Birthday: July 4, 1990 Hometown: Toulouse, FRA Stance: Goofy Sponsors: DC, Community Projekt, Spy, Pukas Results: 2nd: 2008 Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge ($7,000) 2nd: 2008 Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge Qualifier France 3rd: 2008 Billabong World Junior Championships
Going into the Oakley Pro Junior France 18-year-old Marc Lacomare sat a very comfortable second in the ASP European Junior ratings, and true to form, he blasted through any and all comers to grab the second qualifying spot for the Oakley Global Challenge. “I am very happy because I aimed at qualifying for Bali and it is done”, Lacomare said. “This competition was very tough. The surfing conditions changed a lot and I tried to adapt every day so I am stoked to get back home with this runner-up finish.” It’s no secret that the European talent level has skyrocketed through the roof in recent years, and with figureheads like Jeremy Flores and Tim Boal to look up to, Marc, and surfers like him, are definitely going to be taking things to the next level in the coming years. Don’t believe me? Just tune into the Oakley Global Challenge and watch him go toe to toe with the best of his generation. Marc clinched the European Junior title at the Eurojuniors in Morocco in November, won the French national junior title and came second at the Oakley Global Challenge, and finished his 2008 competitive year with a third place result and the World Junior Championships.