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Hugo
Marin

“The bigger the waves, the more fun the session” is Hugo’s motto. Between kitesurfing and foiling, he is never bored and makes the most of each wave. Of course, the best ones are always the ones he can share with his friends.

After early beginnings in kitesurfing in Mauritius, Hugo is now amongst the world’s elite in wing foiling, only a few years after taking it up. His passion is matched only by his talent to challenge the waves, and he always aims to take wing foiling to the next level.

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Nationality FRENCH Age 2001
HOMESPOT
La Grande Motte, France
FAVORITE MOVE
Front Roll Shove-it in kitesurf, and Re-entry in foiling, which is jumping with the help of a wave and then landing back on it to continue surfing
TRICK OF YOUR DREAM
Rodeo Kiteloop, Tube
3 REASONS TO GO RIDING
Try new tricks, ride dozens of waves in one session, and have a good time with friends. And one more, that feeling of freedom!
INSPIRATION
All the riders I meet on or off the water inspire me. They all have something special and that I can look up to
FAVORITE DISH
A good poke bowl with a lot of fresh food, and especially a lot of mangoes
“ Foiling allows you to exploit the full potential of the ocean and the waves. ”

Hugo Interview

Can you tell us more about your passion for foiling?

Foiling allows you to exploit the full potential of the ocean and the waves. Each session is magical and memorable. We even rediscover spots that we thought we could never ride properly, which is what makes it so powerful.

 

Can you tell us more about your passion for kitesurfing?

In kitesurf, you can surf waves one day, jump over 10m high the next, or even go for a chill cruising session. The freedom that kitesurfing provides is one of the best feelings for me.

 

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

First, I’d like to reimburse my parents for all their help during my studies. Then I think I would take the opportunity to discover lots of new spots around the world with my family and friends.

 

Next destination?

There are a lot of great destinations with the GWA Wingfoil World Tour, but above all I hope to be able to return to Mauritius.

“ I feel like I am flying. ”

Hugo Interview

What is the most incredible thing that you have lived?

I think it’s the fact that I have traveled so much around the world at my age. I discovered lots of countries, cultures, and waves of course. I want to thank my parents for all these experiences.

 

What do you do with your day when there are no waves?

There is always something to do with a foil, so I’d go kite foiling if it's windy. Otherwise, I’m also quite interested in aviation.

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