Date of Birth:
Ponta Preta (Cape Verde) & Capo Mannu (Sardinia)
Surf, Kite, SUP, Windsurf
ProWave LTD, Stubby LTD & Stylemaster
Airton Cozzolino Lopes was born in Sal/Cabo Verde, so from a very young age, he was thrust into the world of waves. In 2004, his life was turned upside down. He met his adoptive father Libero, who not only introduced him to the world of Kitesurfing, but also enabled Airton to move to Europe, allowing the young talent to exponentially expand his horizons. Now Airton lives in Italy/Sardinia in summertime and goes to Cape Verde in winter. His impressive green eyes come from his grandmother. Besides Kiting, Stand Up Paddling starts to be very important to him too. Last year, he did very well in the Stand Up World Tour in La Torche without training too much, so he decided to do more contests in the future. Airton is a really talented waterman in all segments and we are really happy to have him on board!
Competition ranking you’re most proud of:
1ST KSP Wold Champion 2011 (WAVE)
Your favourite contest and why:
RedBull Unfastened because we were all friends coming from around the world, meeting in the same spot and fighting for a title.
Your favourite SUP adventure:
Surifng waves with my dad.
Soundtrack of your life:
1. Dubstep - Still alive
2. Nero - Guilt
3. Nicki Minaj - Right by my side
I love …
When I go partying….
.. I like to meet new ladies :)
What stokes me most…
If you were candy, what candy would you be?
If you could be another person for a day, who would you be?
If you were a hotdog and you were starving, would you eat yourself?
Maybe yes :P
What's your take on the ProWave?
I really like the feeling of these Boards! It turns so fast, has loads of control and it always follows you through your turns.
When do you take the Stubby out?
When it's smaller and i'd normally not go out on my ProWave, i like the Stubby - it works in all kind of waves. I ride it up to 8 feet and really have a great time on that board.