Hugo Marin
Nationality : French
Currently living in : Montpellier, France
Date of birth : 9 September 2001
Discipline : Wing foil
Favorite spot : Le Morne, Mauritius
Favorite move : 360 Re-entry
Inspirations : Keahi de Aboitiz
Major accomplishements

Third overall in the surf-freestyle and surf-slalom events on the GWA Wingfoil World Tour 2021.

First in freestyle and wave in Dakhla – GWA 2021
Second in surf-slalom in Brazil – GWA 2021

The bigger the waves, the more fun the session!

How did you get into wing foiling? 
At the beginning, I wasn’t really attracted to wing foil. I was into strapless kiting and I didn’t see myself starting a new sport. Then in 2020 towards the end of the lockdown, it was still forbidden to access the beaches and lakes, and going to the water with a kite was way too visible. That’s why I went with a wing foil to sneak in the water and go “unnoticed.” Since then, I have almost never touched a kite.

What do you do before getting in the water? 
I check the forecast all the time looking for the slightest wave.

Tell us about your best wing foil memory.
There are several… Each time I ride a new wave for the first time, and the discovery of a spot is really an indescribable feeling, especially in wing foil.

Worst wipeout.
Nothing crazy, I’m lucky on that count for now. Let’s hope it lasts.

Who would you like to say thank you to? 
Thanks to my parents for everything. It’s thanks to them that I am here.

What is your favorite gear set up? 
Everything in the F-ONE foil collection is really great! That said, I mainly use the ROCKET WING-S CARBON in the waves and the ROCKET WING CARBON for freestyle. I’m also always with a STRIKE V2 of course. Then in terms of foils, my best combination is a PHANTOM-S 740 with a 85cm HM carbon mast.

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