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Fanatic  welcome Marc Paré (E-334) to their Windsurf Family!

The young Spaniard is considered the greatest talent of the Wave World Tour and is already well known to the international scene as he made a mark with his effortless style in the waves. His style and values are a perfect fit for us, and we cannot wait to see what the future brings for him.

Marc will be seen travelling the world chasing podiums and waves. He will be a big part of testing and developing our wave range along with the rest of the team. He also rides for Duotone and ION.

Marc Paré: “I am stoked to get this unique opportunity to join the Fanatic family. The good vibes betwen the team was always something I enjoyed looking at and expecially Victor, Klaas and Adam are quite good friends of mine already and I am sure we will make a good match on the water during training and testing boards.“

Klaas Voget (Marketing Manager and Head of Wave R&D): I’ve been watching Marc’s progress for quite a few years and always been in close contact with him, so it felt this step was just a question of time. His humble personality combined with crazy talent is a very good match for our team and we’re all super excited to have him finally join the Fanatic family!


Another new Fanatic team member is Bernd Flessner (G-16)!

The 16-times German Champion is the most successful German windsurfing professional. From 1995 to 2011 he was consistently German windsurfing champion. After the Windsurf World Cup Sylt he finished his career in autumn 2013 after 25 years and his 25th participation in the World Cup Sylt. Now Bernd is cruising in Robinson Clubs all over the world for personal coachings and clinics. Since Club Robinson is partner with Fanatic, this is the perfect match and we are very much looking forward to lots of fruitful cooperations in the future.

Bernd Flessner: “Since I am working quite close with Club Robinson for quite a while, it´s the logical consensus that I am also using the gear they offer at their centers at one stage. I know the Fanatic team with Craig, Klaas and Karin for a very long time already and I’m looking forward to eventually work with them and use their gear!”

Craig Gertenbach (Brand Manager) “Bernd is a great addition to the team! I´ve known Bernd since my World Cup days and we have been good friends ever since. Looking forward to finally work with him and have him as a valuable team member. Bernd brings a wealth of experience and know how in both products and markting, the Robinson Club connection being one of many interesting projects that we can work on together!”

Karin Gertenbach (Head of Marketing): “I know Bernd for a very long time already and was working with him years ago. He is a top windsurfer, is absolutely reliable and has a great personality and lots of good ideas, what more can you ask for?


Alessio Stillrich has left the team at the end of December, we wish him all the best for his future and would like to thank him for a great cooperation during the last years he was with Fanatic!

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