CARLOS "bebê" MARIO


Where are you from and where are you currently living?
I'm from Brazil, I'm living in Cauipe-estate of Ceara.

What was the last picture you took with your phone?
The last photo I did was a selfie in the competition area

Last thing you bought?
The last thing I bought was a skate board

If you could wake up tomorrow in the body of someone else, who would it be?
Felipe Toledo is a surf athlete. I like him very much

 

"Through kitesurf I was able to win competitions and give a better life to my family..."

 

You come from a very simple place: What would you have done if you were not a pro Kiteboarder?
I think I would be a football player as I had the opportunity to play in a big team in Brazil in the past before I learned kitesurf.


Can you explain us a bit how you get into Kitesurfing and how it changed your life?
I learned with my uncle, one of the first man to kitesurf in Ceara Cauipe. I fell in love with the sport once I tried. My uncle gave me a lot of support and it changed my life. Through kitesurf I was able to win competitions and give a better life to my family; especially to my mother, giving her the house that she always wanted. I love kitesurf and I can't see myself doing another thing.

What is the first French word you learnt?
The First word was “Thank you very much”: Merci beaucoup

You have both the Christian cross and the Star of David around the neck: What does it mean to you?
The medal is like protection for me, there is nothing to do with religion: I feel like the star is shine. And the crucifix is god blessing me.

How about your sentimental life?
About my sentimental life... I like to be looking after people and I like to share what a like to do with my friends.

 

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