Waterman in Arms - Two legends of the ocean, one playground.
Gollito, grew up as the son of a fisherman in El Yaque, on Margarita Island, Venezuela, learning to windsurfing as a child and spending thousands of hours on the water in the leadup to his six world titles. Airton, from Cabo Verde took to the waves, dominating the world championships in 2012.
Sponsors, Fanatic and North (who are part of the same umbrella company, Boards and More) shipped the two off to Mauritius for the season to shoot their new 2016 gear, and as you’d imagine in such a freestyle paradise, the boys got up to a few shenanigans in a windsurfing vs kite competition.
Watch as they imitate each others moves, one on a sailboard, the other on a kite with a strapless surfboard. The windsurfer VS kiteboarder rivalry continues off the water too, in a hilarious bedside interview between the two waterman. The funny thing is, they’re both about as good as each other at each sport, as well as stand up paddling and even prone surfing.