“The danger with Airton is that when he wants something, he goes for gold. The competition is tough and you have to be on your A-game. You have to go with the flow, go with your instincts.” – Matchu Lopes
Everything lined up for Airton and his energy on the water just flowed. Kicking off his first heat with a massive back roll, back roll kite loop rodeo, kite loop back roll, kite loop rodeo, back roll tick tack and a front shuvit3, it was an explosive set to get the competition started. Flying through the rounds and into the finals, his super technical and aggressive moves were sweetly rounded off with smooth, clean landings. He says ‘I never have a plan, I just go for it. Quite often a mistake in one trick becomes a new one.’ We wish we could say the same!