The surf scene along the Ancona's coastline is now living its golden age, as a discipline that is firmly rooted in its world, expression of an international culture, which sees in the figure of Gianluca Marcacci, for all MarkG, the flamboyant and legendary icon of the "shaper", sometimes rough and shy. He managed over the years how to make his passion a real job in a geographic area almost forgotten by the god of the sea.
Born and raised in the suburbs north of Ancona, Marcacci approaches the world of surfboards already in his youth, during which he began his first "manual" work as a wind-surf trainee. It was way back in 1993, when he grabbed a plane for the first time in his life to perform repairs on wave-wind-surfboard.
We stopped by Mark one late summer evening, at a dinner in his own backyard where there were 3 generations of riders the so-called "Sons of the East" united by the passion for this sport and its culture, together they represent the "soul surfers": respect for the nature and the sea, sense of travel, "nomad" living, search for perfection and the importance of dreams.
"After forty years we still do the same things" Paolo( the first one out in the water there) speaks, "we wait for those few opportunities there're waves in here. Because only in the know-how-to-wait lies the true spirit of our community"
_ extract from "Sons Of The East" a very true story #madeinadriatic