Mallory de la Villemarqué 7
Nationality : Carribean
Currently living in : Tarifa, Spain
Date of birth : 16 July 1987
Discipline : All of them, strapless freestyle and wave riding, kite foiling, freestyle, surf foil. I adapt to the conditions
Favorite spot : Depends what for. Oahu for wave riding, Tarifa for strapless freestyle
Favorite move : Right now strapless back roll tic tac
Inspirations : Anyone good at what they do who stays humble
Major accomplishements

In 2004 I was French champ, European junior champ and vice world (KPWT) junior champ, but that feels like in another life.
Otherwise 6th on the PKRA in 2007 before my knee ended up with my competitive career.

Enjoy Life as if it was your very last day.

One sentence about the products that you are using
I take the conditions as they come and choose my board accordingly. With strong wind I go for a big air or a strapless session, light wind I go for my hydrofoil, and if there are waves I take my Mitu. But there is one thing I don’t change, and it’s my Bandit. This kite is just amazing for everything, it’s the most versatile kite I’ve ever used and I love it for all conditions.

How did you get into kiteboarding?
I started windsurfing at the age of 8 when living in Guadeloupe. We used to go sailing on my dad’s boat every weekend, and we’d windsurf around all day. Then we moved to Costa Rica and started surfing together with my brother. Three years later, when we moved to Tarifa I was 15 and I discovered Kitesurfing. My mother offered me a kite lesson for my birthday and from the very first day I was hooked. I was so motivated that I soon got my first local sponsor that allowed me to have a full range of kites, then came the first comps and results, coverage in magazines, national and international sponsors and in a very short time I was traveling around the world doing what I loved. Everything went very fast, and I was a happy kid.

What do you do before getting in the water?
Mentalizing the tricks I’m going to do. Every time I go on the water I go to “train”, even though I’m not competing. I need to improve, otherwise I don’t have the motivation. I can’t do anything about it, it’s just the way I work. Sometimes I get depressed and want to break everything when I ride bad. Lol.

Tell us about your best kiting memory
There are many but one of the best is probably a session in the middle of icebergs during a Manera Trip in Iceland. I also love adventures and living new experiences. Riding surrounded by seals in freezing water, sliding the icebers and slaloming in between with just a few buddies to enjoy, that feeling of loosing your feet when coming out of the water, all this has no price!! These memories stay in your head forever!

Your worst wipeout?
Most likely the one that blew up my knee with torn ACL and LLC ligaments, broken meniscus, torn ankle and a small fracture on my tibia plateau all at the same time. I remember my knee touched the board while my foot was still in the straps (try to do it standing on your board, it’s fun ), and it was so painful that I thought my leg was in two pieces

Who you would like to say thank you to?
My parents of course, for the life they’ve given me the opportunity to live! If it wasn’t for them I’d never be where I am now and I would have never had the chance to live from my passion and travel around the world. Of course also to F-One and Manera for giving me the opportunity of being in the wateevery dayay with amazing toys, and to travel to some incredible locations that I’d never visit otherwise. Thanks a lot!

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