Strapless Kitesurf Matchu Lopes Almeida “Nha Vida”

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Matchu Strapless Kitesurfing Cabo Verde

Parais is a web serie I shot in Cabo Verde in 2013 with Matchu impressive strapless kitesurfing, action and other talented surfers, such as Djo Silva, Titik Lopes, Airton Cozzolino Lopes, Papy Duarte and Mitu Monteiro.

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This video was made from the inside of Cabo Verde’s life. A young and talented boy is presented, you’re shown his passion to board sports, especially strapless kitesurfing.

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We are in the Island of Sal, Cabo Verde. This archipelago offers a lot for surfers. The swell is perfect, with windy and dry weather. It’s a small piece of desertic land. Beautiful. My second home, always a pleasure to come over and go surfing those giants or filming the local mates, and meeting the population.

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Meeting Matchu

Marciel Lopes Almeida known as Matchu, is one of the first Cape Verdean I met When I was living in Santa Maria do Sal. Matchu is a young boy very happy of his waterman life. He was 13 years old when I first met him, he had his windsurfing gear in a center at Ponta Leme Bejde. Six years later, I emerged my camera and shot Matchu and friends kitesurfing strapless, showing his huge talent and kindness.

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Many thanks Mat, I wish you the best in your life. Always a pleasure filming you.

somewhereontheearth logo Fabrice Delobette, film director