Welcome to Team North Marley Franco!
We're thrilled to welcome Marley Franco to our team of international athletes.
Marley is a Maui local, growing up surrounded by legends such as Jesse Richman. At 12 years old, he’s is already an incredible wing foiler, pushing the limits of the discipline like no other. Marley is set to follow in the footsteps of Jesse as an all-rounder who surfs, foils and kites.
Jesse Richman, 2020 King of the Air Winner and fellow team mate describes Marley as “The coolest, most hard-core shredder I’ve ever met”
The Francos are an inspirational kite family. Marley’s parent’s Michelle and Jose taught Marley to kite aged nine and they always ride together as a family. Their spirit and passion is infectious.
As well as shredding on the water, Marley spends his time in the skate bowl on Maui. Marley is one to watch, similar to Tom Bridge as they take their skating experience and style to the water to switch things up.
Marley says “I love North and Mystic’s energy, the brands are so progressive and it keeps on getting better and better”
Mike Raper, Brand Director at North Kiteboarding says “We think we know how to pick them. We're very excited about Marley’s potential, he’s got the support of his parents, the Maui crew and Jesse Richman as a mentor. He’s on the path to success and we know we’ve got the gear to support him. We fully expect him to push the limits of what we currently think is possible. Welcome to the team Marley!”
Watch Marley’s announcement video here.
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