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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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