something I had been dreaming all my life and the day I had finally ridden that wave it will be engraved in my memory as one the best moment of my career ever!

Your worst wipeout?
Once again: Teahupoo ! I almost risked dying when my kite has been caught by the leap and it crashed into the water, bringing myself under the water. I was trying to release it, but the safety leash was wrapped in the chicken loop and after having drunk a loooot of water a jet ski appeared like a vision and saved me!

Who you would like to say thank you to?
To the jet ski who saved me 😉

But firstly to my mother, because, now that I have kids, I can understand how it must have been hard for her to raise me alone, and all the worries she must have been going through.

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