Oteniel Jorge Monteiro, nickname “Mitu”, was born in Cape
Verde in 1983. Since his childhood, he has always
revealed a passion for the sea.
Early on he became a 360° athlete, known internationally
for his competence but first and foremost for his humility.
“When you start from nothing everything is difficult and
everything is an immense goal.” He was a nobody and little
by little, with a lot of hard work and training, he became a
world champion and has helped pioneer the strapless
kitesurfing discipline. He has also now set up two
successful kitesurfing centres. Simple curiosity and
determination got him started on the ride of his life and
defined his career.
Mitu is no stranger to competition. He has been competing
since 2000, initially in the Windsurf World Cup and since
2008, he has maintained a position on the Podium of the
Kitesurf World Championship. He has won the Wave
World Championship and been Vice World Champion on
Mitu is one of the founders of the KSP World Tour, the
waveriding dedicated tour, which is the only tour
by the IKA ( International Kiteboarding Association).
Since 2005 he has been one of the top riders for F-ONE
INTERNATIONAL, a leading company in the kite industry.
Check out this video of Mitu
tearing it up
Monteiro and check out this quick clip of Mitu in Punta San