Mitu Monteiro 32
Nationality : French
Currently living in : Montpellier, France
Date of birth : 17 September 1993
Discipline : Freestyle/ Big Air
Favorite spot : Deprano, Greece
Favorite move : Double Heart Attack
Inspirations : Lindsey Vohn and John John Florence
Major accomplishements

3x French Freestyle Champion
4th in the GKA in 2018
6th in the WKL in 2016

Take the risk or loose the chance

One sentence about the products that you are using
In freestyle, we have a special need and it’s sometimes hard to find a brand capable to meet those needs. I’m so stoked F-ONE developed the WTF?! kite for us. We’ve been working hard by putting all we were looking for on it. And it came out to be the best freestyle kite I’ve ever ridden.

How did you get into kiteboarding?
In the early days of kiteboarding, my dad taught me how to ride. I knew how to fly a kite on the beach, but I was too light to go on the water. At the age of 10, I did my first ride and after that I was hooked. I only had one thing in my mind : “When is the next session going to be?”

What do you do before getting in the water?
First I warm up. Freestyle is a pretty rough discipline for your body so a good warm up is essential if you want to last long.

Tell us about your best kiting memory
I’ve been traveling a lot of, so I have some good memories. But what’s really important is to always be with someone to share the session or the moment with. Otherwise, it doesn’t feel the same that’s for sure. From the sunset kite sessions in Brazil, or the sunrise surf sessions in Sri Lanka, or even the SUP session with the whales in Canada, my head is full of beautiful memories. There is still plenty of space for more!

Your worst wipeout?
I had a pretty bad crash while training. I got knocked out and was unconscious in the water. Thankfully, my friend pulled me out of the water and after a few minutes I was back to reality. I also had a knee injury too but I didn’t even crash ; I actually landed the trick so it doesn’t really count as a wipeout.

Who you would like to say thank you to?
First I would like to thank my parents for always believing in me. We all know it’s way easier to support a kid who wants to study than a kid who wants to live from his passion and travel the world on his own. I’ll always be grateful for this and for the life my parents let me choose. Then, I would like to thank the whole F-ONE crew at the office for putting some hard work on a daily basis and to make our life so much easier as a rider.

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