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Get to Know Hendrick Lopes

24 Mar , 2021   Video

Hendrick lives his life like he rides a wave: with passion, dedication and a lot of training. He stays focused and stoked no matter the board, as long as he’s connected to the ocean and nature. Hendrick is hungry for more and wants to share his passion with whoever he rides with.

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NATIONALITY
Cape Verdean / Swiss
AGE
19
HOMESPOT
Ponta Preta, Sal Island 
FAVORITE TRICK
Backroll tic tac and kiteloop
DREAM TRICK
Handle pass, Boggieloop
3 REASONS TO GO KITING
Don’t stress, do my best and forget the rest 
BIGGEST INSPIRATION
My mom 
FAVORITE MEAL
Cachupa guisado with omelet for breakfast

“For me, kitesurfing is more than a sport…”

Can you tell us a bit more about your passion for kitesurfing?

For me, kitesurfing is more than a sport, it’s a lifestyle, it’s a life attitude, it’s a part of me. When I’m kiting my goal is to get better each session, to learn new tricks, to jump higher and do better turns on the waves and so much more. I’ve been kiting since I was 8 years old and since then, the world has opened to me and given me the chance to meet people who share the same passion but come from different places. It’s allowed me to travel with people to amazing destinations, ride different conditions and have as much fun as possible.

You just won the lottery, what would you do first?

Support all people in need and build some guest houses around the globe.

Next destination?

Where the waves roll and the wind blows.

“The world has opened to me and given me the chance to meet people who share the same passion.”

What’s the most amazing thing you’ve experienced?

It just began. Living the life I’ve dreamed.

What are you doing during a day without wind?

Searching for waves!


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