Name : Marcos Gallegos

Hails From : Chaiten, Chile

Favourite river : Futaleufu, Chile

Story:

I Started Kayaking at the age of 17 years old on the Futaleufu river in Souther Chile. Most of my carreer I spent it on this river working as a full time safety and video boater. During all the time I spent on the Futaleufu I always heard good things about Canada so at 22 years old I decided to follow up with my carreer and keep chasing my dream of becoming a better kayaker. In 2009 I packed all my things and moved to Canada to keep exploring some of the best Canadian Whitewater, Surf the biggest waves and become one of the best wave riders in the World.

I Feel my kayaking has inproved very rapidly within the past years in all disciplines. I think I have the skills and the strengh to keep getting better and better everytime and when you set a goal and are positive about it, there is nothing that can stop you ¡ So my goal right now is to keep pushing kayaking, the sport I love, my passion to the next level.

Favourite Level Six Gear: Emperor Drysuit and All The Street Clothing, Specially the Shorts that are just bad ass.

Plans for this summer: 

  • STAKEOUT SEASON IN CANADA, Spring boating
  • USA NORTHWEST COMP SEASON, United States
  • SLALOM NATIONALS IN CHILE, Pucon
  • FREESTYLE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN CANADA, September
  • ADIDAS SICKLINE IN AUSTRIA, October
  • REY DEL RIO IN MEXICO, November
  • AND A FEW OTHER LITTLE THINGUIES HERE AND THERE
CLAIMS TO  FAME :

  • 1st REDBULL NIELSON EXTREME RACE
  • 1st WHITEWATER GRAND PRIX 2014, BOATERCROSS
  • 1st OVER ALL MONTREAL EN EAU VIVE, COMBINED EVENT
  • 1st FUTALEUFU BIG WAVE FREESTYLE
  • 1st TRANCURA DOWNRIVER RACE
  • 7th OVERALL WHITEWATERGRANDPRIX 2014 Canada
  • 9th OVER ALL AWP WORLD SERIES 
 www.marcosgallegos.com
Instagram : @marcoskayak23
Twitter : @triberidekayak