Wednesday, January 28, 2009

FMG Surfer Marlon Lipke Signs With Vans

Marlon Lipke, first German surfer ever to qualify for the ASP World Tour, signed a contract today with Vans shoes. "I used to be with Vans back in the day," says Marlon, "but then had to leave due to other sponsorship commitments. Throughout the years I always thought how cool it would be to be able to ride for Vans again. And here I am, back on Vans, representing them on the World Tour as a rookie this year. So stoked. Vans have such stylish shoes and it is a privilege to surf for such a great company."

Training and surfing in Ericeira, Portugal at the moment, Marlon's rookie year on the ASP World Tour will kick off at the end of February at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast of Australia.

Check out Marlon's interview on Surfline where he speaks about his last year on the WQS and his qualification for the 2009 ASP World Tour.

Marlon also just finished filming a documentary with Friday Productions, which will air on major international TV stations soon. Check out the teaser here.