Airton Cozzolino

Airton Cozzolino

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6 days ago

The most eagerly anticipated kite competition of the year is just over a week away! The GKA Distance Battle, a first of its kind, online,…

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2 weeks ago

A short film by Lidewij Hartog shot in Mauritius featuring AIRton Cozzolino, Matchu Lopes, Sebastian Ribeiro, James Storm Carew & Pedro Matos, shot in Mauritius.…

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2 months ago

4x Strapless Freestyle/Wave World Champion, Airton Cozzolino, finally realised one of his kitesurfing dreams. After a successful video application, he was granted an invitation to…

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2 months ago

Are you ready for this?! The GKA Distance Battle is about to commence! The GKA Distance Battle is about to start, and wildcard voting will…

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3 months ago

The GKA Kite World Tour, like almost every sporting event of the planet, has been put on hold due to the worldwide pandemic but that…

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3 months ago

In a pre-COVID-19 world, Tom Court catches up with Valentine Rodriguez out in Cape Town as he relaxes after winning his first freestyle GKA Kite…

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3 months ago

Summer is almost here, and after so many weeks off the water, kiteboarders are excited to be buying new equipment and getting back on it!…

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5 months ago

#KitersInIsolation - This one is guaranteed to keep you entertained for the next 10 minutes! Watch Airton Cozzolino and Matchu Lopes back in 2013. Times…

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5 months ago

What are you doing for the next half an hour? Back in 2016, Tom Court and the crew dropped the Freeride Project 3, a culmination…

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7 months ago

Yesterday, we saw all the top seeds hit the water for the quarter-finals on day 4 of the GKA Kite-Surf World Cup - Cape Verde…

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7 months ago

Read all about the GKA Kite-Surf World Cup - Cape Verde 2020 Day 3 action, right here! The wind was slightly stronger at Kite Beach,…

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7 months ago

Yesterday, the GKA decided to run a Pure Wave format, with best two waves counting to final scores after judges decided conditions were not suited…

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Issue 76

Getting good content as a brand these days is hard, all the usual spots have been done and dusted. The Duotone Team head to Western Australia and put the miles in to get the shots, but it doesn't always come easy!

1 year ago
Issue 74

In 2016 Rou Chater wrote an article called, Professional Kiteboarding Is Broken, he’s back to revisit it after three years to see what’s changed and how the competitive kite scene has got better in the last couple of years.

1 year ago
Issue 74

Cape Town has become a mecca for kiters over the last few years, events like the King Of The Air have put it on the map like no other place on earth. Is it all it is cracked up to be though? Rou Chater makes the trip to find out what the fuss is all about!

1 year ago
Issue 71

The most popular movies from our website over the last two months!

2 years ago
Issue 67

Rou Chater has been travelling to One Eye in Mauritius since before it was even a thing, in the old days it was quiet and menacing, these days it’s a zoo out there. If you’ve ever wanted to know the best way to tackle it, and how to survive then read this!

3 years ago
Issue 65

Rou Chater chats to perhaps the most influential man in kiteboarding right now, Till Eberle the CEO of Boards and More. Find out what his vision is for the future of our sport and what to expect from one of the biggest kite brands in the world over the next few years.

3 years ago
Issue 59

Rear line depower is the future, we’ve tasted it, and North have made it a reality, no more flapping depower lines, no more hunting for it or trying to grab it in a gust, just pure control at the tips of your fingers! What do you think of the concept?

4 years ago
Issue 55

Jon McCabe is a passionate snowkiter who shares his tales of adventure at some of the most spectacular snow kiting spots on the planet...

5 years ago
Issue 54

We chat to Till Eberle the man behind North Kiteboarding about how the brand has changed over the years and the people he has in place to keep it on top! You won't want to miss this one, some fantastic insights are in this interview!

5 years ago
Issue 52

Rou Chater looks at the rise of Strapless Freestyle as it takes over the beach in Tarifa and leaves a legacy that is sure to continue deep into our future.

5 years ago
Issue 36

We spend some time in Mauritius with the crew from North Kiteboarding and chat to Till Eberle the man behind the brand.

8 years ago

Airton Cozzolino official Fan Page Airton nasce 18 anni fa a Sal, una piccola isola battuta dall’Aliseo, situata nel mezzo dell’Oceano Atlantico, avvicinandosi giovanissimo al mondo delle onde. Aveva solo 4 anni quando ha cominciato a fare skimboard con pezzi di tavole rotte. A 6 anni riesce a provare per la prima volta un bodyboard e l’anno seguente inizia la sua avventura con il surf, anche perché cominciavano ad arrivare i primi surfisti da fuori, che lasciavano di tanto in tanto i loro vecchi materiali, forse senza neanche rendersi conto che con quel piccolo gesto aprivano un nuovo mondo agli abitanti di Sal. L’evento che ha cambiato la sua vita è stato l’incontro, avvenuto nel 2004, con Libero (il padre adottivo), con il quale nasce da subito una grande amicizia. Oggi padre e figlio gestiscono insieme due scuole di kite e surf: l’inverno sono a Capo Verde, mentre l’estate si trasferiscono in Sardegna a Chia, che per Airton è diventata una seconda patria. Al futuro in questo momento Airton non si sente di chiedere nulla, perché dice di aver ricevuto tanto, soprattutto nel 2011, anno ricco di soddisfazioni sia in ambito sportivo (aggiudicandosi il titolo di Campione del Mondo di Wave Riding) che lavorativo.Tuttavia gli obiettivi nella sua mente sono chiari: in ambito sportivo vuole continuare a migliorare, perché ha soli 18 anni sa di poter dare ancora tanto nel kite e non solo. Sogna infatti di diventare un waterman completo e nel sup, nel surf e nel windsurf la strada da affrontare per diventare un campione è ancora lunga. Tribalsurf: la scuola di Airton e Free (il papà) Sportsperson

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