Born in Lisbon, Portugal at 13 February 1984 Location Lagos, Portugal Nationality German/Portugueise Height 1,8 m (5’11”) Weight 78 Kg Style goofy foot Started in WQS 2005 Started in WCT 2009 Victories 6
Marlon is a professional surfer who lives in planes and hotels and spends most of his time in the water.
Marlon’s parents emigrated from Germany to Lagos on the Algarve in Portugal. They established a surf camp in 1993. Having grown up in that type of environment played a major part in the growth of Marlon as a surfer. He honed his skills in heavy beach breaks that are abundant in Portugal, and went on to embark on a very colorful professional career.
Starting with his European junior title and 3rd in the world junior finals, he went on to compete successfully on the WQS tour and found himself fulfilling his dream in 2009 and becoming one of the elite on the WCT tour. He was European champion in 2012, and continues to compete around the world today.
Portugal has been blessed with the presence of Marlon Lipke. He has been a major influence for the next generation to carve hard and follow their dreams.