Michael was born to be a waterman. At two, his father Mitu Monteiro taught him how to kite. At the same time, he also started standing up on a surfboard and catching some waves. His talent in surfing is indisputable, so much so that he was selected to be on the Italian U12 national team at the age of eight.
Whether surfing or kiting, Michael loves to be on the water with his dad. He hopes to one day follow in his footsteps, surf all the waves around the world, and become a World Champion himself.
Ponta Preta, Cape Verde
To be in the water, to hang out with friends, and to have fun
Cookies with milk
Can you tell us a bit more about your passion for your sport?
Surfing, and just being in the water in general, makes me happy and gives me a lot of energy.
You just won the lottery, what do you do first?
I will tell my parents to choose where they want to go on holidays.
Wherever there are good waves.
What’s the most amazing thing you’ve experienced?
Being less than one meter away from a tiger shark while spearfishing with my dad.
What do you do with your day when there is no wind or waves?
If there is no wind, I surf. If there are no waves, I kite!