Visitor: Marcus Marcoux
Marcus hanging out at Steppe side. Photo Nils Svensson
Name, age, where do you live and when did you start skateboarding?
Marc-Antoine Marcoux, 23, I live in Quebec city Canada and started skating around 12 years ago
What brought you to Malmö?
Few years ago I met you Nils Svensson, Johan Linö Waad, Daniel Håkansson, Pontus Alv and Love Eneroth in Abu Dhabi. I used to live there and my mom still does. The Swedes were there to film for Pontus latest movie and they stayed at my place for a few days. We had a great time and I kept in touch with some of them. I always wanted to come to Malmö. It looked so fucking sick to me… all those crazy parks and DIYs. I’ve been studying in northern Finland for the past 5 months and figured out that I should go down to Malmö while I was already in Scandinavia. Hang out with the homies and skate a bunch!
How did you find the skate scene here in Malmö and how does it compare to other cities you have been to?
The skate scene there is incredible. Kids flying around the park and older dudes fucking killing it. I guess growing up with all those amazing parks helps a lot. But I found it amazing how skateboarding is so supported by the cities in Sweden. Parks are popping up everywhere… even in the smallest towns. Its a great thing for sure. To much scooters though hehe
Tell us a little bit about Abu Dhabi and what kind of skate scene you can expect to find there?
Abu Dhabi is a great place to skate. Like Sweden has parks popping up everywhere, Abu Dhabi got the same thing going on with spots. Full of weird architecture that are really favorable to skateboarders. Its funny because people from all around the world know about Dubai but have no clue of where Abu Dhabi is. I think its a way better place actually. Less traffic, easier to go from spot to spot, cheaper and prettier. The scene is also getting bigger every year I think. The population is mostly composed of foreigners, so there is always kind of a flow of skater going in and out. The only thing missing is a proper park. You guys should go there and show them what real transition is about hehe
Favorite spot here in Malmö?
Pretty hard to say. I was there for a week and few days only so being used to some of them would take longer I think. But Steppen and Sibbarp were the ones I skated and enjoyed the most. You can’t really tell how it is before you get there. Mad props to all the guys that killed that place. Crazy stuff!
Marcus works the tombstone at Steppe side. Photo Nils Svensson