Cozzolino proves mesmeric on a day of overall difficulty
Words: Jim Gaunt / Photos: Ydwer van der Heide
Good evening everyone on day four of a six day event window here at the GKA Kite World Cup Tarifa. The men’s twin-tip Freestyle got underway after the completion of men’s Kite-Surf strapless freestyle round 2 earlier today. Airton Cozzolino blew us away once again!
In the last four years Airton has amassed legions of fans who have seen him ride live, either in competition or, perhaps even better, when freeriding. He has such an incredible ability to amaze on his strapless freestyle board that he regularly has everyone on the beach standing still in amazement. In high winds his aerial ability is truly incredible and poses the question to big air event organisers that he really should be allowed to complete in any discipline on his surfboard. Last hear he managed 19 seconds of hangtime at Sotavento and can kite loop like a king.