MATCHU LOPES ALMEIDA

MATCHU LOPES ALMEIDA

DUOTONE TEAM

Profile

Name

Matchu Lopes

Homebase

Fuerteventura, Canary Islands and Sal island, Cabo Verde

Nationality

Spanish and Cape Verdean

Interview

Top 3 kitesurfing spots?

Pacas Mayo Peru, Ponta Preta Cabo Verde, and One Eye Mauritius

Favourite gear setup?

For waves the 8 meter Neo, click bar and pro wam 5’8' and for freestyle strapless the 9 meter Dice, Pro whip 5’2’ plus click bar

The biggest achievements in your kiteboarding career

2016 World Title

What do you do on a day without wind?

Surf and skate

What style of music are you interested in?

Reggae, Pop, Hip Hop

How and why did you start kiteboarding?

So, before I started to kite I was doing bodyboarding, skimboarding, surfing, and windsurfing and then I started to kitesurf.

I was every day in the water if not I was teaching people how to kitesurf, surf or windsurf.

Kitesurfing for me is a combination of all these water sports I have been doing on the past years and my island was just perfect to do all this sports.

Why are you riding for Duotone?

Because Duotone is my Family and we are the best!

What is your main goal for the future?

Compete as much as possible and then travel to some sick wave destinations and make epic videos.

What training do you do to stay fit?

Kite as much as possible, eat a lot of stuff and rest well for the next day.

What would have been your job if you wouldn´t be a pro kiteboarder?

Be a chef or working in the marketing.

What´s your favourite food?

Seafood

What did you always want to say?

Just roll with the flow.

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