Marc Paré is a young talented windsurfer from Catalonia in Spain. He participated in the this year’s Pozo juniors competition during the PWA Worldcup in July. We watched him and were quite impressed by his powerful sailing. Marc managed to qualify for the final and finished the competition in third place. After the competition he spent some more weeks on Gran Canaria, went on the water every single day and produced a nice clip. Marc is a real windsurfing addict and he loves to be out on the water more than anything else. Watch his clip and read our short interview below.
Read the interview with Marc Pare
C7: Hi Marc, where are you from and what is your home spot?
Marc Paré: I am from Catalonia, Spain. I live in a small town called Manlleu. It’s difficult to go windsurfing because 100 to 150 km separate me from the coast. My home spot is Roses and during the summer I sail at Pozo.
C7: How did you start windsurfing?
Marc Paré: I was at the beach with my parents and my sister when I saw a windsurf gear rigged at the beach. I said to my parents that I want to give it a try. They said ok and and the next day we started a class with my father and my sister. We started to get involved in it and at christmas my father bought a board and a sail. In my family we windsurf, my father, my sister and me. So, I started windsurfing when I was about 5 years old, but I was only able to sail in summer. When I was 12 years old my father bought a van and we started to go windsurfing to different spots. For me that was the big jump.
C7: What is your goal in windsurfing?
Marc Paré: My goal and my dream is to become a professional windsurfer and to be 100% dedicated to my sport.
C7:Do you have friends in your town, which windsurf, too?
Marc Paré: I don’t have any friends that windsurf in my town, they all play football or basketball so I don’t think they are interested in windsurf.
C7: What are your favorite conditions?
Marc Paré: I do slalom, freestyle and wave. So, for freestyle and slalom I like really flat water conditions and really strong wind. And for wave sailing I like strong side-shore wind, and big waves.
C7: Thanks for the interview and good luck for the upcoming season!
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