Hi, my name is Marko Grilc. My discipline is snowboard freestyle. My friends call me Grilo. I was born on 7 July 1983 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. My special talent is surfing. My philosophy of life is enjoy the wave while you are on it. The most important person in my life is my girl, Nina. My favourite food is sushi. My favourite music is club bangers.
Born in 1983 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Marko Grilc grew up without easy access to any mountains. But that didn’t stop the young Slovenian from pursuing his innate calling to become a professional snowboarder. Growing up, Marko spent a lot of time on the Austrian slopes, practising tricks and working hard to improve his skills.
Marko has plenty of pro competition experience under his belt and has amassed a bunch of stellar career results. Highlights include winning Air + Style and the O’Neil Evolution Slopestyle, and standing on the podium at numerous FIS World Cups.
And there's no sign of him slowing down... He has his own Grilosodes web series, following the Slovenian uber-shredder as he travels the globe in search of perfect pow and a few laughs with friends.
Marko's magnificent command of his abilities has been captured elsewhere on film, in a number of ground-breaking snowboarding films, including Red Bull Double Air, in which he propelled himself over pro snowmobiler Ross Mercer. Other must-see appearances include Thanks in Advance, Draw the Line, The B, Catch the Vapors, and 91 Words for Snow.
When Marko's not catching big air or ripping up the slopes, he's either chilling with his wife and kids or perfecting a different kind of style – channeling his artistic flair into new clothing and board designs.
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