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Airton Cozzolino

Kitesurfing

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Biography

Airton Cozzolino is undeniably one of the most recognized names in kitesurfing. As a 4x Kitesurfing World Champion with a vast array of disciplines to his name Airton is a true legend of the sport. Born in Cape Verde on the north western tip of Africa, Airton started skim boarding at a very young age. From here he progressed through disciplines to body boarding, then to surfing. He was adopted by Italian business man Libero Cozzolino in 2010, and the father and son duo went on to found kitesurfing schools across the world, launching Airton's career and success in the world of professional competition.

Get to Know Airton

Date of Birth 11th July 1994
Hometown Sal, Cape Verde
Started kitesurfing Age 12
Favourite spot Ponta Preta, Cape Verde
Favourite food Pizza

Career Highlights

2019 1st Place, GKA Strapless and Freestyle Tour
Sal Rei, Cape Verde
2018 1st Place, GKA Kitesurf World Tour
Sal, Cape Verde
2019 1st Place, GKA Strapless and Freestyle World Tour
Fortaleza, Brazil
2018 Strapless Airtime World Record of 19 seconds
Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
2017 1st Place, GKA Strapless and Freestyle World Tour
Mauritius
2015 1st Place, GKA Strapless and Freestyle World Tour
Prea, Brazil

Sponsors

SunGod, RedBull, Duotone, Ion, Inter, Fanatic

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