Photo: Bruna Arcangelo Toledo

Our Athletes

Kitesurfers who have already made this experience

Alex Neto

Brazilian

Brazilian Pro / Kiteboarding Champion 2014 / World tour Top 5

A Cumbuco local, from the northeast of Brazil, Alex Neto has been shredding since 2007. He’s been around the world kiteboarding and competing, but always makes time to get in his SSF trips!

André Cintra

Brazilian

Brazilian Paraolympic Snowboarder / Kiteboarder

One of the most impressive people on our team, Andre Cintra sets an amazing example for people around the world. With a prosthetic leg, he is able to defy the odds, live his dreams, and inspire others. He is our representative and a great athlete, competing in the Winter Paralympics. Come try the Iron Man, and maybe you’ll have a chance to see this guy in action!

André Penna

Brazilian

Adventurous Kitesurfer / Downwinder Fanatic

Before Surfin Sem Fim was born, there was Andre Penna. This is the guy that was spotted kiting (alone) along remote regions of Brazil’s northeastern coast, “just exploring”. As an advanced kiter and avid adventurer, it seems that Surfin Sem Fim and Andre were meant for each other! He is often a captain of the Surfin Sem Fim routes, he is one of our drone photographers, and he always has the best stories. Don’t miss out!

Bowen Dwelle

American

Kitesurfer/ Multi Athlete / Entrepreneurship

Our American Superman! California born Bowen Dowelle is a creative adventurer that brings so much great insight to the Surfin Sem Fim team. As a well-traveled kiter, he as seen so many great kite spots, but his good taste always brings him back to Brazil! Be sure to take a trip with Bowen as your Captain, he knows his way around better than some of the locals!

Guilly Brandão

Brazilian

3 x World Champion – 9 x Brazilian Champion – South American Champion

Another Brazilian native, Guilly Brandão sets the standard for quality kitesurfing. He is a 3x Kitesurf World Champion and continues to impress us in the water today. He captains many routes for Surfin Sem Fim, and also offers Kitesurf Coachings in various locations around the world. Don’t let this nice guy fool you, his ability in the water is mean!!

Inês Correia

Portuguese

Pro Kiteboarder

This Portugal native is no joke! She’s a part of the North Kiteboarding team and rides with some of the best. Check her out as she sets the tone for woman in the kitesurfing world!

Keahi de Aboitiz

Australian

4x Kitesurfing World Champion

As a kitesurfer, surfer, and stand-up paddleboarder, Keahi has proved to be one of the most well-rounded wave riders around the world. This Australian born pro has already left his mark on the world of water sports and continues to impress. We are pleased to have him on our team!

Mallory Villemarque

Spanish

Kiteboarder / Kite Coach

Coming to us from across the Atlantic, this French born F-one rider is a freestyle freak! It’s always a show when he arrives to Brazil. Catch him in the waves with SSF or at the afternoon BBQ, it’s always a good time with Mallory!

Marcela Witt

Brazilian

Kiteboarder | Surfer | TV Presenter Canal Off

Brazilian born kiter, Marcela Witt, is a great role model for girls around the world in kitesurf! She is our ambassador when she’s kiting around the world, and often co-captains a Surfin Sem Fim route in the Northeast of Brazil. She shows us what it means to kite like a girl!

Matchu Lopes

Cape Verdean

2016 World Champion / 2017 World Vice Champion

Born to ride, Matchu has been dominating the waters of Cabo Verde since birth! His natural and fearless style easily qualifies him as one of the best riders out of the African continent.

Melissa Gil

American

Pro Kiteboarder

A kiteboarder and marine biologist with a passion for the ocean, Melissa has dedicated a lot of time to protecting coral reefs and all of the good they do. She holds the US women’s speed sailing record, and is an all around awesome human being!

Milla Ferreira

Brazilian

Brazilian Pro Kiteboarder / 2016 Kitewave world Champion / 4x Brazilian Champion

Brazilian born wave shredder, Milla makes it look too easy! She laid the foundation for women’s kitesurfing in Brazil, and never ceases to amaze us with her bright personality and seemingly effortless skills in the water.

Mitu Monteiro

Cape Verdean

1x World Champion – 3x Vice World Champ – Watermen Experience

The man, the myth, the legend: Mitu! Straight out of Cape Verde, he has been kitesurfing since 2002 and has dominated the kitesurfing world in the wave riding discipline. A family man, and dedicated friend, Mitu always finds his way back to Brazil to enjoy another SSF!

Reno Romeu

Brazilian

2013 Brazilian Kiteboarder Champion

This Carioca (Rio de Janeiro native) has got style and isn’t afraid to show it! The high-flying Reno Romeu has been on the kitesurfing scene since the early 2000’s, and quickly made a name for himself as a pro. SSF welcome’s Reno every year to show our clients what kitesurfing is all about!

Sebastian Ribeiro

Brazilian

Brazilian Champion Strapless Freestyle Wave
WorldTour Top 5

One of the newest member to the SSF team, Sebastian is a young pro rider that is killing it right now! He’s been on many podiums after proving his skills in the water, and there’s more to come! Check out what the future looks like.

Wandeson Souza

Brazilian

Kiteboarder / Native from Preá Beach, Ceará – Brazilian Kitesurf Mecca

As a Preá native, Wandeson knows exactly what SSF is about! He’s very familiar with the good winds, the beautiful nature, and the enchanting corners of this part of Brazil, and they’ve all shaped him into an incredible kitesurfer! Take notes!

Willow Tonkin

Mauritien

Pro Kiteboarder

A real island boy, Willow comes to us from the ‘pearl of the Indian Ocean’, Mauritius. This well-rounded kitesurfer can school you in the waves or in the lagoons, your choice! With those signature blonde locks, you wont miss this guy in the water!

Behind it All

Hammond Sale Jr.

American

From the US comes our newest member to the team, Hammond (or Presunto). He has played a dynamic role with Surfin Sem Fim, working closely with Jalila to ensure that every trip goes perfectly! He may be the guy you’re emailing about booking a trip, or the guy on the beach landing your kite— just look for the gringo desperately trying to speak Portuguese!

Jalila Paulino

Brazilian

Jalila is the queen and the backbone of Surfin Sem Fim. She’s a legend! As an advanced kitesurfer, she captains and co-captains many trips, effortlessly playing in the waves. Jalila makes sure that all of the operations and logistics run smoothly and that everyone is happy. Her jokes never end, and by the end of the trip there is always one kiter that has fallen in love with Jalila!

Marco Dalpozzo

Italian

The captain of Surfin Sem Fim itself, Italian born Marco Dalpozzo is the visionary that brought this wonderful experience to life. His passion for kiting, nature, exploring, and belonging has brought many people together from all over the world, to experience something unforgettable! He loves the challenge, so you’re sure to find him as the captain of the Iron Man or Ultra Man routes!

Paolo Piatti

Italian

One of the God fathers, Paolo Piatti brings life to SSF. Italian born and raised, he gets the job done! His dynamic with Marco Dalpozzo had led SSF to where it is today; thanks Paolo!!

Rato Fernandes

Brazilian

You’ll be lucky to find yourself kiting with Rato— a real surf legend. As a former professional surfer and avid water sportsman, he picked up Kitesurfing and he loved it! With an awesome sense of professionalism, Rato captains and co-captains some of the Surfin Sem Fim routes, delivering unforgettable experiences. Check him out in an old surf magazine, or come see the legend in action with us!

Vincent Daubagna

French

A dreamer isn’t the right way to describe Vincent, but more as a Visionary. He was one of the founding fathers of SSF, helping to explore the northeast of Brazil many years ago, when it was basically untouched. Now he’s back every year to enjoy an amazing project that he helped create: SSF!

Photos Bruna Arcangelo Toledo: Sebastian Ribeiro, Alex Neto, André Cintra, Reno Romeu
Photos Analice Diniz: Bowen Dwelle, Marcela Witt.