In between season and with temperature ranges allowing for all sorts of sports, we caught up with multi shred talent Marion Haerty from France to chat snowboarding, wakeboarding and bowl skating…
Interview by Anna Langer
Hey Marion, where are you & what are you up to at the moment?
The season is finished and I’m back at school in Annecy. This place is just perfect to get out and wakeboard or skate!
We loved your wakeboarding edit last week – how did you get into that?
The wakeboard cables have been growing for few years now in France, and just five minutes from my home there’s a lake in the middle of the nature with a little beach with moduls. It’s a beautiful landscape and thanks to mountains close by it is a good remedy when I miss snowboarding!
Is it more of an addition or a balance to it?
It’s more of a ‘maintenance’ for snowboarding, going wakeboarding means I don’t loose my tricks and also keep my strength!
Do you find your snowboard skills help you with wakeboarding and learning tricks on the water?
Yes very much, the feeling and the tricks are almost the same. Expect for the handle in your hand of course.
Are you doing any tricks yet?
Yeah, I love the tentrum, a back flip.
What other sports are you into in summer?
Skateboarding, especially in the bowl, and climbing and hiking in the mountains. And surfing when I’m down around Hossegor.
How about summer shredding and summer camps, are you into that too?
For sure! Les 2 Alpes isn’t far away for me. I try to be there for a cool shredder event: Kumi Yama! This year I would also love to go to New Zealand if I can make it happen, I’ve dreamed of going there since the very first time I head someone talk about this country!
Is there anything else you do over summer to stay in shape & keep fit?
I will try to do a huge fruits and vegetables cure, during the season I didn’t have the time to have a good nutrition with all the trips… And I’ll make some BBQs and do some stretching.
Do you have any major plans for next season?
To amuse me and have fun, to travel, to meet more people, to shoot with the Machette girls and to do some contests!
Anything else you’d like to get off your chest?
Follow the slide way and life will be better!!
Marion rides for Rossignol, Chamrousse, Rip Curl, Vans, LaGlisse, GoPro, X_sories, 69slam and 7/9/13.