Munich, Germany



snowboarding since


favourite trick

Backside 108 melon and anything that feels right
Schwerelosigkite, Smith Optics, Nitro Snowboards, SWOX

“I am really stoked to be a part of SWOX and represent such a great brand.”

Manu Groiss

You have been snowboarding since 1992, do you have a favorite snowspot?
My favourite spot for snowboarding is in Zillertal, Austria. As for windsurfing, my all-time favourite is Tenerife, Canary Islands.

Manu, who or what inspires you?
The people around me inspire me. Nature inspires me, and of course those who follow their passions and those who love their life. My passion in life is my family, the mountains, and being in the water.

If you had to pick two snowboarders, dead or alive, to go snowboarding with. Who would they be?
I’d have to pick Terje Haakonsen for a backcountry trip, but I don’t think it would really matter where on a mountain. When it comes to windsurfing, I would go with Francisco Goya at his home spots on Maui.

Which is the best city on earth for you and why?
That´s a tough one. I think there are so many great places on this earth. For me personally, it´s important that there are mountains or water nearby.

Fine, do you have your own way of life?
I like to abide by a positive mental attitude. I strongly believe in my motto “always go on, never give up, and make sure you enjoy what you do!”

Is there something more you want to tell us, jokes, wisdom, inspiration?

I greatly appreciate like-minded people who create products that serve the communities that I am a part of.

One quote about SWOX. What do you think about SWOX? How did you get to know the company?

“Stay Gold”-being the best at what you do! As a contact lens wearer, I benefit from SWOX sunscreen because it stays where it has been applied. It doesn’t run, and more importantly it does not contain any eye irritants. It really is the perfect sunscreen for athletes that are exposed to extreme sun conditions. I am really stoked to be a part of it and represent such a great brand.