Matchu Lopes

Matchu Lopes

Pro Rider

1 month ago

You may have a harness, but does it fit right? Let's get real. When it comes to your harness, everyone should care about having their individualised…

4 months ago

Are you ready?! From the 23rd to the 27th of November, the final events of the Qatar Airways GKA Kite World Tour will be a…

6 months ago

Check out Liam Dredge's summary of the GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Dakhla, Morocco event! Dakhla 2022 was certainly one for the history books! A promising…

6 months ago

THE FINALS! Watch the GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Dakhla 2022 highlights here. Re-joining the competition at the quarter final stage would always lead to a…

6 months ago

Duotone's flagship control system is back for 2023, giving you the ultimate way to trim your kite without moving your hand from the bar itself.…

7 months ago

Discover DUOTONE's apparel collection, including t-shirts, hoodies, boardshorts, and caps - what a way to introduce a lineup!

7 months ago

Nathalie Lambrecht, Reno Romeu, Matchu Lopes & Mikaili Sol show us what the 2023 Duotone DICE SLS is all about in this product video! The…

8 months ago

Tom Court and Graham Howes team up in this one and head to Tarifa for the GKA Big Air World Championships, GKA Kite Expo, and…

10 months ago

The final GKA Big Air World Championship lineup has been announced! The riders have qualified to compete across four disciplines: twin-tip / strapless / hydrofoil.…

10 months ago

Premiering for the first time - we're watching IN PURSUIT OF FREEDOM ft. Matchu Lopes.

1 year ago

The ION 2022 new range 2022 is OUT! ION have once again hit the nail on the head and announced yet another innovation introducing the…

1 year ago

#Write Your Own Chapter by ION. We are pioneers and passionate. We're in a constant state of dreaming. We are home though our mind is…

Issue 97

In extreme conditions, kiteboarding can be seriously dangerous. The trick is to stay calm, know your limit, be prepared, and definitely DON'T PANIC! Editor Crystal Veness explains more in this editorial.

1 month ago
Issue 96

Perfect fit in a harness can make all the difference to your session. ION wants you to have as much time on the water as possible, and this goal is achieved through incorporating ergonomics in their design process. Learn more about ION’s latest harness technology in this Tech Focus Q&A!

3 months ago
Issue 85

The release of the new Quicklock Hook from ION marks an exciting step forward in harness hook technology. Find out more about what the Quicklock Hook is and how it works in this Tech Focus!

2 years ago
Issue 83

This was the mantra on the Duotone shoot in Fuerteventura this summer, with only 12 days to get all the shots for the new boards and kites, it was a non-stop mission to ensure success! Luckily they scored some great waves and wind too!

2 years ago
Issue 81

James Carew heads to Mauritius for the GKA to beat Airton Cozzolino, while one dream got crushed he discovers another magical moment just around the corner he wasn’t expecting that puts everything in perspective… What’s your best kiting moment in time?

3 years ago
Issue 78

Is kitesurfing expensive? Or is it too cheap? Rou Chater puts his best maths hat on to work out what the real cost of kiteboarding is and comes to some interesting conclusions. If you've ever wondered about the costs of kites, this one is for you...

3 years ago
Issue 77

Join Colleen Carroll as she takes a ridiculously long flight to go and explore the wilds of Namibia joining the Duotone team and getting well and truly off the beaten track!

3 years ago
Issue 70

Rou Chater looks at the incredible turn of events that have led to some major changes at kitesurfing’s top table. The launch of Duotone, what’s happening with Cabrinha and the rebirth of the new North is explained right here.

5 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!

5 years ago
Issue 66

Sleep, who needs it? Colleen Carroll and fellow North teammates Reno Romeu and Matchu Lopez tear through wild New Zealand. They find beauty in spades and sessions for all, sacrificing sleep for an unforgettable journey!

5 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.

5 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?

6 years ago

Posts we shared on our Facebook Page over the last 2 months

You may have a harness, but does it fit right? Let's get real. When it comes to your harness, everyone should care about having their individualised fit - Matchu Lopes talks us through ION's 3D Fit Technology, which is all…

1 month ago

Matchu Lopes slaying waves with his #quobbafins!Quobba Fins kitesurf Quobba Fins Duotone Kiteboarding International Matchu Lopes ION

2 months ago

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