Marina Taylor Valenzuela, born in the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has spent most of her life surfing and competing around the world.
At age of 14 she won her first European title, which she revalidated 6 consecutive times.
In 2006 she reached the first position at the Pipeline world contest; world champion. Along the way, she had left a trail of local, national and european titles.
She was named best Spanish bodyboard athlete of all time in 2005 and gold medal of the city of Las Palmas in the same year. She also earned a scholarship by the Spanish Olympic Committee for 4 consecutive years.
She was also a member of the Canary Islands and European Surfing Federation for several years until she decided to face the world circuit alone, without any sponsor and dealing with her own training. The experience gained during her competing years, converted her in a perfect trainer.
FROM COMPETITION TO TRAINING
She began working in a surf school in Playa de las Canteras, in the capital of Gran Canaria. Soon after, she took technification groups and worked with several surfcamps and students of all ages.
A life in the water and hundred of championships have given her the ease over analysis on the movements of each person to improve their fluency and management on the wave.
In late 2015 , Marina decided to move to the island of Fuerteventura where she began a new stage and her most ambitious project; to start a surf school under her own name. The great environment of the island and its variety of beaches, provides a large diversity of waves to teach different ages and levels. Now, we have a school managed by a local and world champion bodyboarder.