Martin Letourneur


    Born in 1996, I grew up in the French coastal city of Saint-Malo in Brittany (France). I’ve been surfing since I’m 10 years old but got introduced to SUP when I was 15 years old. In 2013 and for my first season on the French scene of SUP racing, I signed a sponsorship with Hobie Cat France, later in the year I was participating for the first time at the BOP 2013. The year after, I came back to Dana point with bigger expectations and earned a top10 in the BOP Elite Distance Race and won the “most inspirational man award” by Gerry Lopez. My carreer really stepped up when in 2015, during my internship at Hobie’s in California, I finished top10 at the first edition of the Pacific Paddle Games. Now in 2017, as a mid-time professional SUP racer/surfer and full time student at University, I’m focusing on the biggest and most prestigious events around the world, and the nicest destinations to SUP. Riding for Hobie Cat allows me to diversify my way to ride depending on the waves and on the waters I surf/paddle on.

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