Brazilian and American
Top 3 kitesurfing spots?
Favourite gear setup?
My favorite gear setup is my Vegas 9 with a small Click Bar and a 134-41Team Series board.
The biggest achievements in your kiteboarding career
My biggest achievement was qualifying for the Pro Tour when I was just 12 years old. I wasn’t allowed to participate due to my age but I qualified ;) Last season I took 1st in the Egypt Qualifier League and 2nd overall in the Qualifier League. 4 x’s Jr. World Kiteboarding Champion.
Your hobbies aside kiteboarding?
I like to surf! My house is in front of the best surfing spot on the Northeast coast of Brazil!
What do you do on a day without wind?
If there isn’t any wind… well, I surf if there is swell, listen to my music, workout and study!
What style of music are you interested in?
I really love so many genres of music that it is hard to pick just one! I love to plug into my headphones and just chill out and get lost in the music when I study, before I compete, and when I am cross training!
How and why did you start kiteboarding?
My parents are kitesurfers and ever since I was little, I would help my grandma follow them in our dune buggy for downwinders in Prea. I begged them to let me kitesurf ever since I was five! Finally, when I was 8 and a half they let me start! I learned on a 2.5 meter kite in crazy 30 knot winds in choppy conditions in Prea!
Why are you riding for Duotone?
I ride for Duotone because they make the best kite on the market! If I want to be the best rider out there, I better be on the best gear!
What is your main goal for the future?
I would like to be the Freestyle World Champion.
What training do you do to stay fit?
I eat healthy and train both on and off the water!
What would have been your job if you wouldn´t be a pro kiteboarder?
I am just 13 years old, so I wouldn´t be working at all. Just doing my schoolwork and surfing hanging out with my friends.
What´s your favourite food?
My favorite food is Sushi! I love sashimi!
What did you always want to say?
I really like this quote by Judy Garland, “Be the first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”