Mark ‘Egor’ Harris (Great Britain)
Mark Harris (Egor to his friends) is one of Britain’s best-loved surfers. He’s as at home in an international contest as he is exploring remote regions for new waves.
Born and raised in Newquay Cornwall, Mark has been surfing since he was 6. He started competing at 10 and has won every age group at the English and British championships. Mark has proudly represented England and Britain numerous times at the European and world games.
Away from the comp scene, Mark’s focus and passion is exploring remote coastlines around Britain, waiting patiently for the right winter swells and uncovering world-class waves that have never been ridden. This passion led onto filming the surf documentary ‘The Endless Winter’.
Pauline Ado (France)
Pauline is one of France’s most successful competition surfers and one of Europe’s top girls in the curl.
She got her first board at 8, scalped her first victory at 10 and by 13 she was in the French Junior Surf Team. Two years later, she made French surfing history by winning the ISA World Games and claiming France’s first World title in the sport.
Pauline earned an ASP World Junior Title in 2008, and has been the WSL European champion 4 times. Today she’s travels the world, surfing with the best, boosting the profile of woman in the sport.
Kepa Acero (Spain)
Kepa is a one of a kind surfing talent. Despite being one of the best competition surfers of his generation, Kepa decided to hang up his contest jersey and follow his own path, travelling the world making self-shot surf adventure films, enjoyed by millions on-line.
His “5 Waves, 5 Continents” series propelled Kepa into the surfing spotlight and the hearts of the international surf community. He has been awarded as “Adventurer of the Year”, sailed on a boat to the remote Antarctic, got lost in Africa, Indonesia and beyond. In Endless II, Kepa will be staying closer to home, showing Mark the wonders of his home coast, Northern Spain.
Nic Von Rupp (Portugal)
Nic is one of the best young surfers in Europe, probably the world.
While many surfers focus on one of the sports disciplines – comp surfing, big wave, free surfing… Nic just does it all and turns heads while doing it!
Nic’s online film series ‘My Road’ has propelled him and European surfing in to the international limelight.
Abdel El Harim (Morocco)
Abdel is Morocco’s number one surfer and the reigning African surf champion.
While Morocco is an international surfing mecca, the Moroccan’s themselves have been late to get the surfing bug, Abdel has (pretty much single handedly) changed that!
Since 15, Abdel has been competing with the best in Europe and he’s been making an impression on the WQS ever since. Abdel is one of the few world-class surfers from an Arabic nation and a great role model for underdog nations in surfing.
Marlon Lipke (Germany)
Marlon is the only German surfer to have competed on the prestigious WSL world tour and a national hero of the sport.
Conveniently for him, Marlon’s parents emigrated from Germany to the Portuguese Algarve and established a surf camp in 1993. Having grown up surfing in some of the best waves in Europe Marlon quickly climbed the European competitive surfing ranks. In 2008 he finished 16th on the world qualifying tour earning a place on the 2009 ASP World Tour.
Marlon will be meeting Mark in Munich, Germany and introducing him to the curious inland surf scene there.
Easkey Britton (Ireland)
Easkey is as known for charging giant waves as she is for breaking down international social barriers.
Hailing from surf rich Donegal Bay in North West Ireland, Easkey (named after a local surf spot) is the latest of the infamous Britton clan to make waves around the world. The Britton’s are Ireland’s first family of surf, having established and nurtured the surf scene in the North West for over 50 years.
Easkey has taken her own unique path in surfing, starting our as Ireland top competition surfer (5 times Irish National Champion), she then became the first Irish female to gain a WSL Big-wave nomination, after charging her home break of Mullaghmore.
In recent years Easkey has traveled extensively and was the first woman to surf in Iran, opening up the sport for other woman in the country.