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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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