At the age of thirteen, Marcos had his first contact with the world of surfboards, by setting up his first repair shop. Shortly after, during 1990, he began to make his first Slash boards. That same year, Marcos met Luis Rodríguez, an Argentine board shaper based in Europe. It was Luis, who would be the brand’s shaper during their first season. At this time, Marcos was in charge of the glassing and sanding of the boards.
In 1995 he travelled to Redondo Beach (California) to work with Roland Surfboards.
Upon his return from California, Marcos began to shape all the Slash boards (MSD) himself. His great local success soon sparked national interest.
In 2004, Marcos travelled to Australia, where he met Simon Anderson. After sharing countless hours of studying and shaping their boards, Marcos and Simon reached an agreement to market their ‘Simon Anderson Surfboards’ in Spain. It was a resounding success.
At the same time, Marcos began to study design software for NC (Numerical Control) machines, which led him to buy his first pre-shaping machine. The incorporation of this new technology helped him to further improve the quality and output of his boards.
Marcos is currently a recognized and respected shaper in Europe and he is also manufacturing boards for Spain, France, Portugal and South Africa.
For Marcos, it is essential that the shaper needs to be a surfer, so they naturally have an understanding and the experience of his designs. This is why Marcos surfs as much as possible, to keep his surfing ability and connection to his boards at a high level. His brand is famous and in high demand due to the variety of shapes and the quality of finishes on offer. Marcos personally inspects every board that comes out of the factory for quality purposes.
In 2012, Marcos joined the JETSON project with the task of designing specifically shaped boards for motorized use.
After 31 years in the industry, Marcos still continues with the same enthusiasm and excitement for his passion in life……surfboards.