Set on the Cape Verde islands off the western coast of Africa, this
short film shows how three young men struggling with the country’s limited opportunities took the tourists’ sport of kitesurfing and made it their own – with one even becoming world champion.
Titik, Mitu and Djo explain how they spent their early days skipping school at the beach and learning from the global surf community any way that they could. Now they have set up a surf school that teaches the tourists, and offers hope to others who are stuck in the island’s slums.

BY THIERRY ALBERT AND MARCUS WERNER HED

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