The false pilgrims have a name in the region, they are called "coquillards", that's us, the coquillards of Manera!Watch the film
Born in Sal - Cape Verde, Mitu pioneered strapless because he didn’t have enough to afford straps.
Having inspired a whole generation with a new discipline turned him into a star, but it’s his friendliness & open spirit that turned him into an icon.
Today he’s living between the podiums and a family life, raising two Monteiro boys that will very probably follow his path.
Once upon a time, there was a young Cape Verdian who saw for the first time a kite... Let's say that my story with the kite begun a long time ago, almost 20 years. When you live in a small island in the middle of the ocean you don't see many innovations, since somebody brings them to you.
I can still remember that guy who let me try for the first time his kite. He came on holidays with this new toy and a theory book. I left the theory for him and i passed to practices directly! I used to windsurfing at that time and i found kite way much too easy to learn. In few weeks i was landing some tricks already. To be honest, i got bored and came back to windsurfing, till the moment i put together my surf board and te kite... There my storytale has begun...
Put the money on a savings account and... go fishing and have a good sushi!
Somewhere with my boardbags i imagine,... possibly my family.
Surf Teahupoo and become father.
Go surf foiling or spearfishing.