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Marc Lacomare


  • Name: Marc Lacomare
  • Date of Birth: 04/07/90
  • Hometown: Hossegor, France

  • Fast, loose and fearless, Marc Lacomare’s surfing always commands attention. The proud Frenchman won the 2011 World Junior Championships and has been making his way towards the CT ever since. He’s that special breed of surfer that has found balance in every aspect of his career - between comps and freesurfing, big waves and small. Really, Marc’s wonderful to watch in any condition.

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Our world moves fast. It goes a million miles a minute, spinning at the speed of infinity and never slowing down. You’re here today — fully here, engaged — then you’re gone tomorrow. Onto the next one. A new coast to explore, the next swell to surf, another moment to fall in love with.

Gone Tomorrow celebrates that spirit of now.

The France edition features Mikey February, Connor O’Leary, Zeke Lau, Kanoa Igarashi, Leonardo Fioravanti, Jeremy Flores, Ramzi Boukhiam, Aritz Aranburu, Marc Lacomare, Kael Walsh, Sebastian Williams and Mikey Wright. Filmed over a two week beach break blur, it’s guaranteed to make you want to go surfing.

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Local wildcard, Marc Lacomarewas hyped up and didn't disappoint. So far he’s taken down world title contender Julian Wilson, current #1 Jordy Smith in round 3, then took out his next heat sending him straight to the Quarter Finals. He (and his opponents) know anything is possible.


So far he’s taken down world title contender Julian Wilson and current #1 Jordy Smith in round 3. He (and his opponents) know anything is possible.


Somehow, he doesn’t feel any pressure.


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“I just want to deliver my best surfing,” he explained. “Coming into the event as a wildcard, I knew I’d be facing up against the highest seed. And honestly, I think that’s one of the most exciting things about it. I don’t have to worry about points or anything like that, so I think that takes the pressure off of me. I’m just focused on getting good waves and showing the world what I can do.”


At 27 years old, Marc has been knocking on the CT’s door for a few years now. He’s won some major contests in his career, but nothing would compare to winning an event like this in front of his home crowd. Speaking of home, let’s see how it puts Marc at an advantage.


“I know the waves and the sandbanks better than pretty much everyone in this event. I don’t think the guys on Tour are used to surfing waves that are so affected by the tide. But I grew up with it. I know how to handle it.”


With a swell and great conditions lining up for the next few days, a wise eye would stay focused on Marc.


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He’s running wild. Say salut to your 2017 #QuikPro France wildcard, @marclacomare.

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Cold. Dark. Harsh. Stormy. That’s wintertime in France, baby.


But it ain’t all sullen! There are some windows of glory within the season of gloom. Need proof? Sure. See below.




Sometimes your mind slips into a dream during the day. Other times, the moments of your day feel less like reality and more like a dream. Here’s Marc Lacomare and that second definition.


Compiled from a few sessions at his home sands of Hossegor. Marc had a good year on the QS in 2016 - he ended up finishing 23rd, and making a final at Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa to finish strong. But, of course, he wants more. And he won’t settle until he gets more. Marc’s back at it with more fire than ever. This could be the year he cracks the CT. We’ve got a feeling.


And this daydream right here is how he re-charged his batteries. Dive in.




It’s amazing when it all comes together. When a storm creates a wave that ripples across an entire ocean, finds its way to a foreign shore and is met by someone who is willing and able to ride it perfectly. The whole process is bizarre. And beautiful. And mostly insane. We couldn’t love it more.


Every wave is unique and, for lack of a better word, they all have personality. In Hawaii, a single one can make or break a career, humble you, hurt you, kill you or create a euphoric experience you’ll never forget. This season, we’re committed to showing you the wildest moments between man and wave meet. Our riders are going to give you raw and honest insight on what made the best (or most brutal) waves they’ve wrangled unique. We’re calling it #ThisWave and we’re inviting you to join us for the ride — follow us on Instagram to do just that.


We will keep this page updated with all the latest #thiswave posts, so keep an eye on it.







This is it. The last stop. After forty-nine events in twenty different countries, the 2017 WQS season is officially behind up. Want to see how it all ended? The latest edition of Snaketales has you covered, friends.


Go behind the scenes (and into the lineup) at Sunset Beach for the Vans World Cup Of Surfing. With the crew on the brink of qualification, see how they fare at the trickiest chunk of ocean this side of Haleiwa. There are turns, twists, jokes, emotions and, ummm, Zeke Lau gets a pie in his face [4:34]. Dive. Straight. In.


The forecast didn’t look great — it looked like it could be great, and there’s a big difference between the two. Still, they pulled the trigger. Tickets were booked, boards were packed and a few hours later, Marc Lacomare, Tikanui Smith and Alex Laurel were making their final descent into Dublin. The pot of gold was theirs to find.

Then they arrived at the beach to find a furious tangle of ocean that would only be approached by the clinically insane (unfortunately, Marc and Tika are just on the brink). After all, there’s a big difference between waves that are great and waves that could be great. And what they saw here was a jumbled mess of potential. It was a slab that could only be surfed on the highest of tides — low exposed a graveyard that looked a little bit like a rock formation and a lot like a trip to the hospital. It was wild and dangerous. It was enough to make them want to come back.

Which they did, a few months ago. The result? Push play and see for yourself.


Quick strike winter mission to the Canary islands featuring Jeremy Flores, Marc Lacomare & Dimitri Ouvre.

Skateboarders have Barcelona and surfers have the Mentawais. Marc Lacomare recently did a 10 day boat trip in the Mentawais - and it looks like it was a good one.

Dirty Wax and Borrowed Boards from Alex Laurel Photographie on Vimeo.

Surf trips don't always go to plan - boards get lost or arrive late and you're stuck watching unridden A-frames. Not so for Marc Lacomare and Benjamin Sanchis on this trip. They borrowed some boards and got busy.









During a layday at the Quiksilver Pro France, Kind Surf held a workshop with a small group of disadvantaged local kids and adults in Capbreton. Kind Surf, an NGO headed up by international model and eco-activist Almudena Fernandez, hosts many workshops a year in Spain. Their motto is "Bring Happiness", and on this particular sunny afternoon is exactly what they did.

Participating in the event were five kids diagnosed with Autism along with two handicapped adults from the French association HandiSurf. Joining them were professional surfers Aritz Aranburu, Travis Logie, Freddy Patacchia, Marc Lacomare, Lucía Martiño, and current ASP World Champion Mick Fanning.

The participants and volunteers took part in two activities. First, a short workshop on environmental awareness and cleaning up the beach, where the crew learned the importance of looking after and preserving our coastlines. From there they set out to pick up a few pieces of trash along the beach. Next, they took to the shorebreak and had a surfing lesson with some of the world's elite.

Special thanks to the Santocha Surf Club and all of the volunteers who helped out with the event.

To learn more about Kind Surf and how to get involved, visit kindsurf.org

Photos: Bernard Testemale/Alex Postigo/Angel Ruiz