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Catching up with German JP/Neilpryde rider Marco Lufen

18 year old Marco Lufen (JP/Neilpryde) from Germany hit the European Freestyle Pro Tour for the first time in 2012 and impressed straight away with a high repertoire of moves and consistency to end up on 12th position in the 3 Style Area Cup in Sigri. We caught up with the German talent about his last training trip and why he couldn't compete in the last two EFPT events. 

 Marco Lufen: 

'After participating in my first EFPT contest in Sigri I had to go to school again to do some exams. I was really happy about my 12th place in Greece and I didn’t expect such a good result at all because I didn't have that much time to train this year. 

Until April 2013 I have to attend school, therefor it is really hard during this time to go on the water and train some new tricks, especially in the winter season. Luckily I could escape from the German autumn and spend my 2 weeks holidays together with my friend Julian Wiemar (16 years old, Starboard - editors note) and my parents in Leucate, South of France. Like every year the South coast delivered amazing freestyle conditions and we could sail almost every day on our 4,5s and sometimes even had to chose 3,7! We went to several different spots to find the best freestyle conditions. Port la Nouvelle is where the clips for our video were filmed. It's a spot 15 minutes away from Leucate. A local shop owner Gerad took us, as we didn't know where it was situated. We scored perfect conditions, decided to stay there for two days and had one of the best sessions of our life! 

Now it is time to catch some good storms here in Germany and prepare for next year when I want to travel around and train to get  good results at the EFPT and PWA events.

Hope you like the movie, Marco'

We are looking forward to see the talented freestyler on more tour stops in 2013! For now please check out his video:


Two days in Port La Nouvelle October 2012 from Julian Wiemar on Vimeo.




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