Name: Marilou Lavallée
Date and place of birth: Gatineau, Quebec, 18-03-1982
Home: So far-everywhere. Looking for a perfect little place to settle with waves-mountain-forest and sun, any suggestions?
Education: life and university (occupational therapist)
Kiteboarding since: 2004
Why kiteboarding: Freedom, adrenaline & possibilities (wakestyle,surf, etc.)
Inspired by: Girls riding with style, power and technicality.
CARVED/CORE since: 2009
Preferred Core kites: 7m GTS
Preferred Carved board(s) (size): Carved Imperator 130x41
Other sports: surfing, yoga, wakeboarding, longboarding, latin dance - basically every outdoor sport!
Strong: alive, smiley, grounded
Weak: perfectionism, choosing and "stopping" (I want it all and I can never stop!)
Favourite spot(s): a secret spot in Australia that works perfectly with the tide (flat and waves!)
Best day possible: Cafe latte, Surf in the morning, healthy lunch, kitesurf followed with a short yoga session at sunset ending with a nice and long diner with good friends
Best vacation: So many!!! If I stay focused and balanced every day is a perfect holiday!
Favourite music: today: Tribalistas 'Ja sei namorar', yesterday: Bon Iver. Got to have it for every mood!
Favourite food: fresh, healthy, fruity and fishy. Natural yogurt, nuts and oats. If you had one or two cafe latte, you've got all my diet!
Past injuries: plenty
Injuries I’m going for next year: Can I pass for next year?
Highlights of my career: This moment
The future: still this moment
My dream: a little family of surfers and friends by the sea
Personal madness: You have to see :)
Quote: Do what you believe in!
Contact Marilou via firstname.lastname@example.org
Life is a journey. Kiteboarding has taken us to the best spots on the planet and allowed us to get to know the local kiters from all corners of the globe. At the same time we have been able to delve into the technology behind the products that we use on a daily basis and catch a glimpse behind the scenes of the kite industry. There are many interesting characters behind the products and it became clear to us, that CORE is not only made up of a team from the Fehmarn Island but instead is made up of people from the world’s beaches. Therefore we became a part of something much bigger.
The idea behind our web-experiment CoreNation is to allow us to share our experiences with you. We want to take you with us on our journeys and share our adventures, experiences and our daily work with you. Enjoy!