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Matchu Lopes

Country

Spain

Sponsors

Duotone, ION

Specialist discipline

Kite-Surf

Home spot

Santa Maria,Cape Verde

Favourite spot

Ponta Preta

Best results

2016 World Champion

Standout moment

2016 World Champion

Goals

Top 3

Favourite trick

Airs

A person you look up to

Me

On and off the water, 2016 GKA Kite-Surf World Tour Champion, Matchu Lopes, is one of the tour’s most enigmatic characters. He has enjoyed close battles in several event finals against Airton Cozzolino, his close friend who he grew up riding with on Cape Verde. He and Airton have claimed one title each.

Matchu is cutting his own path through strapless freestyle, opting for flamboyant, flowing hooked-in tricks rather than explosive strapless handle-passes. He takes the same fluid approach to his wave riding and there’s no doubt that he’ll be gunning for the 2018 title.