Matchu Lopes

Matchu Lopes

Pro Rider

4 weeks ago

Where better to kick off the GKA season than in Cape Verde? In this episode, we follow the Duotone international team riders to the tropical...

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2 months ago

Join us as local athlete Kelton Lopes takes us around the GKA Kite-Surf World Cup in Cape Verde! Subscribe to the GKA for more action!

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2 months ago

The Neo has been synonymous with wave-riding excellence from its inception. Now, in 2024, the Neo Concept Blue embodies our unwavering commitment to versatile, high-performance...

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2 months ago

Watch the full highlights from the spectacular first Qatar Airways GKA Kite World Tour stop of the year in Cape Verde. The iconic Ponta Preta...

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2 months ago

Ride the waves as the GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Cape Verde kicks off! Join the world's best kiteboarders and witness epic battles on the legendary...

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5 months ago

Check out the GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Dakhla 2023 event highlights here - Get this one on a big screen! Oum Lamboiur is a well-known...

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5 months ago

Watch the Copa Kitley GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Brazil 2023 final highlights!

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5 months ago

Check out the Copa Kitley GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Cauipe 2023 event overview here! Subscribe to the GKA for more action:

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5 months ago

Watch the Day 2 highlights from the Copa Kitley GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Brazil 2023! Subscribe to the GKA for more action!

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5 months ago

Watch the highlights from Day One of the Kite-Surf discipline, which takes place in Cauipe, Brazil. Subscribe to the GKA for more action!

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Issue 102

The Intriguing Beings podcast is your backstage pass to the inner workings of the kiteboarding industry! If you're not a convert yet, we'll show you what you're missing with a sneak peek into Rou Chater's world, snippets of his in-depth chat with Boards & More CEO Till Eberle on the evolution of Duotone and the kite industry, and previews of other featured guests on the podcast!

4 months ago
Issue 101

ION's neoprene footwear range has been overhauled from top to bottom! In this Q&A, we catch up with Product Developer Michael Schuster to find out about all the key changes!

6 months ago
Issue 100

Three of the world's best wave kiters, Matchu Lopes, Keahi de Aboitiz, and Reo Stevens, take us under the lip in 'The Barrel Section'! From courage and experience to equipment specifics to the spot itself, it must all come together to get that perfect barrel. In this IKSURFMAG exclusive, you'll find out what it takes to get totally pitted, bro!

8 months ago
Issue 100

It's not just kites that are getting the innovative materials treatment; neoprene accessories are going through a major development period, too! At ION's in-house laboratory, they've developed an ultra-stretchy wetsuit lining called Max_Flex. Find out what's outside ION's wetsuits in this interview with Michi Schuster!

8 months ago
Issue 99

Getting your name in the history books of kiteboarding takes some serious blood, sweat, and tears. For those professional athletes that have dedicated their careers to becoming the best in the world, is it worth it? In this article, Crystal Veness looks at the money behind competitive kiteboarding, with insights from some of the sports top riders. Read it here, exclusively in IKSURFMAG!

11 months ago
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 year 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!

1 year 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!

3 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!

4 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?

4 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...

4 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!

5 years ago

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2 weeks ago

Where better to kick off the GKA season than in Cape Verde? In this episode, we follow the Duotone international team riders to the tropical island at the epic proper hand point break of Ponta Preta. Find out how they…

4 weeks ago

Join us as local athlete Kelton Lopes takes us around the GKA Kite-Surf World Cup in Cape Verde! Subscribe to the GKA for more action!nn @Camille Delannoy @Hendrick Lopes @Matchu Lopes @Mitu Monteiro @Moona Whyte @F-ONE Kiteboarding @GKA Kite World…

2 months ago

The Neo has been synonymous with wave-riding excellence from its inception. Now, in 2024, the Neo Concept Blue embodies our unwavering commitment to versatile, high-performance wave riding. This year's version introduces an enhanced wingtip shape and construction, improving the handling…

2 months ago

Watch the full highlights from the spectacular first Qatar Airways GKA Kite World Tour stop of the year in Cape Verde. The iconic Ponta Preta break did not disappoint, as Airton Cozzoline and Moona Whyte claimed their crows at the…

2 months ago

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