Q & A

  1. What is more important to you than wakeboarding?

    My family, my friends, health, but wakeboard is big part of my life. I have been doing it for long time and I just love to be on the water and ride.

  2. Party animal or mellow TV on the couch?

    I like both.

  3. Number of years participating in your sport

    10 years

  4. Who / What inspires you?

    When I started, Gator was my big influence, I watched his sections and then I wanted to started to ride big. For sure Parks inspire me a lot as well.

  5. If you were not a pro wakeboarder you would be?

    I don't know, hard to say, I startad at 14 and then I turned pro in brazil, I did'nt try anything else, but if i could choose for sure it would be a pro surfer. Just travel to the sickest places, get the perfect waves in the world and get paid for that.

  6. To me, Oakley is

    For sure is the best sponsor I have ever had, Oakley has helped me a lot with everything. They also have the sickest products and are one off the best things to happen in my life

  7. What are your favorite songs currently loaded onto your Thump?

    I like Hip hop, Punk rock and trance

  8. 5 Items I can't live without

    My Family, wakeboard, friends around, travel and good brazilian food.

  9. What move / trick are you working on?

    I have been working on my consistency, I want to ride good the next tour year. I have been tryng a mute skezzer, and I want to land a 900. No body has landed one in brazil yet, I have been close a couple of times but never landed it.

  10. Favorite

    Bands: Nofx Films: Back to the future all off them, and City of God (the sickest brazilian movie). Books: Carandiru TV Shows: Simpsons and Fuel TV. Drink: Coke

  11. Any last words?

    I would like to thank my Mam and Dad, especially my dad. I here now, because ever since I was a kid he put me on the water behind the boat. My uncle and my cousins took me to ski every weekend before I started wakeboarding. Pinga from Oaklley Brazil helped has helped me out since I was 15, thanks a lot Pinga for everything. Marito e Flavio from wakenaveia and hyperlite brazil, they are my sponsors, but we were really good friends before the shop started. Luciano from Sundown, the last 2 years he has been a lot of help as well.

Marcelo Giardi

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Date of Birth:
August 22, 1982
Hometown:
Sao Paulo - Brazil
Sponsors:
Hyperlite, Wakenaveia and Sundown.

Career Highlights

    • 4 Times Brazilian tour champion
    • 2nd Place WWA worlds wakeboard championship Jr men 99
    • South American Champion 2006