Read About How Malibu Welcomes European Champions
Malibu is ecstatic to announce the newest addition of our European team, 2018 Masters Champion Manon Costard and 2018 IWWF World Champion Luca Kidd.
Manon Costard started skiing when she was 3 and hasn’t stopped since! She is from Aix en Provence, France and grew up spending summers on a beautiful mountain lake in the French Alps skiing behind a Malibu Boat. She is one of the best skiers in the world and is the European Record Holder for rounding buoys at 41-off. She has 23 European Championship gold medals, 32 Pro Slalom Tournament Podiums, and several other achievements on top of being the reigning Master women’s slalom champion. The Malibu Response TXi will help lead Manon to many more titles over the 2018 waterski season and beyond.
Originally hailing from London, England but now splitting his time between Mallorca, Spain and Orlando, Florida so that he can always be behind the boat, 17-year-old Luca Kidd is set to take the Junior Pro Men world by storm in 2018. Having a handful of firsts including the 2018 Moomba Masters in Junior Pro, 2017 Malibu British National Champion Open Men, and 2018 IWWF World Champion in Junior Pro as well as a healthy number of podiums at the Malibu Rider Experience in 2017 and already in 2018. His favorite trick is the “Wrapped Heel 3 Rewind Back 1 with a Stale-Fish right in the middle” showing he’s always ready to display both technicality and style. When not wakeboarding, Luca enjoys taking a wakesurf behind his favorite boat – the Malibu M235 fully equipped with the Integrated Surf Platform.
Welcome to the family Luca and Manon!