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A minute with Elias Mantovanis Kitesurfing centre owner and instructor

Where do you live?
In Larnaca, with my wife Angie

Best childhood memory?
Getting the gold medal in freestyle swimming at 10 yrs old

Most frequented restaurant and absolute favourite dish?
Kleftiko – secret spot in Larnaca! Or fish meze at Psarolimano larnaca

What food would you really turn your nose up to?
There’s no food I’ve yet come across that I don’t like!

What did you have for breakfast?
Frappe and cornflakes

Would you class yourself as a day or night person? What’s your idea of the perfect night/day out?
Day person – whale up at 6 for surf, souvlakia for lunch, go to Kahuba Surfhouse by 1 and start kitesurf session till the sun goes down

Best book ever read?
SAS survival handbook – the most useful read you’ll ever have

Favourite film of all time?
Lock Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels – it’s cool!

Favourite holiday destination? What’s your dream trip?
Cuba and Hawaii – the surf, the culture, the landscape – unbelievable. Bali would be my next dream destination

What music are you listening to in the car at the moment?
I download playlists from soundcloud to listen to new and alternative music

What is always in your fridge?
Milk for my frappe in the morning

Dream house: rural retreat or urban dwelling? Where would it be, what would it be like?
Wooden house on the beach with a garden. Simple, relaxed and by the sea.

If you could pick anyone at all (alive or dead) to go out for the evening with, who would it be?
Duke Kahanamoku the Hawaiian legend who introduced surfing and surf culture to the world.

If the world is ending in 24 hours what would you do?
One last kitesurf session at Kahuna Surfhouse

What is your greatest fear?
No wind to kite

Tell me a joke…
Ummm- not good at jokes
The King of Kite competition continues on Mazotos beach today with athletes from Cyprus and overseas competing for €5,000 of prizes. The action starts at 3pm

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