Next up in our siblings feature are two of the most successful siblings in recent history - reigning Slalom World Champion Pierre Mortefon (Fanatic / Duotone / Chopper Fins / LOKEFOIL) and Slalom Vice-World Champion - Marion Mortefon (Fanatic / Duotone / LOKEFOIL, who wrote their names into windsurfing history in 2017 as they became the first brother and sister in over 20 years to finish on the prestigious overall podium. Read on to find out more about Pierre & Marion.
- Who are you, how old are you and who is your sibling?
Pierre Mortefon - 31 yo / Marion Mortefon - 28 yo we also have a ‘little brother’ Paulo 25yo.
At what age did you start windsurfing?
Marion started at 10 years old & Pierre around 8-9 years old.
Were your parents also windsurfing?
Back in the days our father was windsurfing in the 80s when everybody had a board in his garage. But we never sailed together.
Did you both work towards competing at a high level in windsurfing?
How is it to travel to the same events all over the world?
It’s easier to have someone by your side to carry all the bags, and negotiate at the airport counter! We are a good team fighting the bag transportation and negotiation!
Are you helping each other during an event or are you focusing on your own event only?
M: Mainly focusing on our own event, but sometimes just some words and feedback from the conditions or anything else is helping.
P: Yes, but it depends. Now we know when we have to do it or not.
What’s a weird habit of your sibling?
M: Pierre is sneezing everywhere.
P: She always wants to be 2 hours in advance at the event site, just in case…
What do you both have in common?
M: A younger brother ;-) , but also a strong motivation to win and achieve our goal.
P: The passion for the sport and for the competition in general.
- What is the funniest thing that happened on tour together with your sibling?
P: Lot of different moments I cannot say one…
Marion, only one word answer please, either your siblings name or the word ‘me’.
Who is faster? Pierre, but give me 30 kilos more and we will see ;-)
Who takes longer to get ready to go on the water? Pierre
Who has more windsurfing gear? Pierre
Who has won more windsurfing medals? Pierre
Whose room is a mess? Pierre
And now the same for you Pierre.
Who is faster? Easy, me.
Who takes longer to get ready to go on the water? Marion
Who has more windsurfing gear? Me
Who has won more windsurfing medals? Me
Whose room is a mess? Marion
Thanks, Pierre & Marion.