Equipe bandeau surf

Team

Type:
Patrice Guénolé

Owner - Shaper

Diane Gateclou-Marest

Chief Operating Officer

David Vincent
David Vincent

Composite Technician

Frédéric Lemoine
Frédéric Lemoine

Sales Manager

Yohann Sallé

Designer

Julien Bernier
Julien Bernier

Brand Manager

Jaime Rodriguez
Jaime Rodriguez

Technical Advisor

Thibaut JACOLOT

Technical Advisor

Béryl Besseau
Béryl Besseau

Glasser

Nicolas Hily
Nicolas Hily

Technical Advisor

Elise Rottreau

Technical Advisor

Ysoline Bureau

Logistic Manager

Marine Delahaye
Marine Delahaye

Webmaster Assistant

Louis
Louis LAVASIER

Video Maker

Matthieu Gouzes

Photographer

Romain Carré

Stockman

Simon Pineau
Simon Pineau

Stockman

Anthony Despeisse

Technical Advisor

Titouan GOUJON

3D Designer

Erwan Bidault
Erwan Bidault

Logistic Assistant

Marie Vaillant

Logistic Assistant

Olivier BERTINETTI

After Sales Service Supervisor

Valentin Oury

Webmaster Assistant

Martin LAURE

Alternating logistics

Brandon DALMARD

Stockman

Valérie Peltier

Administrative Assistant

Alexandre Macé

Head of Logistics

Marine

Customer Support

Benoît Marquette

Graphic Designer

Valentin Lechat

Technical Advisor

Mathieu Le Guen

Stockman

Marin Catoire

Product Assistant

Jeanne LEGOEUIL

Logistic Support

Louis Dalin

After Sales Service Assistant

François-Xavier

Technical Advisor

Gaëtan

Administratif Assistant

Théo LABONNE

Product Assistant

Joanna LEGEAY

Logistic Assistant  

Boris LE ROUX

Head of stock

Paul BUFFET

Product Assistant

Yannick BONNOT

Product Assistant

Etienne TEIL

Stockman

Gaëtan LE CAHÉREC

Stockman

Maxime CHAIGNEAU

Stockman

Tom RAMIREZ

Stockman

Fabien DROUIN

Product Manager

Damien Coulomb

Conseiller Technique

Marion Dusart

Technical Advisor

Gabriel Le Corre

Technical Advisor

Cyril Lejeune

Technical Advisor

Stephen Le Mitouard

Technical Advisor

Aymeric Barbieux

Conseiller Technique

Mollie Rocquentin

Assistante Support Client

Lucile Kingham

Customer Support Assistant

Raphaël CHICHE

Stockman

Lise Kiene

Outbound Flow Manager

Baptiste RAFFIN - CABOISSE

Stockman

Alicia LABAT

Order picker

Louis-Marie LONCAN-RIGOIR

Stockman

Benjamin Barella

Web Project Manager

Ombeline Marodon

Webmaster Assistant

Cyrielle Le Mouëllic

Alternating Webmaster Assistant

Nicolas Vincent

Community Manager

David Deweer

Rédacteur / copywriter

Malo Guénolé

Moritz Mauch

Justin Becret
Justin Becret

Romain Barreau
Romain Barreau

Xavier Leroy
Xavier Leroy

Mikael Pointeau

Camille Lavocat

Jean-Paul Averty

Benjamin English

Didier D'Hervez

Romain Jean

Patrick Kruithof

Colas Nahaboo

Bruno Loustalan

Boris Thouin

Mary Acquaviva

Jean-Luc Vaslin

Lilou Douzal

Astrid De Preville

Ingrid Ulrich

Noemi Zonta

Sophie Degas

Coraline Solano

Corentin Lemaitre

Nicolas Leforestier

Paul Loustau

Christian Jacobi

Antoine Civel

Felix Dary

Maxime Georget

Wandrille Delmas

Phil McCoy

Guillaume Crepin

Sébastien Bouin

Frédéric Huet

Benjamin Ruffin

Benjamin Longy

Frédéric Lalier

Sébastien Caruso

François Cholet

Olivier Letartre

Richard Wisniewski

Mathieu Wozniak

Lionel Gouin

Magnus Wengelin

Gregory Treger

Guillaume Sorton

Pierre Strzerzynski

Gaetan Delerue

Flavien Hilaire

Jules Sauvourel

Laurent Sézac

Christophe Seillier

Ralf Schultz

Pierre Sauret

François Salmon

Julien Reymondet

Eric Rose

Yann Picard

Matthieu Philippe

Luca Petrosino

Jean Perrot

Philippe Echaroux

Michael Parnaut

Jean-Denis Mouchon

Laurent Nieuwjaer

Vincent Lucas

Arnaud Martin

Kristofer Loriol

Jean Yves Le Guillou

Antoine Leroux

Mathieu Ledoux

Simon Laporte

Valery Le Bonnec

Stefan Krenn

Hervé Laborieux

Pierre Laguette

Christian Hallgren

Philippe Jarreau

Arthur Habudzik

Bertrand Gune

Cédric Fontenelle

Julien Flechet

Jean-Philippe Flechet

Christophe Dufour

Alain Enault

Kevin Druard

Michel Dijoux

Robin Dorval

Jérôme Deletre

Eric Devaux

Arnaud Bertin Leccia

Olivier Comazzi

Thomas Chaise

Jérôme Cluzeau

Pierre-Marie Campart

Raynald Breloin

François Boutier

Damien Brard

François-Xavier Bonnefous

Max Bottura

Stéphane Bodet

David Blomme

Mariano Billet

Cédric Barbier

Geoffrey Barbati

Fabio Angelini

Marcel Van Bruggen

Maxime Tancons

Cyril Torond

Sébastien Taleux

Mathias Save de Beaurecueil

Thierry Nicaud

Nicolas Meline

Thomas Horton

Romain Gerber

Pierre-Emmanuel Feuillet

Matthieu Galic

Fabien Drouin

Eric Desvergnes

Mathieu Delaporte

Laurent Dasse

Florent D'Ales

Florent Cameron

Marc Brodiez

Vincent Bonne

Patrice Guénolé Alias L'Ours

Last Name: GUENOLE
First Name: Patrice – l’Ours
Height (m): 1,86m.
Weight (kg): 96 kg.
Profession: owner / shaper at GONG.
Preferred discipline: all around surfing something.
Best Tricks: 360° tordus.
Other practices : all watersports !
Competitions: windsurf, longboard & SUP.
Nb of days on the water per year: minimum 300 ++.
Home Spot: le Blue Wave, pointe du Bec, le large.
Travel Spots: wherever it works.
Favourite meal: everything but nothing complicated.
Favourite music: depends of the mood.

in details

La vie de l’Ours

L’histoire de GONG est indissociable de celle de l’Ours tant les éléments de sa vie imprègnent la marque.

Attention : contenu hautement soporifique 😉 Courageux only 😉

Boss de GONG depuis 2008, Patrice Guénolé est à l’origine du développement de la marque.

Bébé shapeur dès 12 ans pour faire ses skims avec les moyens du bord, l’Ours est un bricoleur. Avec ses moyens limités, il récupère des pains dans de vieilles boards pour shaper des planches de surf dans un coin du garage…

A 13 ans, il est “embauché” le soir après l’école chez Holywind surf shop pour déballer les boards, monter les straps, faire les poubelles. 8 francs de l’heure mais quel plaisir de manipuler tout ce matériel hors de prix.

A 17 ans, vendeur chez Holywind en parallèle de l’école, il attaque la compétition en windsurf et en surf, seul en Europe à jouer sur les deux tableaux à haut niveau, et attire quelques sponsors bienvenus.

Sa première compétition est le Fundoor de Paris Bercy en windsurf. Grâce à Alain Pichavant, Patrice se prend un gros rush, lui qui n’avait jamais pris un départ !!! Ensuite il enchaîne les courses en wind. Sa spécialité en funboard était le lightwind avec des gréements toujours plus grands et des boards toujours plus performantes, naviguer quand personne ne plane.

Il avait aussi un très bon niveau dans les vagues. Il fut parmi les premiers en France à poser des fronts droits et envoyer des doubles.

En surf, il vient d’une région méconnue du sud Bretagne. Pendant 5 ans, il va gagner toutes les compétitions de longboard auxquelles il participe sous le niveau France, du Nord à la Charente. Il fait quelques coupes du monde remarquées au Lacanau Pro et au Biarritz Surf Festival notamment. Sa spécialité c’est le move de demain : 360° par l’avant, tail slash etc… ce qui explique qu’il se classe souvent dans les cinq premiers durant les expressions sessions.

Plusieurs années passées avec les meilleurs surfeurs du monde à enchaîner les heats. Il développe systématiquement des planches futuristes et une approche en marge des standards. Il est parmi les premiers à surfer des planches en sandwich PVC sans latte, des shapes aux largeurs extrêmes, des dérives très précises.

Mais la compétition n’est pas son truc. Mauvais perdant, peu enclin à suivre des règles, évitant les autres, il héritera de cette époque son surnom de l’Ours. Zéro alcool, jamais de fiesta, il est toujours concentré sur le matériel, sans cesse à sonder le moindre détail, et donc en marge de la kermesse des compétitions.

A 19 ans Ace lui propose un poste de testeur en windsurf et de développement des planches de surf. Fred Meunier (ancien shapeur Holywind) et Pascal Trimoreau, lui offriront cette opportunité de mettre au point des centaines de planches et de participer aux programmes de développement pour la course et la série.
Très appliqué, Patrice teste tout et propose. Ils sortiront la première grosse planche de vague de série avec la Ace 272. Avec Stéphane Mocher, patron de Select, ils seront les premiers à bosser sur le concept des planches larges en windsurf, bien avant tout le monde, avec la Ace 312. Stéphane et Fred vont l’envoyer à Hawaii mettre au point les gammes, tester les ailerons etc…
C’est avec Fred Meunier chez Ace qu’ils feront les premiers shapes GONG pour Magic Surf. Fred était une véritable légende du shape, un mec hyper pointu et exigeant qui lui apprendra la rigueur du shape, la précision d’une belle ligne et lui donnera ce coup d’oeil précieux. L’atelier Ace est au coeur du haut niveau et innove sur les shapes. Mais c’est aussi une immense référence technologique avec un savoir faire super pointu dans le composite. Ils innoveront avec le placage bois de renfort sur le pont sur pains EPS par exemple mais ce sont surtout des gens très pointilleux sur la qualité de chaque étape de réalisation, ce que l’Ours gardera toujours.

Hawaii c’est l’occasion de prendre gout pour les grosses vagues. Surfeur de shorebreak solitaire, il lui aura fallut apprendre à se battre pour prendre des vagues mais il est de toutes les sessions, y compris les plus grosses. Ses atouts sont clairement la condition physique liée à une préparation exemplaire et le feeling donné par la glisse dans les petites vagues. Rentré en France, il s’offrira quelques sessions épiques à Guéthary et sur les outsides de sa région.

 

A 17 ans, Patrice rame avec Guillaume Vielliard au “large” sur son longboard vers une vague jamais surfée. A 4 km du bord, déroule une vague au shape Indonésien et parfois massive pour la région. Patrice en fera son home spot, ramant même de nuit ou dans la brume épaisse pour y accéder les jours de gros. Il manquera d’y laisser sa peau aussi car le reef est traitre.

Mais le trip de découvrir la vague ultime de sa région est à ce prix. Parfois ramené par les pécheurs éberlués ; parfois au bord de la rupture face au vent et au courant de l’estuaire après 6h de surf, il apprend là bas ce que le surf veut dire : la quête. Ramer 8h d’affilé seul au large en autonomie, et se jeter dans un bowl sur 20cm d’eau qui vous propulse dans une vague creuse et longue. Ce n’est pas Hawaii, mais c’est exceptionnel quand même.

A 23 ans, il arrive à un tournant. Continuer dans cette voie ou aller chercher autre chose. Passer sa vie dans les ateliers à bosser sur des technologies, de nouveaux shapes, des nouvelles idées c’est top mais on ne gagne presque rien car le métier est difficile en raison du déclin de la planche à voile. Patrice finit par tout plaquer pour (enfin) passer son Bac en candidat libre. Videur en boite de nuit pour rider la journée, son gabarit et son haut niveau en boxe l’aideront à passer les bagarres sans trop de dégâts. Il gardera de cette période une vision plus noire de l’humain et une capacité à aller jusqu’au bout des crispations sans reculer, bien utile plus tard en Chine par exemple.

Il obtient le Bac avec 10.02 points sans réellement dormir pendant une semaine ! En boite de 22h à 6h, et début des épreuves à 8h. Pas très glorieux mais c’est un déclic. Il embraye sur la fac de sport pour aller au plus simple. Boulimique de travail, il assiste à la première année de médecine, au DEUG de socio et celui de psycho pour aller chercher les cours qui l’intéressent. Systématiquement major de promo, il obtiendra des notes records. Puis c’est une licence de management du sport et une formation de gestion bac + 4 au CNAM en parallèle le soir. Le but pour lui est de rattraper le temps en allant chercher dans chaque discipline les outils dont il aura besoin dans sa vie professionnelle. Quand on bosse la nuit, on sait ce qu’on vient chercher à l’école le jour ! Et ce ne sont pas des diplômes mais bien des compétences pour se donner une chance.

Holywind lui demande alors un coup de main pour booster le shop suite à la marée noire de l’Erika. Avec Alain Clémenti ils remontent les performances du shop. Quelques mois plus tard, Patrice rencontre chez Holywind sa future femme qui vit en Corse et là tout se précipite : Xavier Rolland, ancien vendeur d’Holywind et commercial Bic Sport l’informe d’un job à Marseille chez H2O, société qui gère les 80 magasins des réseaux Magic Surf et Subchandlers en Europe. Patrice est embauché comme assistant, passe un MBA, et en trois ans il prend la Direction du Groupe aux cotés de Thierry Dumon, PDG du Groupe H2O.

Ils y redéveloppent GONG en 2003, propriété de Magic Surf, comme une des quinze marques propres du groupe. C’est l’époque flamboyante, celle de l’audace et des excès. Multiples voyages aux USA, à Hawaii, dans les usines, tout était possible tellement les moyens à disposition étaient conséquents. La semaine au siège à Marseille, les week end en Corse, c’est une période électrisante qui ouvre les portes de projets d’une autre dimension que ce que Patrice avait connu. Fils d’ouvriers et petit fils de paysans, entrer dans ce monde d’opulence fut un choc.

Tout était possible. Investir, inventer, renverser, la consigne était de prendre le contrôle du marché. Vaste sujet, un brin mégalo, mais qui aura eu le mérite de dépoussiérer les grands équilibres du marché pour y construire deux beaux réseaux de magasins. Patrice était en shop depuis le débuts de son adolescence. Il leur aura donné tout ce qu’il pouvait apporter pour faire de ces deux réseaux de magasins des poids lourds sur le marché mondial de la glisse.

Mais la crise de 2008 mettra un terme à tout cela. Les finances sont mauvaises malgré les multiples plans de redressement. Les comportements de certains dans les équipes sont démasqués ; c’est la désillusion et la fin d’un rêve. Les actionnaires se lassent et décident de stopper l’histoire. 90 licenciements à gérer dont le sien et celui de ses plus proches collaborateurs : une période vraiment pas fun qui scella la fin d’une relation de vingt ans avec les magasins.

En partant, il rachete GONG avant de quitter Marseille pour la Corse. S’isoler, l’ile, pour tout recommencer. Le démantèlement du Groupe H2O aura mis au jour les pires requins : vol de nos moules, pillage de l’image, usurpation d’identités pour récupérer des productions… Le pire ne sera pas épargné à GONG. Il faut dire que la marque avait su polariser en créant des envieux et des haineux. Ce faux pas fera les choux gras des forums et discussions de plages, colportant les pires mensonges pendant des années.

Mais depuis la Corse, l’Ours Orsu remonte pierre par pierre son édifice. D’abord en ouvrant son atelier dans la colline Bastiaise, face à Elbe dans le bleu. Seul, mais accompagné de ses amis autour de Jean Valère Bordenave, il remet en route une petite production de prototypes de SUP très pointus. Ce sont les premiers ShortSUP sous les 6′, puis sous les 5′. Les idées foisonnent dans cet isolement salvateur pour la reconstruction de GONG. L’image ayant souffert, ça sera le moment idéal pour montrer les véritables bases de GONG : la passion du shape et du surf.

Une petite production en série fait son retour en 2010. C’est en 2011 que les ventes accélère énormément : on déménage le stock de la série à La Baule avec l’embauche de David. Puis ça sera le tour de Fred et des autres. Il aura fallut quatre ans pour absorber la chute de 2008.

2016 c’est le retour définitif à La Baule pour l’Ours. Finie la Corse et sa liberté quasi totale, mais GONG est devenu tellement gros qu’il faut que le boss soit sur place à temps plein. L’accélération continue pour arriver à la situation actuelle : une belle boite qui contente des milliers de clients dans le monde.

Toujours concentré sur les shapes et les produits, Patrice retrouve un business excitant à la dimension d’H2O, et dont le potentiel est encore dix fois supérieur. Créer des produits, des emplois, une équipe, des envies, des passions, des moments de joie intense, de la vie dans l’océan, un partage à grande échelle, voila ce qu’est le quotidien de l’Ours en 2019.

Diane Gateclou-Marest

Last Name: GATECLOU MAREST
First Name: Diane
Height (m): 1,73
Weight (kg): Or not
Profession: Office manager
Preferred discipline: Surf
Best Tricks: N/A
Other practices: SUP, Kite, SurfFoil, Wakesurf, Wingsurf
Competitions: N/A
Nb of days on the water per year:  100
Home Spot: Pornichet, La Baule, Saint Brevin
Travel Spots: Sri Lanka, Costa Rica, Bali, Lombok…
Favourite meal: Sushis!
Favourite music: Electro, rock, indie pop…

David Vincent Alias Crafter

Last Name: VINCENT
First Name: David
Height (m): 1,84m
Weight (kg): 104 kg
Profession: Logistic & Stock Manager de GONG-GALAXY
Preferred discipline: LongSUP
Best Tricks: noseride
Other practices: windsurf – VTT
Competitions: nope
Nb of days on the water per year: 50
Home Spot: Ste Barbe (56 Morbihan)
Travel Spots: Guadeloupe
Favourite meal: grilled lobster
Favourite music: Massive attack, Pink Floyd

Frédéric Lemoine Alias Fred's Up

Last Name: LEMOINE
First Name: Frédéric
Height (m): 1,80 m
Weight (kg): 75 Kg (at last count in 2009)
Profession: In apprenticeship at GONG Surfboards
Preferred discipline: After session drinks
Best Tricks: I’m working on it…
Other practices: Don’t have time
Competitions: Departmental champion of one-handed belote
Nb of days on the water per year:If you can’t count, you’re on the right track…
Home Spot : Le fucking blue boy
Travel Spots : Indo soon
Favourite meal: Spicy
Favourite music:  Hellfest
FB: Fred Gong

Yohann Sallé Alias Yoyo

Last Name: SALLÉ
First Name: Yohann
Height (m): 1,78 m
Weight (kg): 88 kg
Profession: Designer
Preferred discipline: SUP for the moment
Best Tricks: Human Bomb
Other practices:Practice of Extreme Sports (I sometimes contradict my wife) / Thai Boxing
Competitions: N/A
Nb of days on the water per year: N/A
Home Spot: N/A
Travel Spots: N/A
Favourite meal: Osso Bucco Linguini
Favourite music: Anything but rap

Julien Bernier

Last Name: BERNIER
First Name: Julien
Height (m): 1,80m
Weight (kg): 75 kg
Profession: Brand Manager
Favourite discipline: SUP
Best Tricks: straight ahead
Other practices: bondage
Competitions: Tokyo bondage 2018
Nb of days on the water per year: N/A
Home Spot: La Baule
Travel Spots: Le Pouliguen
Favourite meal: mussels / french fries
Favourite music: Florence Foster Jenkins

Jaime Rodriguez

Last Name: Rodriguez
First Name: Jaime
Height (m): 1,73m
Weight (kg): 77kg
Profession: Making funny Balloons for kids at Bday parties (Clown)
Preferred discipline: Kamasutra
Best Tricks: The big ones
Other practices: Snowboard/Cycling/Reading and making the best Tacos you’ve ever eaten.
Competitions: Not a fan
Nb of days on the water per year: I don’t count
Home Spot: Earf
Travel Spots: Spain, always my favorite.
Favourite meal: Tacos/Cazón de Adobo/Ice Cold Cañas
Favourite music: Bring me your finest wines and Heaviest of Metals

Thibaut JACOLOT

Last Name: Jacolot
First Name: Thibaut
Height (m): 1m79
Weight (kg): 75kg
Profession: Tech advisor
Preferred discipline: Kitesurf / Kitefoil
Best Tricks: –
Other practices: Wingfoil / Surf / Running 
Competitions: –
Nb of days on the water per year: 150
Home Spot: Piriac/mer
Travel Spots: Capetown / Tarifa / Brasil / Brittany
Favourite Meal: Base Chorizo
Favourite music: Funk

Béryl Besseau

Last Name: BESSEAU
First Name: Béryl
Height (m): 1,72m
Weight (kg): 68kg
Profession: Glassor
Preferred discipline: skimboard / foil
Best tricks: Kerrupt
Other practices: Kite & surf
Competitions: Skimboard & foil
Nb of days on the water per year: minimum300
Home spot: La courance
Travel spots: Shorebreaks
Favourite meal: everything
Favourite music: N/A

Nicolas Hily

Last Name: HILY
First Name : NICOLAS
Height (m): 1,65
Weight (kg): 60kg
Profession: web vendeur
Preferred discipline: surf
Best Tricks: re entry frontside
Other practices: surf foil
Competitions: A long time ago
Nb of days on the water per year: 150
Home Spot: Le petit Minou
Travel Spots: Le petit Minou
Favourite meal: Kig Ha Farz
Favourite music:: Every Noz Fest

Elise Rottreau

Last Name: Rottreau
First Name: Elise
Height (m): 157cm
Weight (kg): 50kg
Profession: Tech Advisor
Preferred discipline: Dancing on the water
Best Tricks: The next one
Other practices: Kitesurf, Surf, Sup, started kitefoil and soon the wing!
Competitions: Never
Nb of days on the water per year: A hundred
Home Spot: Dunes, Bretignolles-sur-Mer (85)
Travel Spots: Costa Rica, Vietnam (and especially Mui Ne), Fuerteventura (Flagbeach, El Cotillo, Sotavento, La Pared)
Favourite meal: The ones I don’t cook
Favourite music: The sound of the waves and my chickens singing

Ysoline Bureau Alias Youyou

Last Name: BUREAU
First Name: Ysoline
Height: 1,66m
Weight: 54 kg
Profession: Logistic manager
Preferred discipline: Surf and Wakeboard
Best Tricks: 180° Air
Other practices: SUP and kite
Competitions: N/A
Nb of days on the water per year: when I can and my body allows me to.
Home Spot: Pornichet
Travel Spots: Sri Lanka and Philippine
Favourite meal: Canneloni ricotta spinach
Favourite music: Notorious BIG, Queen, Jean Luc Lahaye , Celine Dion and Johnny

Marine Delahaye

Last Name: DELAHAYE
First Name: Marine
Height (m): 1,65m
Weight (kg): 50 kg
Profession: Webmaster Assistant
Preferred discipline: Kitesurf
Best Tricks: Raley
Other practices:  Kitefoil – Surf
Competitions: N/A
Nb of days on the water per year:Most often – as soon as weather conditions are favourable.
Home Spot: La Baule
Travel Spots: Mauritius – Australia – Brazil
Favourite meal: Pasta & Pizza
Favourite music: Reggae – Pop – R&B/Soul

Louis LAVASIER

Last Name: LAVASIER
First Name: Louis-Arnaud
Height (m): 1m78
Weight (kg): 73Kg
Profession: Film maker / Cameraman
Preferred discipline: surf & Kitesurf
Best Tricks: Double Backroll nose grab to switch
Other practices: Windsurf – Kitesurf – Wakeboard – Wingfoil – Surfoil
Competitions: Windsurf
Nb of days on the water per year: Minimum once in a week.
Home Spot: Guérande Peninsula
Travel Spots: France – Spain – Portugal- Mexico – Chili – Argentina – Peru – Gwada
Favourite meal: Mexicano & Tahitian Ceviche
Favourite music: Loud Music

Matthieu Gouzes

Last Name: GOUZES
First Name: Matthieu
Height (m): 1,70 m
Weight (kg): 63 kg
Profession: Photographer
Preferred discipline: surf
Best Tricks: 
Other practices: water skiing, skate, trial
Competitions: 
Nb of days on the water per year: –
Home Spot: The 93
Travel Spots: Lanzarote, cote d’ivoire, Spain, Morocco
Favourite meal:
Favourite music

Romain Carré

Last Name: CARRÉ
First Name: Romain
Height (m): 1,86
Weight (kg): 69kg
Profession: Stockman
Preferred discipline: Longboard
Best Tricks: nose ride
Other practices: SUP cruising
Competitions: nope
Nb of days on the water per year: as much as possible
Home Spot: Guérande Peninsula
Travel Spots: Britanny / Basque Country
Favourite meal: assorted cold meats / Cheese
Favourite music: Rock/ Blues/ Jazz

Simon Pineau

Last Name: PINEAU
First Name: Simon
Height (m): 1,73m
Weight (kg): 68 kg
Profession: Stockman
Preferred discipline: LongSUP
Best Tricks: noseride
Other practices: cross-training
Competitions: N/A
Nb of days on the water per year: 200
Home Spot: La Govelle – Batz sur Mer
Travel Spots: Hawaii – Bali
Favourite meal: Hamburger and French fries
Favourite music: N/A

Anthony Despeisse

Last Name: Despeisse
First Name: Anthony
Height (m): 1m70
Weight (kg): 70kg
Profession: Tech advisor
Preferred discipline: I love everything
Best Tricks: tube, table top
Other practices: windsurf
Competitions: windsurf Bic 293 coach
Nb of days on the water per year: incalculable
Home Spot: Penvins
Travel Spots: Tahiti
Favourite meal:raw fish with coconut milk
Favourite musicdepends on the time of day

Titouan GOUJON

Last Name: GOUJON
First Name: Titouan
Height (m): 1,73m
Weight (kg): 60kg
Profession: 3D designer
Preferred discipline: Wing
Best Tricks:
Other practices: Windsurf
Competitions: none
Nb of days on the water per year: 100
Home Spot: Le Yelen / la baule beach
Travel Spots: île de Ré
Favourite meal: BBQ
Favourite music: Boris Brejcha

Erwan Bidault

Last Name: BIDAULT
First Name: Erwan
Height (m): 1,72m
Weight (kg): N/A
Profession: Logistic Assistant
Preferred discipline: Surf
Best Tricks: N/A
Other practices: Surfoil – SUP
Competitions: none
Nb of days on the water per year: ≈ 150
Home Spot: not mentioned due to reprisals
Travel Spots: Morocco – Portugal
Favourite meal: N/A
Favourite music: Rock – Funk – Blues

Marie Vaillant

Last Name: VAILLANT
First Name: Marie
Height (m): 1m74
Weight (kg): 54kg
Profession: Logistic Assistant
Preferred discipline: In progress …
Best Tricks: N/A
Other practices: Ski / drinks
Competitions: N/A
Nb of days on the water per year:  it depends 🙂
Home Spot: La Courance
Travel Spots: Australia, Bali, New Caledonia…
Favourite meal: Lasagna
Favourite music: Reggae, classical music, Marie Laforêt …

Olivier BERTINETTI
Last Name: BERTINETTI
First Name: Olivier
Height (m): 1,70m
Weight (kg): 71 Kg
Profession: After Sales Service Supervisor
Preferred discipline: Surf / supsurf / pedal boat
Best Tricks: broken nose underwater
Other practices: idiocy tester
Competitions: when I was young …
Nb of days on the water per year: +100
Home Spot: Pornichet – St brevin Ocean – Les rochelets – My shower
Travel Spots: Gwada power!
Favourite meal: Asian / Italian
Favourite music: West Coast rap / rock / Chantal Goya
Valentin Oury
Last Name: OURY
First Name: Valentin
Height (m): 1,85m
Weight (kg): 70kg
Profession: Assistant Web
Preferred discipline: Skimboard
Best Tricks: Barrel + Shove it
Other practices: Surf
Competitions: Coming soon
Nb of days on the water per year:As often as possible when there are conditions
Home Spot: Bonne Source / La Courance / Plage Valentin
Travel Spots: N/A
Favorite meal: Pizza / Fish & Chips
Favourite music: Musics that grooves / Jimi Hendrix and the Red Hot Chili Peppers
Martin LAURE

Last Name: LAURE
First Name: Martin
Height (m): 1,80
Weight (kg): 78kg
Profession: Alternating logistics
Preferred discipline: Surf
Best Tricks: Wipeout
Other practices: Foil, Skate, Longboard
Competitions: N/A
Nb of days on the water per year: As much as possible
Home Spot: Les Rochelets
Travel Spots: Portugal, Landes, Bretagne
Favorite meal: I’m not picky
Favorite music: I listen to everything

Brandon DALMARD

Last Name: DALMARD
First Name: Brandon
Height (m): 1,71
Weight (kg): 78 kg
Profession: Stockman
Preferred discipline: Surf
Best Tricks: Hang Ten
Other practices: –
Competitions: not in surf
Nb of days on the water per year: not enough
Home Spot: Locquirec
Travel Spots: Rock piles (Hawaii)
Favourite meal: Everything that goes on the BBQ
Favourite music: I like almost everything

Valérie Peltier
Last Name: PELTIER
First Name: Valérie
Height (m): 1m68
Weight (kg): I don’t know, I don’t have a scale!
Profession: Administrative Assistant
Preferred discipline: Sailing
Best Tricks: –
Other practices: Snowboard / wake / breakdance (beginner)
Competitions: in sailing since I’m 8 years old
Nb of days on the water per year:  don’t know, but not enough
Home Spot: Pornic
Travel Spots: France, Spain, Morocco, Tobago Cays
Favourite meal: Those cooked with products from the garden

Favourite music:Depends on the day
Alexandre Macé

Last Name: MACÉ
First Name: Alexandre
Height (m): 1m83
Weight (kg): 85kg
Profession: Head of Logistics
Preferred discipline: Longboard LOG
Best Tricks: Drop-knee cut back, Noseride
Other practices: Sailing, SUP, Ski
Competitions: Nope
Nb of days on the water per year: 100+
Home Spot: Le Phare
Travel Spots: Playa Colorado, Noosa, Crescent Head
Favourite meal: Khao Soi
Favourite musicThylacine, Ben Howard, Jake Xerxes Fussel

Marine

Last Name: Daniel
First Name: Marine
Height (m): 1,73m
Weight (kg): N/A
Profession: Customer Support
Preferred discipline: Kite
Best Tricks: Wipeout
other practices: surf and soon wing
Competitions : nope
Nb of days on the water per year: le plus possible
Home Spot: La Baule
Travel Spots: Each time a different
Favorite meal: Thaï food & crêpes
Favorite music:  everything but especially anything

Benoît Marquette
Last Name: Marquette
First Name: Benoît
Height (m): 1,92
Weight (kg): 72
Profession: Graphic Designer
Preferred discipline: Surf
Best Tricks: N/A
Other practices: Bodyboard / SUP
Competitions: N/A
Nb of days on the water per year: Not enough!
Home Spot: Fréhel
Travel Spots: Sainte-Barbe
Favourite meal: Galettes
Favourite music: Rock, Indie, Hip Hop, Electro…
Valentin Lechat
Last Name: LECHAT
First Name: Valentin
Height (m): 1m78
Weight (kg): 70kg
Profession: technical advisor
Favourite Discipline: Surf, Surfoil and Wing
Best Tricks: Jump in Surfoil
Other practices: /
Competitions: /
Nb of days on the water per year: As many as possible
Home Spot: Pornichet
Travel Spots: Asturies
Favourite meals: Home made burger
Favourite Music: Fortunate Son – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Mathieu Le Guen

Last Name: Le Guen
First Name: Mathieu
Height (m): 1.72
Weight (kg): 56 kg
Profession: Stockman
Favourite Discipline: Skimboard
Best Tricks: Carve
Other practices: Surf – Foil – Longboard – Skimboard – Body – Tennis
Competitions: Winner of the French skimboard cup 2018 – Vice champions of France 2017
Nb of days on the water per year: 150
Home Spot: The Torch
Travel Spots: Barge – Nazare – all the French coast
Favourite meal: Le Dalle
Favourite music: Jul – JCVD

Marin Catoire
Last Name: Catoire
First Name: Marin
Height (m): 1,87
Weight (kg): 79 (summer)
Profession: Assistant produit
Preferred discipline: Surf
Best Tricks: Party waves
Other practices: Windsurf, Wingfoil in progress
Competitions: Never
Nb of days on the water per year: Objective more than 365
Home Spot: Lerat
Travel Spots: Tasmania
Favourite meal: Galettes on the Bilig
Favourite music: Stuck in the middle with you
Jeanne LEGOEUIL
Last Name: LEGOEUIL
First Name: Jeanne
Height (m): 1m68
Weight (kg): 62kg
Profession: Logistic Support
Preferred discipline: SUP Race
Best Tricks: Surfing on downwind
Other practices: Va’a, Bodyboard, Prone Paddle
Competitions: none
Nb of days on the water per year: 80 to 90
Home Spot: Pornichet
Travel Spots: Lacanau
Favourite meal: Tomatoes Mozza
Favourite music: Dub Inc / Pierpoljak / Groundation …
Louis Dalin
Last Name: Dalin
First Name: Louis
Height (m): 174cm
Weight (kg): 63kg
Profession: Student/Intern
Preferred discipline: Surf
Best Tricks: Wipeout
Other practices: Skate/SUP/Natation/Tennis
Competitions: 0
Nb of days on the water per year: Not enough…
Home Spot: Pornichet
Travel Spots: Ericeira/ Uluwatu / Krui / Byron / Santanna
Favourite meal: Pizza
Favourite music: 60’s / 70’s
François-Xavier

Name: Dubourg
First name: Fx
Height: 1m94
Weight: 90kg
Profession: Technical Adviser
Favourite Discipline: WingFoil
Best Trick: n/a
Other practices: Surfing, SUP, OneWheel, Skateboarding
Competitions: n/a
No. of days on the water per year: Never enough
Home Spot: a little bit everywhere on the Brittany Coast
Travel Spots: n/a
Favourite meals: Duck confit and sarladaise potatoes/ Double Steakhouse
Favourite music: Movie soundtrack according to mood

Gaëtan

Last Name: Guézo
First Name: Gaëtan
Height (m): 1m76
Weight (kg): 76kg
Profession: Administrative Assistant
Favourite Discipline: Diving / Wakesurfing
Best Tricks: 360°
Other practices: Skimboard, Wakeboard
Competitions: Nope
No. of days on the water per year: Not enough
Home Spot: Komodo, Pulau Weh, Turks & Caicos Islands, Magog, Massawipi
Travel Spots: Quebec, Mexico, Indonesia, Turks Caicos Islands, Sri Lanka
Favourite meals: Tacos al Pastor, Nasi Goreng, Raclette, Anything with Butter (and good wine)
Favourite music: Tycho, M83, Com Truise, Guy J

Théo LABONNE

Last Name: Labonne
First Name: Théo
Height (m): 1,82
Weight (kg): 87
Profession: Product Assistant
Preferred discipline: Surf / Wing / SUP
Best Tricks: Double backflip in pancake flip
Other practices: Snowboard / Basketball / Climbing
Competitions: Basketball
Nb of days on the water per year: Not enough !
Home Spot: Baie de la Baule / Plage de Sainte-Croix
Travel Spots: Martinique / Portugal / Thaïlande / Fuerteventura
Favourite Meal: Too hard to answer
Favourite music: Very eclectic (Funk, Rap, Rock, Jazz…)

Joanna LEGEAY
Last Name: LEGEAY
First Name: Joanna
Height (m): 1m65
Weight (kg): 60
Profession:  Logistic Assistant
Preferred discipline: Wake-board
Best Tricks: trying not to fall
Other practices: Snowboard
Competitions: nope
Nb of days on the water per year: 30
Home Spot: Pornichet
Travel Spots: Australia, Martinique, Bali
Favourite meal: Burgers!
Favourite music: The Talking Heads
Boris LE ROUX
Last Name: LE ROUX
First Name: Boris
Height (m): 187 cm
Weight (kg): 75 kg
Profession:  Head of Stock, inventory and inflow
Preferred discipline: SUP, body and soon WingFoil
Best Tricks : N/A
Other practices: N/A
Competitions: none
Nb of days on the water per year: 30 days
Home Spot: Pornichet
Travel Spots: Biarritz
Favorite meal: Those caloric goods !!
Favorite music: The moment sets the preference 🙂
Paul BUFFET

Last Name: BUFFET
First Name: Paul
Height (m): 1,76 m
Weight (kg): 69 kg
Profession: Product Assistant / Designer Packaging
Preferred discipline: Surf
Best Tricks: A chocolate cake
Other practices: Skateboard, Snowboard, Chill
Competitions: N/A
Nb of days on the water per year: 70
Home Spot: N/A
Travel Spots: N/A
Favorite meal: Gnocci , Tacos al pastor
Favourite music: Japanese fusion, British bass music, French electro, Jamaîca ska, US HipHop …

Yannick BONNOT

Last Name: BONNOT
First Name: Yannick
Height (m): 1m72
Weight (kg): Plume 56kg
Profession: Assistant Produit
Preferred discipline: Surf
Best tricks: Cruising on the wave
Other practices: Whitewater kayaking, Freestyle rollerskating, Freeride skiing… beaucoup de choses en ”iing’’ tant que ça glisse
Competitions: No
Nb of days on the water per year: ~150
Home spot: Partout et nulle part
Travel spots : Asturias (Spain), Hoddevik (Norway)
Favorite meal: Cuisine asiatique
Favorite Music: Funk

Etienne TEIL
Last Name: TEIL
First Name: Etienne
Height (m): 1,80m
Weight (kg): 80kg
Profession: Stockman
Discipline préférée: Bodyboard
Best Tricks: Air Roll Spin (ARS)
Other practices: Surf / Skimboard
Competitions: Participation Coupe de France minime
Nb of days on the water per year: 150
Home Spot: La Courance
Travel Spots: La Gravière
Plats préférés: La raclette
Musiques préférées: Black Smurf – 444 / Snoop Dogg – Still D.R.E
Gaëtan LE CAHÉREC

Last Name: LE CAHÉREC
First Name: Gaëtan
Height (m): 1m81
Weight (kg): 77kg
Profession: Stockman
Preferred discipline: Bodyboard
Best Tricks: Dropknee in general
Other practices: Skimboard / Longboard / Wakeboard / Snowboard
Competitions: no
Nb of days on the water per year: as much as possible !
Home Spot: Tharon, la pointe St Gildas, Margaret, plage Valentin
Travel Spots: Maroc, USA, Martinique, Philippines, Senegal
Favorite meal: Tajines
Favorite music: Not eclectic

Maxime CHAIGNEAU

Last Name: CHAIGNEAU
First Name: Maxime
Height (m): 1m80
Weight (kg): 80kg
Profession: Stockman
Preferred Discipline: Kitesurf
Best Tricks: Backroll kiteloop
Other practices: Longboard, SUP, Kitefoil
Competitions: N/A
Nb of days on the water per year: 250 to 300
Home Spot: Bay of Pouliguen
Travel Spots: Pointe Faula, Martinique
Favorite meal: Barbecue
Favorite music : Rock of the 70’s !

Tom RAMIREZ

Last Name: RAMIREZ
First Name: Tom
Height (m): 1,84m
Weight (kg): 78 kg
Profession: Stockman
Preferred discipline: Surf
Best Tricks: N/A
Other pratices : Trail, ski, Alpinism
Competitions: Regional (surfing club st Gilles), King of the groms
Nb of days on the water per year: As long as time permits !
Home Spot: Venolée, Loire-Atlantique
Travel Spots: Gironde, Landes, Pyrénées Atlantiques, Morbihan
Favorite meal: Sausage and reblochon cheese !
Favorite music: The Black Keys: Little black submarines, Fakear: Uprising, Axel Thesleff: Bad Karma

Fabien DROUIN

Last Name: Drouin
First Name: Fabien
Height (m): 1,77
Weight (kg): 65kg
Profession: Product Manager
Preferred discipline: Wing, kite, Supsurf
Best Tricks: Beach reentry
Other practices: Surf, Windsurf, Supfoil, Kitefoil
Competitions: at a time…
Nb of days on the water per year: in progress
Home Spot: La Baule
Travel Spots: Pornichet
Favorite Meal: grilled fish
Favorite Music : too hard

Damien Coulomb

Last Name: COULOMB
First Name: Damien
Height (m): 1,80
Weight (kg): 82 kg
Profession: Technical advisor
Preferred discipline: Kitefoil
Best Tricks: Triple backroll very high
Other practices: Surf, Surf foil, Wing foil
Competitions: BBQ in sunday
Nb of days on the water per year: a lot
Home Spot: Carro, Méditérranée
Travel Spots: Fuerteventura, Cape Town, Hawaï
Favourite meal: Fajitas, pizzas
Favourite music: Rock, electro, latino

Marion Dusart

Last Name: DUSART
First Name: Marion
Height (m): 1m70
Weight (kg): 63
Profession: Technical Advisor
Preferred discipline: Surfkite
Best Tricks: Big roller, kiss the lip
Other practices: Windsurf, Wing foil, Kite foil, Surf
Competitions: Former pro windsurfer – Free ride now
Nb of days on the water per year: a lot !
Home Spot: Tarifa & Almanarre
Travel Spots: Fuerteventura
Favourite meal: Tapas siempre !
Favourite music: Anderson Paak

Gabriel Le Corre

Last Name: LE CORRE
First Name: Gabriel
Height (m): 1m75
Weight (kg): Variable according to the seasons
Profession: Technical Advisor
Preferred discipline: Kitefoil
Best Tricks: 360
Other practices: WingFoil, Wakeboard, a little Surf and a lot of Snow
Competitions: Mojito Challenge Premium Tour World Class
Nb of days on the water per year: A lot and a half
Home Spot: Tarifa
Travel Spots: I miss Mexico
Favourite meal: Guinness
Favourite music: of Ar Re Yaouank to Anderson PaaK

Cyril Lejeune

Last Name: Lejeune
First Name: Cyril
Height (m): 1m85
Weight (kg): 80kg
Profession: Technical Advisor
Preferred discipline: Kitesurf
Best Tricks: Big air in 40 knots
Other practices: Kite foil, Wing foil, SUP, Tennis, Fishing in NO KILL because all the time empty-handed
Competitions: i let Malo and Beryl win all competitions
Nb of days on the water per year: 200
Home Spot: Sissable
Travel Spots: Tarifa, Boracay, Safaga, Kalpitya, Obidos, Carthagena.
Favourite meal: Tom Kha Kai
Favourite music: “Les sardines” by Patrick Sébastien.

Stephen Le Mitouard

Last Name: Le Mitouard
First Name: Stephen
Height (m): 1m69
Weight (kg): 65
Profession: Technical Advisor
Preferred discipline: Surf
Best Tricks: Aerial
Other practices: Surf foil
Competitions: a long time ago
Nb of days on the water per year: no idea
Home Spot: La Torche
Travel Spots: South West, Spain
Favourite meal: IPA
Favourite music: ALT J

Aymeric Barbieux

Last Name: BARBIEUX
First Name: Aymeric
Height (m): 1,76
Weight (kg): 68 kg
Profession: Technical Advisor
Preferred discipline: SURF
Best Tricks: Barrels of course
Other practices: Surf, Surf foil, Kite, SUP, diving, fishing, everything related to water!
Competitions: Free surf
Nb of days on the water per year: I can’t count them
Home Spot: Brest
Travel Spots: Mexico, Australia, Bali, Philippines, Nicaragua ….
Favourite meal: Surf
Favourite music: Surf

Mollie Rocquentin

Last Name: Rocquentin
First Name: Mollie
Height (m): 1m55
Weight (kg): 53
Profession: Customer Support Assistant
Preferred discipline: Surf
Best Tricks: /
Other practices: Diving, basketball, skiing, running
Competitions: Basketball
Nb of days on the water per year: As much as possible
Home Spot: South West
Travel Spots: New Zealand, Costa Rica, Thailand, Samoa, Greece, Spain
Favourite meal: Oulala, there are too many of them!
Favourite music: Electronic/Housse

Lucile Kingham

Last Name: Kingham
First Name: Lucile
Height (m): 1m65
Weight (kg): 60
Profession: Customer Support Assistant
Preferred discipline: Kitesurf
Best Tricks: Double back roll, Raley
Other practices: Surf, Snowboard, Skiing, Bouldering
Competitions: Gymnastics
Nb of days on the water per year: as much as possible
Home Spot: Scheveningen, Zandmotor (Pays-Bas)
Travel Spots: Mauritius, Cape Verde, Chile and many more
Favourite meal: Lasagnes, Thaï food
Favourite music: Reggae, Rock, Latin music

Raphaël CHICHE

Last Name: CHICHE
First Name: Raphaël
Height (m): 1m72
Weight (kg): 72
Profession: Stockman
Preferred discipline: SUP Race
Best Tricks: There is such a thing as SUP tricks ?
Other practices: Skate, SUP Surf
Competitions: yes
Nb of days on the water per year: 80
Home Spot: La Garonne and le Pointeau
Travel Spots: /
Favourite meal: The Naans and cheese
Favourite music: IAM – La fin de leur monde

Lise Kiene

Last Name: KIENE
First Name: Lise
Height (m): 1m70
Weight (kg): Hum…
Profession: Outbound Flow Manager
Preferred discipline: Sailing and Surfing
Best Tricks: Gybing under spinnaker
Other practices: Pony, Windsurf, Kite
Competitions: No
Nb of days on the water per year: The most possible
Home Spot: Pornichet, St Gilles, Quiberon
Travel Spots: Cape Verde, Canary Islands, Iceland
Favourite meal: Cheese
Favourite music: Ratata “the sound of the halyards snapping”

Baptiste RAFFIN - CABOISSE

Last name: RAFFIN – CABOISSE
First Name: Baptiste
Height (m): Well enough
Weight (kg): Just right
Profession: clown, stockman, carpenter, nurse, dad…
Preferred discipline: Surf
Best Tricks: nothing extraordinary
Other practices: Rowing
Competitions:French Championship several times… French Cup
Nb of days on the water per year: /
Home Spot: Les rochelets
Travel Spots: /
Favourite meal: Pad Thaï
Favourite music: OTZEKI, CHEMICAL BROTHERS

Alicia LABAT

Last Name: LABAT
First Name: Alicia
Height (m): 1.57m (1.60m with my shoes)
Weight (kg): more or less 47 kg
Profession: Order picker
Preferred discipline: Surf
Best Tricks: Take off
Other practices: Kite, SUP, Sailling, BMX Freestyle, Wing
Competitions:  Yes, FISE, France Championship… in  BMX
Nb of days on the water per year: As much as possible regardless of the support.
Home Spot: Pornichet
Travel Spots: Spain
Favourite meal: Sushi !!
Favourite music: Placebo – Running up that hill, Gresby Nash – To drift away

Louis-Marie LONCAN-RIGOIR

Last Name: LONCAN-RIGOIR
First Name: Louis-Marie
Height (m): 1m65
Weight (kg): 56
Profession: Order picker / Stockman
Preferred discipline: Surfkite strapless
Best Tricks: Snap the lip / send the spray
Other practices: Kitefoil / SUP / Surf / Slackline
Competitions: /
Nb of days on the water per year: As far as the wind allows
Home Spot: Noirmoutier
Travel Spots: Jericoacoara / Cabarete / Bali
Favourite meal: Those of mom / Taboulet / Chicken Gaston Gerard / Asparagus mousse
Favourite music: Melodic Techno / Electronic music / Rock

Benjamin Barella

Last Name: Barella
First Name: Benjamin
Height (m): 1m76
Weight (kg): 73
Profession: Web Project Manager
Preferred discipline: Surf
Best Tricks: The tax
Other practices: SUP, Skate
Competitions: Nope
Nb of days on the water per year: too early to count
Home Spot: Palawaï
Travel Spots: Raglan, Papenoo
Favourite meal: Cheese
Favourite music: All !

Ombeline Marodon

Last Name: Marodon
First Name: Ombeline
Height (m): 1m70
Weight (kg): Suitable for SUP Perv’.
Profession: Webmaster Assistant
Preferred discipline: Kitesurf
Best Tricks: Darkslide One Foot
Other practices: Kite Surf, Kite Foil, Surf, Wing Foil, SUP
Competitions: –
Nb of days on the water per year: As much as possible
Home Spot: Pornichet, La Baule, St-Brevin
Travel Spots: Faula
Favourite meal: Pesto Pasta + Marie Morin Chocolate Mousse
Favourite music: Pop rock folk, reggae et electro

Cyrielle Le Mouëllic

Last Name: Le Mouëllic
First Name: Cyrielle
Height (m): 1m64
Weight (kg): 54 kg
Profession: Alternating Webmaster Assistant
Preferred discipline: Kitesurf
Best Tricks: Double boogie loop board off front split
Other practices: Surf, SUP, Wing, Wake, Snorkeling, Buoy !
Competitions: lol
Nb of days on the water per year: As much as possible
Home Spot: Guidel beach, Saint Brévin
Travel Spots: Australia, Asia
Favourite meal: Vegetable curry with coconut milk
Favourite music: Hip hop, Reggae, Afrobeat, Latin music, Chill House music …

Nicolas Vincent

Last Name: Vincent
First Name: Nicolas
Height (m): 1m77
Weight (kg): 63
Profession: Community Manager
Preferred discipline: Surf
Best Tricks: 🌊 —> 🔄 —> 🐢
Other practices: SUP, Wakeboard, Bodyboard
Competitions: N/A
Nb of days on the water per year: ???
Home Spot: Presqu’île Guérandaise
Travel Spots: Indonesia
Favourite meal: Salmon Tartar
Favourite music: Rap US + FR / Lo-Fi 

David Deweer

Last Name: Deweer
First Name: David
Height (m): 1m91
Weight (kg): 83
Profession: Editor / Copywriter
Preferred discipline: Surf
Best Tricks: Mind surfing
Other practices: Windsurf, Kitesurf, Foil, Wing, Surf Foil
Competitions: Some just for fun in wind/kite
Nb of days on the water per year: I lost the account in early January
Home Spot: The flat country
Travel Spots: France, Spain, Portugal
Favourite meal: Slow food
Favourite music: Radio FIP

Malo Guénolé

Last Name: GUENOLE
First Name: Malo
Preferred discipline  surf.
Best Tricks: the one of tomorrow.
First rides in: 2006.
Other practices: SUP.
Nb of days on the water per year: 200.
Home Spot: La Baule.
Travel Spots: Costa rica.
Favourite meal: Monster munch.
Favourite music: Carlos.
GONG Gear : Protos Lethal/Chemical Surf.

Moritz Mauch

Last Name: MAUCH
First Name: Moritz
Height (m): 1,80m.
Weight (kg): 65 kg.
Profession: pro windsurfer.
Preferred discipline: Windsurf, SUP.
Other practices: surf
Competitions: windsurf, SUP race.
SUP Awards: 7 times German champion: 5 times in Surfing, twice in Race.
Nb of days on the water per year: minimum 300 days with several sessions per day.
Home Spot: Gran Canaria.
Travel Spots: all events of the windsurfing world cup.

Justin Becret

Last Name: BECRET
First Name: Justin
Height (m):
Weight (kg):
Profession: pro surfer.
Preferred discipline: surf.
Other practices: surf in big waves
Competitions: Junior pro tour and French championship.
Surf Award:French champion -16 years old 2017, winner of one step of the Pro GromSearch Rip Curl,
10th in the junior pro tour under 18 years old.
Nb of days on the water per year: minimum 300 days with several sessions per day.
Home Spot: Les casernes, Seignosse.
Travel Spots: Hawaï.

Romain Barreau

Last Name: BARREAU
First Name: Romain
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 70 kg
Country: France / 22
Job: Etudiant
Favourite activity: Surf
Best move: Air
Waterman since: 2014
Other activities: surf only
Competitions: a lot
Nb of days on the water per year: a lot
Home spot: Perros Guirec
Travel spots: Sunset beach, Popoyo
Favourite meal: Fajitas
Favourite music: The brightoide

Xavier Leroy

Last Name: LEROY
First Name: Xavier
Height (m): 1,80m
Weight (kg): 80kg
Profession: Surf coach
Preferred discipline: surf.
Other practices: longboard, SUP, Surfoil
Competitions:
Surf Awards: 
Nb of days on the water per year:
Home Spot: Anglet
Travel Spots: 

Mikael Pointeau

Last Name: PONTAUD
First Name: Mikael
Height (m): 1,79m.
Weight (kg): 85 kg.
Profession: Chef, rider.
Preferred discipline: SUP, surf.
Best Tricks: bottom, tube, airs.
Other practices: surf, windsurf, kite, pirogue, FMX, pit bike, VTT.
Competitions: NADA !
Nb of days on the water per year: 365 per year that’s for sure.
Home Spot: Punta Preta sur Sal, Cap Verde.
Travel Spots: Canaries Island, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicargua.
Favourite meal: raw or cooked tuna, and also with bacon.
Favourite music: anything good.

Camille Lavocat

Last Name: Lavocat
First Name: Camille
Height: 1m60
Weight: 51 kg
Occupation: 2nd year Psychology student
Preferred Discipline: Surfing
Best tricks: A bit of everything, air 180, re-entry, radical rollers, ( I’m goofy and I prefer surfing frontside)
Other practices: Foil/skate/windsurf
Competitions/titles: Vice-champion of France 2012, several times champion of guadeloupe/st-barth/st-martin (about ten times) between 2012 and 2016. Several times 3rd/4th at the French championships.
Nb of days on the water per year: Every day when I can, but otherwise at least 5 times a week.
(I did 2 years of studies in Paris where I couldn’t surf every day).
Home spot: Le galion reef (my parents’ surf club, I’ve been surfing there since I was 3 years old) in saint-martin french west indies.
Travels spots: Guadeloupe/St-barth/Puerto Rico/Barbade/ Virgin islands/France(hossegor/biarritz/bretagne)/Spain/Peru/Nicaragua/Costa rica/ South Africa/ Mentawaii/Hawai (maui/oahu)/Morocco.
Favourite meal: Burrata/ fajitas/ local st martin ( ribz, creole rice)
Favourite music: Not especially but I only listen to US and French rap !

Jean-Paul Averty

Last Name: AVERTY
First Name: Jean-Paul
Height (m): 1,81m.
Weight (kg): 92 kg.
Profession: Technical Sales Engineer.
Preferred discipline: KiteSurf, Surf, BodySurf, Stand Up, Wind Surf, Photography (Not in a particular order).
Best Tricks: Cannot wait to land a 360°.
Rider since: SUP since year 1 in France, 2006.
Other practices: 40 years of bodySurf, 28 years of windsurf, 7 years of kite, 2 years of surf.
Competitions: never, just for fun!
Nb of days on the water per year: all sports included + Photos = 100 days (50/50).
Home Spot: I don’t have one because I’m always on the move and I do things according to the weather conditions.
Favourite Spots: Côte des Basques (Biarritz), Canet en Roussillon, La Franqui, Richelieu (Cap d’Agde), Palavas les Flots.
Travel Spots: Tarifa…
Favourite meal: couscous, magret, rib steak, salads like over there!!!! (Morocco).
Favourite music: Deep Purple, Phil Collins, Moby, Stones, Beach Boys, Nirvana.

Benjamin English

Last Name: ENGLISH
First Name: Benjamin
Height (m): 1,83
Weight (Kg): 78 kg
Profession: Lawyer
Preferred discipline: Besides stand up? Kitesurf
Best Tricks: reentry frontside with a lot of speed!!!
Nb of years of practice: 8
Other practices: Sailing (catamaran F 18) in high level competition, longboard, longkate, catakite, yoga…
Competitions: Event Director of the DERBY KITESURF in La Baule, regularly ranked in the French top 10 in Formula 18 catamarans, 8th in the European Hobie cat 16 championship in 2002, a career as a pro skimboarder aborted at the age of 12…
Sponsors: DIRECT SAILING LA BAULE
Nb of days on the water per year: a hundred
Home Spot: La côte sauvage (44)
Travel Spots : Egypt, the Canary Islands, the Landes coast… but above all Polynesia next July.
Favourite meal: The couech pie of mother-in-law! Four cheese pizza…
Favourite music: Ben Harper, Buena vista social club, NTM (eclectic no ?)

Didier D'Hervez

Last Name: D’HERVEZ
First Name: Didier
Height (m): 1,81
Size (Kg): 76 kg
Profession: Commercial Sportswear
Preferred discipline: SUP & Kitesurf
Nb of years of practice: SUP from the french year 1, 2006.
Other practices: Surf & Kitesurf
Sponsors: GONG
Nb of days on the water per year: 1 day, on New Year’s Day
Home Spot: Pornichet
Travel Spots: Mauritius, Cape Verde, Barbados
Favourite meal: Italian.
Favourite music: Too many!

Romain Jean Alias Roro

Last Name: JEAN
First Name: Romain
Height: 1,72 m
Weight: 75 kg
Country: France / 34
Job: company manager / engineer
Preferred activity: SUP
Best Move: Tube
Waterman since: the age of 12
Other activities: Surf, Kite, Skateboard, Snowboard
Competitions: SUP regional waves (Languedoc Roussillon), 3rd place at the last one in Palavas
Nb of days on the water per year: 100
Home Spot: Sète
Travel Spots: Mainly around the Mediterranean and the Basque Country. Some “exotic” surf trips: Guadeloupe, Canary Islands.
Favourite meal: Cannellonis
Favourite music: everything according to the mood

Patrick Kruithof

Last Name: KRUITHOF
First Name: Patrick
Height (m): 1,60
Weight (Kg): 80 kg
Profession: Snowboard instructor and Full-time R&D.
Preferred discipline: SUP
Best Tricks: Hang Five
Nb of years of practice: since 2005
Other practices: snowboard – winsdurf
Competitions: nope
Nb of days on the water per year: 100 days
Travel Spots: Nosara & Tamarindo Costa Rica – Hendaye beach, Biarritz – Bidart, Anglet France – San Sebastian, Spain.
Favourite meal: mussels
Favourite music: all types of music

Colas Nahaboo Alias Coolas

Last Name: NAHABOO
First Name: Colas
Height: 1,67 m
Weight: 100 kg
Country: France / 06
Job: Informaticien
Preferred discipline: SUP
Best Move: Bottom turn
Waterman since: 1975
Other activities: Windsurf and Surf (but not since SUP)
Competitions: don’t say
Nb of days on the water per year: 100
Home Spot: Cannes (06) / St Aygulf (83)
Travel Spots: Seignosse
Favourite meal: Nissarde
Favourite music: Boogie !

Bruno Loustalan

Last Name: LOUSTALAN
First Name: Bruno
Height (m): 1,76m
Weight (Kg): 70 kg
Profession: retired from surfing 😉
Preferred discipline: Surf / Stan Up
Best Tricks: cool/tube
Nb of years of practice: since 1969.
Other practices: snowboard
Competitions: French Surfing Championships 1974, 1975 & 1976
Nb of days on the water per year: 150/200
Home Spot: Biarritz, Contis (Landes)
Travel Spots: Spain, Portugal, Morocco, West Africa, Indo, Tahiti and Caribbean Islands
Favourite meal: Beef ribs on the plancha – red wine
Favourite music: all types of music

Boris Thouin Alias Bo

Last Name: THOUIN
First Name: Boris
Height (m): 1,76m
Weight (kg): 79 kg
Country: France / 83
Job: Nurse
Preferred activity: Surfing
Best Move: Wipeout
Waterman since: a long time
Other activities: being in the water
Competitions: none
Nb of days on the water per year: a lot
Home Spot: Slab in 83
Travel Spots: 64, 40, 33
Favourite meal: Pasta
Favourite music: Rock alternatif

Mary Acquaviva

Last Name: ACQUAVIVA
First Name: Mary
Height: 1,65 m
Country: France / 83 Var
Job: Childcare assistant
Preferred activity: SUP
Best Move: lying down and tanning
Waterwoman since : I was born
Other activities: Dancing, wakeboarding, rollerblading, mountain biking, skiing, surfing
Competitions: not in SUP
Nb of days on the water per year: From May to November and sometimes in winter.
Home Spot: Brutal beach, and les Sablettes
Travel Spots: Réunion Island
Favourite meal: Vegetables/meat/fishes
Favourite music: Pop rock

Jean-Luc Vaslin

Last Name: Vaslin
First Name: Jean-Luc
Height: 1m71
Weight: 85Kg
Country: France / 64
Job: AFMAR official
Preferred activity: sleep
Waterman since: always
Other activities: Kite and photo
Competitions: a lot, at the highest level in windsurfing, in my youth
Nb of days on the water per year: 100/150
Home spot: Ste Barbe 64
Travel spots: tarifa.
Favourite meal: Rice
Favourite music: Rock.

Lilou Douzal

Last Name: DOUZAL
First Name: Lilou
Height (m): 1,76m.
Country: France / 34 Hérault
Profession: nurse student
Favourite activity: SUP
Best Tricks: Beluga move
Waterwoman since : 2012.
Other activities: eating, playing the piano, talking nonsense (full time!)
Competitions: not, but why not ?.
Nb of days on the water per year: 150 grâce au SUP !!!
Home Spot: Palavas les flots
Travel Spots: BZH, Guadeloupe
Favourite meal: Mustard
Favourite music: eclectic: reggae, rock, French, dancehall, zouk.

Astrid De Preville

Last Name: DE PREVILLE
First Name: Astrid
Height (m): 1,69m.
Pays: France / 83 Var
Profession: Emergency nurse.
Preferred activity: SUP, windsurf
Best Tricks: N/A
Waterwoman since: 2 years.
Other activities: hiking, swimming, photography, nature.
Competitions: not for now but I’m planning on it.
Nb of days on the water per year: as soon as I can, summer and winter
Home Spot: Toulon, Hyères
Travel Spots: Spain
Favourite meal: Pasta
Favourite music: everything according to my current mood.

Ingrid Ulrich

Last Name: ULRICH
First Name: Ingrid
Height: 1,69 m
Country: France / 30 Gard
Job: Professor of sales and nothing
Preferred activity: SUP Surf, SUP Race and go on an adventure!
Best Move: Let’s go!
Waterwoman since: houlà! I’m not so young anymore!
Other activities: Rollerblading, Skiing, Paragliding, and anything that needs oars to move forward (I also master the fishing boat).
Competitions: SUP Race
Nb of days on the water per year: As much as possible!
Home Spot: Les Saintes and the Hérault coast.
Travel Spots: Everywhere and anywhere!
Favourite meal: The stinky cheese, the Peanut Curly, and for dessert the Ban Lot (Asia).
Favourite music: Indie pop, Synthpop, New wave, Country

Noemi Zonta

Last Name: ZONTA
First Name: Noemi
Height: 1,70 m
Country: Slovénie / Koper
Job: Freelance theatre technician, animator and videographer
Preferred activity: SUP
Best Move:break the ligament of the knee by turning on a wave.
Waterwoman since: 2014
Other activities: cycling, windsurfing, running, design and digital arts, illustration, animation, film and photography
Competitions: 0
Nb of days on the water per year: 150
Home Spot: Dajla, Barbariga, Medo
Travel Spots : Italy – Sardegna
Favourite meal: smoothie bowl with papaya
Favourite music: rock ‘n ‘roll

Sophie Degas

Last Name: DEGAS
First Name: Sophie
Height (m): 1,68m.
Country: France / 85 Vendée
Profession: responsible for debt collection, litigation and loan management.
Preferred activities: chilling !
Best Tricks: rolled up backwards with a big splash and spray
Waterwoman since: my first bath
Other activities: Speed sailing (4th in the 2014 French championship, 2012 league champion, 1st women’s regional champion 2012, 2103, 2014), skiing, snowboarding
Competitions: yes, 1st at the 2014 French Cup, but in a cool way.
Nb of days on the water per year: including in my bath?
Home Spot: Les dunes (Brétignolles), the big beach at st gilles x de vie, Kealler.
Travel Spots: N/A
Favourite meal: Soup phô from Khôk, paris 13ième, sweet/salty, exotic but not spicy food.
Favourite music  the song of the Sardines barely perceptible in the rustle of the seaweeds.

Coraline Solano

Last Name: SOLANO
First Name: Coraline
Height: 1,71 m
Country: France / 33 Médoc
Job: Sport instructor
Favorite Activity: Glide
Best Move:
Waterwoman since: 2000
Other discipline skate, trampoline
Competitions: none
Nb of days on the water per year: 150
Home Spot: Le Médoc
Travel Spots: Australia, Brazil, Tahiti, California, Spain
Favorite meal: Cherries
Favorite music: Chill Bump

Corentin Lemaitre

Last name: LEMAITRE
First Name: Corentin
Height: 1m73
Weight: 65Kg
Country: France / 85 Vendée
Job: technical manager of real estate projects
Preferred activitiy: SUP, kite, windsurf (but this was before)
Best move: Backloop (one of the few I’m currently landing)
Waterman since: 15 years
Other activities: Tennis, football
Competitions: not interested
Nb of days on the water per year: about 40 (not enough, anyway)
Home spot: Notre dame de monts (Vendée 85)
Travel spots: Noumea (nov 2013)
Favourite meal: Croque monsieur, lasagna, burger, only light…
Favourite music: hip hop, electro.

Nicolas Leforestier

Last Name: LEFORESTIER
First Name: Nicolas
Taille : 1m76
Weight: 85Kg
Country: France / Toulouse
Job: Project Manager at Orange
Preferred activity: Foil
Waterman since: 1979
Other activities: Waterskiing, wake, wake surf, kite
Competitions: retired from high-level sport (water skiing)
Nb of days on the water per year: + de 150
Home spot: Leucate / Toulouse
Travel spots: Johannesburg / Pornic
Favourite meal: Everything prepared with love.
Favourite music: Everything on FG DJ Radio.

Paul Loustau

Last Name: LOUSTAU
First Name: Paul
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Country: France
Job: Student
Preferred activity: surf
Best move: Shaka
Waterman since: I’m 5 years old
Other activities: surf, foil, paddle and quad.
Competitions: Championships (departmental 64 surf and longboard)
Nb of days on the water per year: 364
Home spot: Côte Basque
Travel spots: Waikiki ans North Shore – Guadeloupe – Portugal
Favourite meal: Raclette!
Favourite music: Jul

Christian Jacobi

Last Name: JACOBI
First Name: Christian
Height: 1,86m
Weight: 82kg
Country: Germany
Job: Doctor
Preferred activity: kitesurf
Best move: Toeside, backflip
Waterman since: I was a little boy
Other activity: anything on the water (SUP, surf, windsurf and foil)
Competitions: N/A
Nb of days on the water per year: as much as possible
Home spot: Bavarian lakes and rivers
Travel spots: Cape Town
Favourite meal: Breton oysters !
Favourite music: Oldies

Antoine Civel

Last Name: CIVEL
First Name: Antoine
Height (m): 1,72
Weight (Kg): 72 kg
Country: France / 44 Loire atlantique
Profession: industrial designer
Preferred activity: SUP, kite.
Best Tricks: backloop in surfkite strapless.
Waterman since: 1994
Other practices: sailing.
Competitions: only in sailing.
Nb of days on the water per year: as much as possible
Home Spot: Peninsula of Guérande.
Travel Spots: Egypt, Spain
Favourite meal: a raclette by the fire.
Favourite music: Ben harper, wax tailor, bob marley.

Felix Dary

Last Name: DARY
First Name: Felix
Height: 1,60 m
Country: France
Job: Student
Preferred activity: Wingfoil
Best Move: Foiling jibe
Waterman since: Always
Other activities: Sailing
Competitions: Yes
Nb of days on the water per year: almost every day
Home Spot: Les sables D’Olonne
Travel Spots: Brittany
Favourite meal: Lasagna
Favourite music: The whistling of the foil

Maxime Georget

Last Name: GEORGET
First Name: Maxime
Height: 1,73 m
Country: France
Job: Student / Animator
Preferred activity: Surf
Best Move: Aerial
Waterman since: 5 years
Other activities: Skimboard
Competitions: Surf league cups, skimboard french cup tour
Nb of days on the water per year: 200
Home Spot: Pornichet
Travel Spots: New-Zealand
Favourite meal: Salmon
Favourite music: Skeggs

Wandrille Delmas

Last Name: Delmas
First Name: Wandrille
Height (m): 1,60
Weight (Kg): 49
Profession: Student
Preferred discipline: kite
Best Tricks: double backloop
Nb of years of practice: 8
Other practices: sailing wing surf skate
Competitions: sailing at international level
Sponsors: mom and dad
Nb of days on the water per year: 200 on years without lockdown
Home Spot: Gâvres 56
Travel Spots: dakhla Guadeloupe fuerte
Favourite meal: burger
Favourite music: rap

Phil McCoy

Last name: McCoy
First name: Phil
Height (m): 1,78
Weight (kg): 82
Profession: Fitness Coach
Preferred discipline: Wing Foil
Best Tricks: N/A
Other practices: N/A
Competitions: N/A
Nb of days on the water per year: 60
Home Spot: Singapore
Travel Spots: BALI
Favourite meals: Steak and asparagus
Favourite music: Ben Howard

Guillaume Crepin

Last Name: CREPIN
First Name: Guillaume
Height: 1,82 m
Weight: 78 kg
Country: France / 33 Gironde
Job: Business manager
Preferred activity: SUP + Surf
Best Move: Washing machine
Waterman since: 1995
Other activities: Cruising… in SUP of course
Competitions: none
Nb of days on the water per year: as much as possible
Home Spot: oléron
Travel Spots: Bali, Portugal, Spain, Basque Country, Gironde
Favourite meal: quick snack and let’s go in the water
Favourite music: Marcel and his orchestra, massilia sound system

Sébastien Bouin

Last Name: BOUIN
First Name: Sébastien
Height (m): 1,76
Weight (Kg): 63 kg
Country: France / 33 gironde
Profession: composite aeronautical draper.
Preferred activity: SUP (surf and Race)
Best Tricks: Cut back
Waterman since: 1998.
Other practices: VTT and photography.
Competitions: none
Nb of days on the water per year: as much as possible
Home Spot: Lacanau and the Cap Ferret peninsula.
Travel Spots: Australia, Indonesia, Morocco, France 85 to 64
Favourite meal: a little bit of everything, I’m not picky.
Favourite music: electro.

Frédéric Huet

Last Name: HUET
First Name: Frédéric
Height:  187cm
Weight: 80kg (77 shredded 83 after the holidays)
Country: Mars (Marseille-France)
Job: Sports podiatrist
Preferred activity:Wing but if that’s all there was…
Best move: Share a session with the buddies.
Waterman since: 1987 at the age of 6 (windsurf/optimist)
Other activities: Surf/Kite/SUP/SnowBoard/SwimRun
Competitions: SwimRun World Cup and World Championship.
Nb of days on the water per year: minimum100 days
Home spot: Marseille (Pointe Rouge/Epluchures Beach)
Travel spots: Les Culs Nuls Hossegor
Favourite meal: Healthy/Veggie overall but sometimes I go for pizza burgers…but rarely.
Favourite music: It will depend on the current mood and the moment, If I’m angry it’s “Rock90′” or “Tomorrowland” runride style If I’m relaxing like having drinks with friends.

Benjamin Ruffin

Nom : RUFFIN
First Name: Benjamin
Height: 1m72
Weight: 88Kg
Country: France / 17 Charente maritime
Job: prothésiste dentaire
Preferred activity: kite
Best move: roller
Waterman since: the age of 8
Other activities: VTT, squash
Competitions: no, it’s not my thing
Nb of days on the water per year: a hundred
Home spot: aytre / chatelaillon
Travel spots: la torche, ile de ré
Favourite meal: Carbonara pasta / pizza calzone / sushis
Favourite music: definitely rock + PJ Harvey

Benjamin Longy

LAst Name: LONGY
First Name: Benjamin
Height (m): 1,86 m
Weight (kg): 86 kg
Profession:Naval Engineer
Preferred activity: Wingfoil and surfoil
Best move: N/A
Waterman since: more than 10 years
Other activities: skate, wake, ..
Competitions: windfoil
Nb of days on the water per year: never enough
Home spot: Ile de Ré
Travel spots: Costa Rica, Spain, Portugal, New-Zealand, Samoa
Favourite meal: French cuisine
Favourite music: N/A

Frédéric Lalier

Last Name: LALIER
First Name  Frédéric
Height: 1m83
Weight: 90 Kg
Country: France / 17 Charente-Maritime
Job: sales representative
Preferred activity: Kite
Best move: A good crash
Waterman since: 90’s
Other activities: Paddle & Gravel
Competitions: There’s no better way than racing with your friends.
Nb of days on the water per year: 150
Home spot: Aytré / Chatelallion / ile de Ré
Travel spots: West Littoral France
Favourite meal: Japonese and Cht’i
(nothing like a good Maroille’s toast in coffee in the morning).
Favourite music: Rock, Pop, Jazz, Lounge.

Sébastien Caruso

Last Name: CARUSO
First Name: Sébastien
Height (m):
Weight (Kg):
Country: France / 83 Var
Profession:
Preferred activity: SUP
Best Tricks:
Waterman since: a very young age
Other practices: surf, windsurf, skate, VTT.
Competitions:
Nb of days on the water per year: as soon as possible
Home Spot: The med, Var spots
Travel Spots:
Favourite meal:
Favourite music:

François Cholet

Last Name: CHOLET
First Name: François
Height (m): 1,76
Weight (Kg): 85 kg
Country: France / 85 Vendée
Profession: sales representative converted into a truck driver “without GPS”.
Preferred discipline: SUPsurfing
Best Tricks: the smile on the water
Waterman since: 2000
Other practices: surf , longboard, wakeboard , snowboard,
to go and take the “tradition”… , and the dancefloors !!!!!
Competitions: zero
Nb of days on the water per year:as soon as I can, 150 to 200 days.
Home Spot: South vendée
Travel Spots: Dominican Republic, Morocco, Maldives, South West and South East France…
Favourite meal: my wife’s tuna pie, a delight!
Favourite music: house, rock electro, ragga reggae

Olivier Letartre

Last Name: LETARTRE
First Name: Olivier
Height: 1m83
Weight: 75Kg
Country: France / 83 Var
Job: Pharmacy preparator, arborist climber, beekeeper
Preferred disicpline: SUP.
Best move:
Waterman since: 1987
Other activities: Snowboard, ski,VTT, trail, bodyboard
Competitions: no
Nb of days on the water per year: as often as possible
Home spot: Le P’tit port (around Hyères)
Travel spots: Landes, Basque Country, Maros, Reunion Island, Guadeloupe.
Favourite meal: Rhum & Bio
Favourite music: Ben Harper, Jack Johnson.

Richard Wisniewski

Last Name: WISNIEWSKI
First Name: Richard
Height: 1m75
Weight: 74Kg
Country: France / 06 Alpes Maritime
Job: civil engineering teacher
Preferred activity: SUP Cruising and kite strapless
Waterman since: 1977
Other activities: 4×4 truck, motorbike, running
Competitions: no, too afraid to lose!
Nb of days on the water per year: winter and summer once or twice a week
Home spot: Cannes palm beach, PSL, Beauduc
Travel spots: Morocco, Spain, Portugal, Greece
Favourite meal: Steak French fries
Favourite music: Tinariwen and lounge music

Mathieu Wozniak

Last Name: WOZNIAK
First Name: Mathieu
Height: 1m70
Weight: 73Kg
Country: France / between Hendaye and Dunkirk
Job: Quality coordinator
Preferred activity: go to the beach
Best move: straight down the line!
Waterman sn-ince: 2004
Other activities: skateboarder in semi-retirement, Sunday BBQ expert
Competitions: not for me
Nb of days on the water per year: 100
Home spot: between Hendaye and Dunkirk
Travel spots: between Hendaye and Dunkirk
Favourite meal: chipirons on the plancha
Favourite music: Dead Kennedys

Lionel Gouin

Last Name: GOUIN
First Name: Lionel
Height: 1m74
Weight: 64Kg
Country: moving around
Job: Mechanical engineer
Preferred activity: kite
Best move: Double backroll kiteloop
Waterman since: 2012
Other activities: Surf, SUP, Ski, VTT…
Competitions: not my priorities
Nb of days on the water per year: As much as possible (about 50 days)
Home spot: Cape Town (South Africa).
Travel spots: A little bit everywhere…
Favourite meal: Anything… with cheese!!
Favourite music: joker…

Magnus Wengelin

Last Name: WENGELIN
First Name: Magnus
Height: 1m79
Weight: 64Kg
Country: Sweden / Haverdal
Job: Strategic planning & organisational development
Preferred activity: Stand-up paddling or windsurfing depending on conditions
Best move: Windsurfing waveriding and SUPergliding
Waterman since: 1987
Other activities: Mountainbiking and downhill off-slopes telemark skiing
Competitions: Why compete? Just surf and be happy!
Nb of days on the water per year: 80
Home spot: Vilsharad, Swest coast of Sweden
Travel spots: Maui, Caribbean, Denmark, Gironde France
Favourite meal: Sea food (fresh fish)
Favourite music: Bob Hund, The Soundtrack of our lives

Gregory Treger

Last Name: TREGER
First Name: Grégory
Height: 1m80
Weight: 68Kg
Country: France / 76 Normandie
Job: Sports physiotherapist
Preferred activity: Surf, Kite
Best move: Roller, noseride
Waterman since: more than 25 years
Other activities: all gliding sports
Competitions: why ? waverider
Nb of days on the water per year: as often as possible
Home spot: Normandie
Travel spots: Hawaï, Indonesia, South Africa, Galice, canaries
Favourite meal: Spicy food
Favourite music: Rock

Guillaume Sorton

Last Name: SORTON
First Name: Guillaume
Height: 1m75
Weight: 67Kg
Country: France / 17 charente maritime
Job: Teacher
Preferred activity: surf
Best move: Hang Ten
Waterman since: 25 years
Other activities: Cycling (for going to work), running, swimming, …
Competitions: Why?
Nb of days on the water per year: as much as possible
Home spot: Oléron
Travel spots: Santa Cruz, landes, Basque Country.
Favourite meal: the ones from my garden
Favourite music: Rock ‘n roll, pop.

Pierre Strzerzynski

Last Name: STRZERZYNSKI
First Name: Pierre
Height: 1m85
Weight: Heavy
Country: France / 72-85
Job: Geologist
Preferred activity: going in the water
Best move: get out of the water undamaged
Waterman since: 2003
Other activities: snowboard
Competitions: no
Nb of days on the water per year: 80
Home spot: South Vendée
Travel spots: Canaries, Brasil.
Favourite meal: Sushi
Favourite music: a lot.

Gaetan Delerue

Last Name: DELERUE
First Name: Gaetan
Height (m): 1,81
Weight (Kg): 76 kg
Country: France / 76 Seine maritime
Profession: Sports teacher
Preferred activities: kite, SUP, waveski, surf.
Best Tricks: in kite: backloop in surf backside. In SUP: cutback re-entry. In waveski: aerial. In surf: tube.
In funboard: pushloop.
Waterman since: 1986.
Other practices: kayak (instructor), badminton, running, VTT.
Competitions : waveski (france team from 1989 to 1996).
Nb of days on the water per year:  between 70 and 130
Home Spot: Fécamp and Veulettes sur mer.
Travel Spots: South West France, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Corsica, Sardinia, Denmark, Ireland, French West Indies,
Canary Islands, Australia, New Zealand, French Polynesia, New Caledonia.
Favourite meal: serious chocolate lover !!! Otherwise a little bit of everything. And I’m a fan of orange juice…and beer !
Favourite music: a little bit of everything too, I’m quite eclectic. As long as there is a real melody and a real voice..

Flavien Hilaire

Last Name: HILAIRE
First Name: Flavien
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Country: France / 44 Loire atlantique
Job: N/A
Preferred activity: SUP
Best move: N/A
Waterman since: as a kid, starting with windsurfing, SUP since 2010
Other activities: windsurf
Competitions:
Nb of days on the water per year: often
Home spot: Southern Loire and Charente.
Travel spots: Jordanie, Srilanka
Favourite meal: N/A
Favourite music: N/A

Jules Sauvourel

Last Name: SAUVOUREL
First Name: Jules
Height: 1,68 m
Weight: 58 kg
Country: France
Job: Student
Preferred activity: Surf
Best Move: Carve
Waterman since: Summer 2017
Other activities: Skate and VTT
Competitions: active in Charente Maritime
Nb of days on the water per year: 200
Home Spot: Courance
Travel Spots: Azores, New Caledonia
Favourite meal: burgers
Favourite music: Flume Moun holiday

Laurent Sézac

Last Name: SEZAC
First Name: Laurent
Height: 1m73
Weight: 85Kg
Country: France / 85
Job: University professor
Preferred activity: windsurf
Best move: surf frontside
Waterman since: 25 years
Other activities: SUP, VTT
Competitions: NO
Nb of days on the water per year: 100
Home spot: Les Sables d’Olonne
Travel spots: none.
Favourite meal: steak French fries
Favourite music: hard rock.

Christophe Seillier

Last Name: SEILLIER
First Name: Christophe
Height: 1m73
Weight: 72Kg
Country: France / 56 Morbihan
Job: Financier (comme le gâteau)
Preferred activity: windsurf, surf
Best move: frontloop, backloop, table top, aerial, cutback, hang five, floater
Waterman since: 1985 (optimist counts)
Other activities: SUP, catamaran, scuba diving, wake, kite
horse riding, climbing (yes I have a job)
Competitions: In my youth in windsurf and catamaran
Nb of days on the water per year: more than 100
Home spot: Gâvres, Guidel, Quiberon, Erdeven, Thoulars, La Torche to Penfoul
Travel spots: Alaska, Indonesia, Borneo, Mauritius, Rodrigues, Egypt….
Favourite meal: South East Asian cuisine and profiteroles
Favourite music: all kinds of music, depends on the place and the moment.
Currently special mention for GRIZ !!!

Ralf Schultz

Last Name: SCHULTZ
First Name: Ralf
Height: 1m82
Weight: 84Kg
Country: Allemagne
Job: h2o-tours.com / ski & snowboard
Preferred activity: Kite, SUP, Ski, Snow
Best move: Schorlegewitter
Waterman since: Tom named me that
Othar activities: Swimming, vtt
Competitions: If I can avoid it – no. Big exception: The famous Kalmit-Klapprad-Cup, that’s something!
Nb of days on the water per year:  hmmmm, I think not enough
Home spot: Sardinia, North Shore et… Der Altrhein
Travel spots: Sardinia, everywhere in France, Hawaii, Brazil N/E.
Favourite meal: Tuna Steak and Pasta of my friend Beppe
Favourite music: The Vibromatics and the Mix of my friend Yannick.

Pierre Sauret

Last Name: SAURET
First Name: Pierre
Height: 1m78
Weight: 85Kg
Country: France / 34
Job: Dir Commercial
Preferred activity: longboard (SUP & Surf)
Best move: free diving…
Waterman since: Always
Other activities: sailing, ski, snowboard, cycling, PTM (flippers snorkel diving mask)
Competitions: no
Nb of days on the water per year: 50 to 100 depends on the year
Home spot: Palavas (Surf club: PASC)
Travel spots: Mediterranean, Basque Country.
Favourite meal: Stuffed mussels
Favourite music: Trip Hop, Electro, Blues/Rock 70’ .

François Salmon

Last Name: SALMON
First Name: François
Height: 1m73
Weight: 70Kg
Country: France / 35 Ille et Vilaine
Job: Electrician
Preferred activity: SUP
Best move: Basics
Waterman since: 1 year
Other activities: Snowboard, Longboard, drone
Competitions: no
Nb of days on the water per year: as much as possible
Home spot: Canals around Rennes and Saint Malo.
Travel spots: a bit everywhere I go.
Favourite meal: a little bit of everything.
Favourite music: electronic music.

Julien Reymondet

Last Name: REYMONDET
First Name: Julien
Height: 1m72
Weight: 76 kg without flip flops
Country: France / 85
Job: Eco-construction
Activité préférée : Surf & SUP
Best move: Flying Noseride
Waterman since : 1996
Autres activités : Kayak, Skate, Longskate, Sailing, Snow
Competitions: total Free Rider
Nb of days on the water per year: 150
Home spot: Northern Vendée
Travel spots: from the Breton coast to the Basque coast.
Favourite meal: Anything that can contain cheese and as long as it is in large quantities …
Favourite music: Electro, HardRock, PunkRock, Rap Oldschool…

Eric Rose

Last Name: ROSE
First Name: Eric
Height: 1m93
Weight: 92Kg
Country: Belgique
Job: Air Traffic Controller Assistant at the Belgian Air Force
Preferred activity: SUP
Waterman since: 1985
Other activities: Swimming, Badminton, Skateboard, Cycling, Running, Trail,Tennis, Motocycle.
Competitions : yes (the first was the 17th of December 2017 at Namur)
Nb of days on the water per year: Around 100
Home spot: Meuse between Dinant and Liège, Lacs of l’Eau doHeure, Lac of Butchenbach
Travel spots: Le Touquet, Côte d’Opale
Favourite meal: Pasta …
Favourite music: Rock, Soul, French songs.

Yann Picard

Last Name: PICARD
First Name: Yann
Height: 1m78
Weight: 60 kg
Country: France / 29 Finistère sud
Job: Physiotherapist
Preferred activity: SUP, Windsurf
Best move: open a beer on the spot with the mates after a session
Waterman since: always
Other activities: Running, bodyboard, wakeboard, boat, foot…
Competitions: 0
Nb of days on the water per year: at least once a week
Home spot: Southern britanny
Travel spots: Atlantique Coast
Favourite meal: Breton cuisine
Favourite music: a bit of everything

Matthieu Philippe

Last Name: PHILIPPE
First Name: Matthieu
Height: 1m85
Weight: 78Kg
Country: France / 51 Marne
Job: Air Traffic Controller
Preferred activity: snowboard
Best move: triple Lutz planted
Waterman since: 10 years
Other activities: SUP, kite, surf, running, VTT
Competitions :
Nb of days on the water per year: 70
Home spot: North
Travel spots: South
Favourite meal: chocolate mousse
Favourite music: Laurie… and rock.

Luca Petrosino

Last Name: PETROSINO
First Name: Luca_bcn
Height: 1m74
Weight: 70 kg
Country: Spain / Barcelona
Job: IT manager
Preferred activity: SUP, Windsurf
Best move: Roller, floater
Waterman since: 1999
Other activities: Bike
Competitions: yes locally
Nb of days on the water per year: 200
Home spot: Badalona (Barcelona)
Travel spots: Canary islands, and around Spain.
Favourite meal: Fish, meat and pasta, and pizza obviously
Favourite music: All kind of music but before to hit the water Hip hop, Rap, rock

Jean Perrot

Last Name: PERROT
First Name: Jean
Height (m): 1,84
Weight (Kg) -: 81
Country: France / 13
Profession: Professor of games and boards at the Faculty of Sport Sciences of Marseille
Preferred discipline: Surf
Best Tricks: sink roller
Waterman since: 1981
Other activities: Ski, sports co, tennis
Competitions: One per year
Nb of days on the water per year: at least 100
Home Spot: Epluchures Beach, Sormiou, Morgiou,
Travel Spots: La Ciotat, L’Arène, Les Lecques,
Favourite meal: seafood, tuna marinated in the guétharienne,
Favourite music: Zappa, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead ,,,pop rock

Philippe Echaroux

Last Name: ECHAROUX
First Name: Philippe
Height (m): 1,70m.
Weight (kg): 65 kg.
Profession: Artist
Preferred discipline: Create and innovate
Best Tricks: Foil ladder start.
Other practices: Climbing
Competitions: Only with myself
Nb of days on the water per year: 100
Home Spot: Cassis, La Ciotat
Travel Spots: Corsica, Martinique, Hawaii
Favourite meal: Hummus
Favourite music: The ones that come from the heart

Michael Parnaut

Last Name: PARNAUT
First Name: Michael
Height: 1m75
Weight: 81Kg
Country: France / 64
Job: chef/manager
Preferred activity: SUP
Best move: big take off
Waterman since: 1995
Other activities: Golf
Competitions: no
Nb of days on the water per year: 50/70
Home spot: sainte barbe saint jean de luz
Travel spots:
Favourite meal: anything but insects
Favourite music: Heavy

Jean-Denis Mouchon

Last Name: MOUCHON
First Name: Jean-Denis
Height: 1m72
Weight: 69Kg
Country: France / 06
Job: SUP renting
Preferred activity: surf, SUP surf, and downwind
Best move: Noseride
Waterman since: In the water and on boards from a very young age
Other activities: SUP Race, snowboard, running, longskate, scuba diving
Competitions: PACA SUP RACE championship, Open SUP of Lyon, SUP RACE French championship
Nb of days on the water per year: close to 300 now
Home spot: Antibes – la tour spot
Travel spots: Thaïlande, Corsica, Landes, Basque Country.
Favourite meal: Shepherd’s Pie
Favourite music: everything from Dalida to AC/DC.

Laurent Nieuwjaer

Last Nme: NIEUWJAER
First Name: Laurent
Height: 1m85
Weight: 100Kg
Country: France / 29 – 56
Job: Frigoriste
Preferred activity: kite-surf/balade sup
Best move: free ride hangtime
Waterman since: 1980
Other activities: sea bass fishing, kayak
Competitions: What’s that?
Nb of days on the water per year: 1st January to 31st December as long as the conditions are there
Home spot: Guidel / BZH
Travel spots:
Favourite meal: paris-brest
Favourite music: Bob Marley

Vincent Lucas

Last Name: LUCAS
First Name: Vincent
Height: 1m81
Weight: 94Kg
Country: France / 14 Calvados
Job: In transport sector
Preferred activity: SUP, surf
Best move: Floater, roller
Waterman since: 1989
Other activities: Windsurfing at my beginnings, speed-sail, sailing, wake, snow
Competitions: nada
Nb of days on the water per year: As soon as everything is there!
Home spot: Cotentin
Travel spots: Breizh, Landes, Euskadi.
Favourite meal: prime rib…
Favourite music: hyper diverse.

Arnaud Martin

Last Name: MARTIN
First Name: Arnaud
Height: 1m73
Weight: 64Kg
Country: France / 74 Haute-Savoie
Job: Technical Assistant
Preferred activity: SUP
Best move: huuuum….
Waterman since: 2012
Other activities: Snowboard to continue gliding in winter, tennis, hiking, etc.
Competitions: only casual: “Alpine Lakes Tour”, “Gla-Gla Race”
Nb of days on the water per year: as often as possible, even in the snow! About a hundred.
Home spot: Passy Lake, Haute Savoie
Travel spots: Lorient, Royan, Les Lecques, San-Diego.
Favourite meal: pasta, and burrito locos!
Favourite music: Radiohead, Massive Attack, Portishead, St-Germain, and still many more !!

Kristofer Loriol

Last Name: LORIOL
First Name: Kristofer
Height: 1m73
Weight: 95Kg
Country : Etats-Unis / New York City – Long Island
Job: Accountant
Preferred activity: SUP, Wing, Foil
Best move: SUP on a rough lake
Waterman since: 2011
Other activities: Kitesurf, Offroad Driving
Competitions: Swiss Alpine Ski Team
Nb of days on the water per year: 100
Home spot: Long Beach, Ponquogue Beach
Travel spots: France, Suisse
Favourite meal: Cheese Fondue or Raclette
Favourite music:Anything, as long as it makes you move your body…

Jean Yves Le Guillou

Last Name: LE GUILLOU
First Name: Jean Yves
Height: 1m79
Weight: 72Kg
Country: France / 29
Job: EDF Agent
Preferred activity: Surf, SUP and windsurf
Best move: Big jump, Aerial, noseriding
Waterman since: very young
Other activities: Running
Competitions: not my thing
Nb of days on the water per year: more or less 100
Home spot: Porz ar Vag (29)
Travel spots: none
Favourite meal: sweet/salty
Favourite music: M, C2C, Pixies, Massive .

Antoine Leroux

Last Name: LEROUX
First Name: Antoine
Height: 1m72
Weight: 78Kg
Country: Sénégal
Job: Sales Manager
Preferred activity: SUP
Best move: N/A
Waterman since: 1986
Other activities: Ski, windsurf, golf
Competitions: Ski
Nb of days on the water per year: more than 100
Home spot: Secret (Sénégal)
Travel spots: Messanges.
Favourite meal: Chicken
Favourite music: N/A

Mathieu Ledoux

Nom : LEDOUX
Prénom : Mathieu
Height: 1m81
Weight: 74Kg
Country: France / 44 Loire-atlantique
Job: Technical sales representative
Preferred activity: SUP
Best move:
Waterman since: 26 years old
Other activities: photography
Competitions: no
Nb of days on the water per year: about twenty
Home spot: La Tranche sur Mer
Travel spots: Crozon, Etretat, Hossegor, Biscarosse
Favourite meal: galettes
Favourite music: all

Simon Laporte

Last Name: LAPORTE
First Name: Simon
Height: 1m85
Weight: 79Kg
Country: France / 40
Job: Engineer
Preferred activity: Longboard
Best move: One foot
Waterman since: 10 years
Other activities: Skate, Surfdog tandem
Competitions: Dog Surfing Championship
Nb of days on the water per year:
Home spot: Capbreton
Travel spots: Panama, Sri lanka, guadeloupe
Favourite meal: Burger
Favourite music: Hotel California

Valery Le Bonnec

Last Name: LE BONNEC
First Name: Valery
Height: 1m80
Weight: 80Kg
Country: France / 73 Savoie
Job: Senior Education Advisor
Preferred activity: SUP, surf
Best move: Floater
Waterman since: always
Other activities: trails, triathlon, run and sup, swim run
Competitions: a few every year
Nb of days on the water per year: about 20
Home spot: bourget Lake, Etel (56) on holidays
Travel spots: Reunion island before sharks
Favourite meal: Chicken Carri
Favourite music: rock, pop, movie music

Stefan Krenn

Last Name: KRENN
First Name: Stefan
Height: 1m71
Weight: 68Kg
Country: Austria / Vienna
Job: Student, windsurf and SUP instructor
Preferred activity: SUP
Best move: bottom tun and cutback
Waterman since: 2001, SUP since 2013
Other activities: windsurf, snowboard, skate, cooking
Competitions: not yet
Nb of days on the water per year: as much as possible
Home spot: Danube river, Neusiedel Lake
Travel spots: Cape town, Sri lanka, Indonesia, tenerife, Portugal, crete…
Favourite meal: seafood and steaks.
Favourite music: rock, hiphop, classic, electronic.

Hervé Laborieux

Last Name: LABORIEUX
First Name: Hervé
Height: 1m73
Weight: 83Kg
Country: France / 85
Job: Osteopath
Preferred activity: SUP
Best move: the paddle throwing
Waterman since: 1980
Other activities: spirituals
Competitions: no
Nb of days on the water per year: 60 ??
Home spot: Sauveterrre
Travel spots: Fuerteventura – Tenerife
Favourite meal: carry.
Favourite music: Simple Minds.

Pierre Laguette

Last Name: LAGUETTE
First Name: Pierre
Height: 1m86
Weight: 75Kg
Country: France / Cotentin-Calvados
Job: Medical student
Preferred activity: surfing on spot with reef
Best move: Tube
Waterman since: 2017
Other activities: SUP Race, climbing, snowboard, skate, kayak, slackline, trail
Competitions: no
Nb of days on the water per year: every day if there are good conditions
Home spot: Cotentin
Travel spots: Tahiti, lacanau, Britanny
Favourite meal: To live of love, fruits and fresh water.
Favourite music: Landon Mc Namara

Christian Hallgren

Last Name: HALLGREN
First Name: Christian
Height: 1m80
Weight: 82Kg
Country: Sweden
Job: Project manager
Preferred activity: Windsurfing & SUP
Best move: Backloop
Waterman since:
Other activities: Windsurf, kite, surf, snowkite, kitewing
Competitions:
Nb of days on the water per year: 80
Home spot: Torö, Stockholm.
Travel spots: Maui, Portugal, Cape town, Denmark
Favourite meal: Meat.
Favourite music: French electronic pop.

Philippe Jarreau

Last Name: JARREAU
First Name: Philippe
Height: 1m85
Weight: 75Kg
Country: France / 75
Job: honorary university professor & manager of Cristal Productions
Preferred activity: wave riding with a sail and a stand up paddle
Best move: bottom and big top turn
Waterman since: it’s been ages: 1981
Other activities: tennis, running, swimming, cycling
Competitions:
Nb of days on the water per year: never enough
Home spot: Ho’okipa and the Almanarre and its surroundings.
Travel spots: The list is long and therefore pretentious
Favourite meal: Grilled Ono and Japanese rice.
Favourite music: Blues Rock and Jazz.

Arthur Habudzik

Last Name: HABUDZIK
First Name: Arthur
Height: 1m80
Weight: 85Kg
Country: France / 17 charente-maritime
Job: Student
Preferred activity: SUP
Best move: aerial
Waterman since: the age of 5
Other activities: golf, kite, surf, windsurf
Competitions: gironde championship, french cup
Nb of days on the water per year: about 100
Home spot: Oleron and Lacanau.
Travel spots: Bali
Favourite meal: Nasigoreng.
Favourite music: Wonderwall.

Bertrand Gune

Last Name: GUNE
First Name: Bertrand
Height: 1m76
Weight: 79Kg
Country: France / 17 Charente Maritime
Job: sedentary sales representative
Preferred activity: surfing
Best move: snap
Waterman since: 1988
Other activities: fat bike / road
Competitions: no
Nb of days on the water per year: as much as possible
Home spot Le phare.
Travel spots: Morocco, Spain, Ireland, Senegal
Favourite meal: Chia seed.
Favourite music: Fela kuti.

Cédric Fontenelle

Last Name: FONTENELLE
First Name: Cédric
Height: 1m79
Weight: 80Kg
Country: France / 76 Seine-maritime
Job: engineer (automotive industry)
Preferred activity: freeride in général (Cycling, kitesurf, SUP,…)
Best move: diving (acrobatic or not)
Waterman since: 2012 in kite, 2014 in SUP
Other activities: Crossfit, mountain bike, motorbike (road and enduro), soap box
Competitions: not for the moment, maybe in the future in race.
Nb of days on the water per year: 25/30
Home spot: Saint Aubin sur mer, Franceville, Le Crotoy.
Travel spots: Baie du François – Martinique.
Favourite meal: pizza or BBQ with friends.
Favourite music: quite eclectic (from AC/DC to Calvin Harris).

Julien Flechet

Nom : FLECHET
First Name: Julien
Height: 1m75
Weight: 58Kg
Country: France / 29 Finistère
Job: Student
Preferred activity: Windsurf
Best move: Backloop, re entry, roller
Waterman since: 2006
Other activities: Surf, SUP
Competitions: Windsurf in waves
Nb of days on the water per year: more often in the water than on land, 3/4 sessions per week outside holiday periods.
Home spot: Ile aux vaches.
Travel spots: Canaries island, Morocco, Spain.
Favourite meal: Breton galettes
Favourite music: all kind of music.

Jean-Philippe Flechet

Last Name: FLECHET
First Name: Jean-Philippe
Height: 1m80
Weight: 80Kg
Country: France / 29 Finistère
Job: Sports teacher, Hotsails Maui distributor in France
Preferred activity: Windsurf
Best move: Backloop, roller
Waterman since: 1983
Other activities: Surf, SUP, Cycling, climbing, tennis
Competitions: Windsurf in waves
Nb of days on the water per year: more often in the water than on land, 3/4 sessions per week outside holiday periods.
Home spot: Audierne Bay.
Travel spots: Canaries island, Morocco, Spain.
Favourite meal: a tasty couscous after a session.
Favourite music: Rock/Reggae.

Christophe Dufour

Last Name: DUFOUR
First Name: Christophe
Height (m): 1,85
Weight (Kg): 80 kg
Country: France / 62 Pas de Calais
Profession: commercial in offset printing
Preferred activity: go on the water
Best Tricks: backloop in windsurf and kite
Waterman since: more than 30 years!
Other practices: Musician
Competitions: fini
Nb of days on the water per year: at least 100.
Home Spot: Malo les bains (59), Wissant (62).
Travel Spots: Fuerteventura
Favourite meal: Pâtes
Favourite music: rock

Alain Enault

Last Name: ENAULT
First Name: Alain
Height: 1m88
Weight: 77 kgs
Country: Spain / Costa Brava
Job: Operations Research Commercial
Preferred activity: SUP – Windsurf
Best move: Teaching pretty girls to go on the water
Waterman since: 1974
Other activities: Mountain bike, ski
Competitions: veteran Formula Windsurfing races
Nb of days on the water per year: 100
Home spot: Pals
Travel spots: Portugal, Galice, Southern West of France
Favourite meal: Lamb curry and a good wine, with friends.
Favourite music: Acid jazz, bossanova

Kevin Druard

Last Name: DRUARD
First Name: Kevin
Height (m): 1,82
Weight (Kg): 120 kg
Country: France / 21 Côte d’Or
Profession: 3D graphic designer
Preferred activity: SUP, of any kind
Best Tricks: face plant
Waterman since: my 10th birthday!
Other practices: American football coach, tourist bodyboarder
Competitions: not yet…
Nb of days on the water per year: 150 environ.
Home Spot: Seurre (21).
Travel Spots: Vouglan Lake (39), The Landes coast for the holidays, and all spots around my house.
Favourite meal: anything that is not super healthy 🙂
Favourite music: the black keys, dj shadow, william eliott whitmore, abstract hip hop, trip hop…

Michel Dijoux

Last Name: DIJOUX
First Name: Michel
Height (m): 1,93
Weight (Kg): 92 kg
Country: France / 33 Gironde
Profession: logistics agent
Preferred activity: Surf, SUP.
Best Tricks: bottom turn.
Waterman since: 28 years of gliding.
Other practices: jogging, cycling, and ah yes family life though.
Competitions: nada.
Nb of days on the water per year: around 200 days
Home Spot: Hourtin (Gironde).
Travel Spots: The Reunion Island (this is my home town), Euskadi, Portugal, Oleron, Landes
Favourite meal: a chicken carri.
Favourite music: jimmy Hendrix and maloya.

Robin Dorval

Last Name: DORVAL
First Name: Robin
Height (m): 1,80
Weight (Kg): 70 kg
Country: France / 44 Loire atlantique
Profession: teacher professional high school
Preferred activity: SUP.
Best Tricks: smile
Waterman since: already 20 years.
Other practices: surf, sailing, climbing, longskate.
Competitions: Yes, in 12’6 race. Southern Finistère and Pays de loire circuit.
Nb of days on the water per year: as much as possible!
Home Spot: Loire coast, from the Sables d’Olonne to St Brévin, and the Bay of Audierne.
Travel Spots: The islands…of Morbihan!
Favourite meal: gratin of pasta.
Favourite music: rock&folk.

Jérôme Deletre

Last Name: DELETRE
First Name: Jérôme
Height (m): 1,81
Weight (Kg): 80 kg
Country: France / 62 Pas-de-calais
Profession: engineer
Preferred activity: everything to do with water.
Best Tricks: High splash.
Waterman since: 1995.
Other practices: kite, windsurf, wakeboard, surf, SUP.
Competitions: Not anymore since I lost …
Nb of days on the water per year: we try to keep to a hundred or so
Home Spot: Berck / Merlimont / Sangatte.
Travel Spots: Camargue, Brittany.
Favourite meal: the one on my plate.
Favourite music: Rock.

Eric Devaux

Last Name: DEVAUX
First Name: eric
Height (m): 1,75
Weight (Kg): 70 kg
Country: France / 74 Haute-Savoie
Profession: city planner
Preferred activity: SUP, kite, cycling, ski, surf.
Best Tricks: Jibe, bottom.
Waterman since: 1976.
Other practices: yoga, travel, photos.
Competitions: like an old man standing! Annecy Open Race, Alpines lakes tour
(12 races and beach races on the alpine lakes.
Nb of days on the water per year: 120 to 150
Home Spot: Annecy Lake.
Travel Spots: La Baule, presqu’ile de Giens, Cabarete, Jericocacoara, Safaga, El gouna
Favourite meal: chocolate.
Favourite music: all of them, but especially pop rock.

Arnaud Bertin Leccia

Last Name: BERTIN LECCIA
First Name: Arnaud
Height: 1,85 m
Weight: 78 kg
Country: France / 74 Haute Savoie
Job: Photographer
Preferred activity: SUP, Family picnic
Best Move:
Waterman since: very little
Other activities: hiking, snowboard, climbing, swimming, mountain bike
Competitions: Open race Annecy
Nb of days on the water per year: 80 to 100
Home Spot: Annecy Lake
Travel Spots: Corsica (Calvi)
Favourite meal: everything that can be cooked…or not
Favourite music: rock, pop, electro jazz

Olivier Comazzi

Last Name: COMAZZI
First Name: Olivier
Height (m): 1,68
Weight (Kg): 69 kg
Country: France / 74 Haute Savoie
Profession: Nurse
Preferred discipline: SUP
Best Tricks:
Waterman since: 5 years
Other practices: Mountain bike, surf, snow, skate, triathlon
Competitions: 2017 alpine lake tour + local races
Nb of days on the water per year: more or less 100/150.
Home Spot: Léman Lake, Montreux, Vevey, also the Moselle
Travel Spots: South and South West
Favourite meal: salad
Favourite music: everything and much more

Thomas Chaise

Last Name: CHAISE
First Name: Thomas
Height (m): 1,78
Weight (Kg): 72 kg
Country: France / 76 Seine-Maritime
Profession: independent laboratory manager
Preferred discipline: kitesurf, surf
Best Tricks: aerial reentry
Waterman since: always
Other practices: SUP, kitefoil, snowboard, windsurf, kayak, skate, waveski, capoeira, Mountain bike
Competitions: Longboard (Normandy champion several times), waveki (french team 2003)
Nb of days on the water per year: 50-100.
Home Spot: Quiberville sur mer
Travel Spots: Morocco, Guadeloupe, Maldives, Ireland, Spain, UK, all French spots
Favourite meal: fruits and vegetables
Favourite music: reggae, rock, deep house, but also many other things

Jérôme Cluzeau

Last Name: CLUZEAU
First Name: Jérôme
Height (m): 1,68
Weight (Kg): 65 kg
Country: France / 06 Alpes-maritimes
Profession: Head of Control Department
Preferred discipline: SUP Cruising and SUP surf
Best Tricks: pagayer !
Waterman since: has been immersed in water since childhood but SUP for 4 years now
Other practices: skateboarding, skiing, diving, free diving, canyoning, pirogue.
Competitions: no!
Nb of days on the water per year: 80.
Home Spot  Cap d’Antibes
Travel Spots: Basque Country
Favourite meal: everything!
Favourite music: good old rock

Pierre-Marie Campart

Last Name: CAMPART
First Name: Pierre-marie
Height (m): 1,75
Weight (Kg): 90 kg
Country: France / 56 Morbihan
Profession: territorial agent
Preferred activity: SUP : downwind, surf, and family walks.
Best Tricks: nose and roller.
Waterman since: very young
Other practices: motorbike.
Competitions: never.
Nb of days on the water per year: as soon as possible
Home Spot: Mane gwen.
Travel Spots: spots of the Crozon peninsula
Favourite meal: beers.
Favourite music: world music.

Raynald Breloin

Last Name: BRELOIN
First Name: Raynald
Height (m): 1,74
Weight (Kg): 76 kg
Country: France / 33 Gironde
Profession: independent nurse.
Preferred activity: SUP, surf.
Best Tricks:
Waterman since: 1985.
Other practices: funboard, snowboard, skateboard, wakeboard.
Competitions: no.
Nb of days on the water per year:a fair hundred depending on the conditions.
Home Spot: Biscarosse.
Travel Spots: Hourtin, le Porge, Basque Coast, Maldives, Sri lanka
Favourite meal: French gastronomy of the south west.
Favourite music: a bit of everything.

François Boutier

Last Name: BOUTIER
First Name: François
Height (m): 1,74
Weight (Kg): 70 kg
Country: France / 85/44
Profession: sailor.
Preferred activity: SUP/surf
Best Tricks: KGB in kite
Waterman since : 16 years.
Other practices: kite wake and windsurf.
Competitions: before 😉
Nb of days on the water per year: 100
Home Spot: La tranche sur mer and Pont Mahé.
Travel Spots: Nouméa
Favourite meal: pasta.
Favourite music: reggae.

Damien Brard

Last Name: BRARD
First Name: Damien
Height (m): 1,70
Weight (Kg): 65 kg
Country: France / 66 Pyrénées orientales
Profession: home oxygen therapy delivery/installer.
Activité préférée : SUP/surf
Best Tricks: Braveheart
Waterman since: 10 years.
Other practices: rugby, ski touring, vespa.
Competitions: no
Nb of days on the water per year: 1 à 2 fois par semaine
Home Spot: Canet en roussillon and all the 66 depending on conditions.
Travel Spots: Bali, Lanzarote, Carcans, Basque Country (twice a year by van)
Favourite meal: pizza.
Favourite music: reggae.

François-Xavier Bonnefous

Last Name: BONNEFOUS
First Name: François-Xavier
Height (m): 1,88
Weight (Kg): 77 kg
Country: France / 64 Pays Basque
Profession: quality controller for weather forecasters.
Preferred activity: do-it-yourself
Best Tricks: backside splash re-entry
Waterman since: recently.
Other practices: windsurf, surf, kite.
Competitions: 4th French surfkite championship 2014, 2 Aquitaine championship 2015.
Nb of days on the water per year: 150 maybe?
Home Spot: Basque Country.
Travel Spots: Southern Landes.
Favourite meal: kig ha farz.
Favourite music: the sound of the waves on the sand, the soft music of the wind in the trees.

Max Bottura

Last Name: BOTTURA
First Name: Max
Height (m): 1,88
Weight (Kg): 65 kg
Country: Italy
Profession: living off the water!
Preferred activity: SUP cruising
Best Tricks:
Waterman since: 1986 !
Other practices: SupRace, SupSurf, SurfKite, PaddleSkate, SurfSkate, shaper, travelling in a van, reading, writing, drawing with AutoCad
Competitions: freerider and European amateur gatherings
Nb of days on the water per year: 80/100 depending on luck and health!
Home Spot: Garda Lake, Italy
Travel Spots: Sardinia, Sicily, Mediterranean France (my wife is from Marseille), Morocco, Tunisia, Tarifa, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Cuba, Brasil, Mauritius, Egypt, Zanzibar, Gwada, Boa Vista…
Favourite meal: vegan… and sweet!
Favourite music: electronic (Daft Punk, Vitalic, Royksopp, Gorillaz, Moroder…)

Stéphane Bodet

Last Name: BODET
First Name: Stéphane
Height (m): 1,85
Weight (Kg): 82 kg
Country: France / 971 Guadeloupe
Profession: jurist.
Preferred activity: the glide on all supports!
Best Tricks: hang loose
Waterman since: 1989 (lifeguard at sea).
Other practices: SUP, SUPfoil, Surfoil, Prone, pirogue, bodysurf
Competitions: Molokai, Ze Race (SUP and pirogue), and soon downwind foil I hope
Nb of days on the water per year: 180 (I have to work a little).
Home Spot: les Alizés, anse Salabouelle (Le Moule).
Travel Spots: Australia, Hawaii, Basque Coast
Favourite meal: Prime Rib and Tomato Mozza
Favourite music: Gorillaz, Isaac Delusion

David Blomme

Last Name: BLOMME
First Name: David
Height (m): 1,78
Weight (Kg): 70 kg
Country: Belgium
Profession: Psychologist.
Preferred activity: SUP
Best Tricks: wipe-out
Waterman since: 1989.
Other practices: cycling, and a lot of windsurfing in my youth.
Competitions: no.
Nb of days on the water per year: I don’t count, never enough!
Home Spot: Blankenberge.
Travel Spots: BZH
Favourite meal: a little bit of everything.
Favourite music: a lot.

Mariano Billet

Last Name: BILLET
First Name: Mariano
Height: 176 cm
Weight: 75 kg
Country: Italy
Job: Architect
Preferred activity: Surfing of course !
Best move: snap, roller, floater.
Waterman since: 1982… time flies.
Other activities: Longboard, Windsurf, Wing Tjun, Snowboard.
Competitions: no.
Nb of days on the water per year: Hopefully more than 100 sessions per year!
Home spot: Nutria Point @ Marina di Carrara, Toscana.
Travel spots: Basque Country, Spain, Portugal, Canarias, Morocco, Bali, Oregon, Kenya, Corsica.
Favourite meal: Taglierini in beans and tordelli
Favourite music: All kind of music, Black Sabbath & hard rock first.

Cédric Barbier

Last Name: BARBIER
First Name: Cédric
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 68 kg
Country: France / 11
Job: High school teacher
Preferred activity: SUP
Best move: Bottom, roller, cutback and the 360!
Waterman since: 1986
Other activities: Windsurf, Kitesurf, and Surf
Competitions: no.
Nb of days on the water per year: at least 2 to 3 sessions per week!
Home spot: GRUISSAN (Mateille, La Vieille Nouvelle, Les Chalets)
Travel spots: Algeria, Morocco, France (Brittany, PACA, Landes …)
Favourite meal: Pasta
Favourite music: Rock

Geoffrey Barbati

Last Name: BARBATI
First Name: Geoffrey
Height: 1,92 m
Weight: 98 kg
Country: France / 83 Var
Job: Podiatrist
Preferred activity: Surf + SUP !
Best Move: noseride
Waterman since: 2000
Other activities: Rugby, running, spearfishing
Competitions: I don’t like
Nb of days on the water per year: unfortunately not enough
Home Spot: Saint cyr les Lecques
Travel Spots: Corsica, Run, Sardinia, Basque Country/Landes, Canaries
Favourite meal: Bolonese Spaghetti
Favourite music: almost everything except r’ and bidule

Fabio Angelini

Last Name: ANGELINI
First Name: Fabio
Height: 1,75 m
Weight: 74 kg
Country: Italy / Pomezia (Rome)
Job: Photographer, Surf Instructor, Beach Operator
Preferred activity: Paddling a glassy wave
Best Move: Snap on the top
Waterman since: 2011
Other activities: Photography, Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, Music, Films, Beach Lifestyle
Competitions: No, thanks, competitions only with food !
Nb of days on the water per year: Every day, for me, but I live in Italy, so… You can only imagine !
Home Spot: Surf & Music Torvajanica, Marinaretti Anzio
Travel Spots: Midigama Right, Anchor Point, Imsouane, Baleal, Playa de Somo, La Graviere, Los Lobos, many others…
Favourite meal: A lot of pasta and pizza, meat and salads
Favourite music: Soul style like Kings of Leon, slowly acoustic like John Mayer, sometimes hip hop and rap, but always good vibes

Marcel Van Bruggen

Last Name: VAN BRUGGEN
First Name: Marcel
Height: 1m92
Weight: 90Kg
Country: Netherlands
Job: Air Traffic Controller
Preferred activity: all water sports
Best move: I’m working on it
Waterman since: 2006
Other activities: chi-running, indoor rowing / fitness in my attic, living as healthy as possible (wine included)
Competitions: against myself only
Nb of days on the water per year: between 40 and 50 per year and it’s increasing.
Home spot: IJmuiderslag. Zandvoort
Travel spots: Any spot with sun and wind.
Favourite meal: sushi and pork ribs!
Favourite music: 80’s & 90’s

Maxime Tancons

Last Name: TANCONS
First Name: Maxime
Height: 1m87
Weight: 83Kg
Country: France / 06 Alpes maritime
Job: Air Traffic Controller
Preferred activity: Kite, SUP
Best move: Losing the board at the take off on a big kite jump
Shove in the Sup after a late take off
Waterman since: Almost forever
Other activities: Skiing, Krav Maga, guitar, piano
Competitions: Not in gliding sports
Nb of days on the water per year: between 50 and 100
Home spot: Cannes Palm Beach
Travel spots: L’Almanarre, Dakhla, Costa Rica, Wissant.
Favourite meal: a good grilled fish with rice and sea view
Favourite music:I like all styles, to listen and to play, impossible answer.

Cyril Torond

LAst Name: TOROND
First Name: Cyril
Height: 1m78
Weight: 87Kg
Country: France / 33/40
Job: Telecom network/security engineering
Preferred activity: Glide on all supports
Best move: Dark Slide Kiteloop + Frontside Bottom turn
Waterman since: Baby, swimmer at 18 years old, Kite since 2007, SUP since 2015
Other activities: Ski Freeride + Snowboard + Pilates + RPM
Competitions: Free activities
Nb of days on the water per year: As far as conditions allow!
Home spot: Bassin d’Arcachon/Biscarrosse (actually all the 33 and 40)
Travel spots: Pont Mahé, Tarifa/Cadiz (Spain), Lecce (Italy), Martinique , Safaga (Egypt)
Favourite meal: Watermelon, Rice in all recipes
Favourite music: Ai no corrida (Quincy Jones) / Summer Of The Occult (Seven Lions) / I feel it coming (The Weeknd, when I’m in the toilet lol).

Sébastien Taleux

Last Name: TALEUX
First Name: Sébastien
Height: 1m86
Weight: 90Kg
Country: France / 76 Normandie
Job:Firefighter
Preferred activity: water sports
Best move: Noseride and big roller in kite
Waterman since: 1983
Other activities: cycling, motorbike Harley Davidson
Competitions: France bodysurf 2008
Nb of days on the water per year: at least 150
Home spot: The Havre
Travel spots: All of France, new Caledonia.
Favourite meal: pasta
Favourite music: everything

Mathias Save de Beaurecueil

Last Name: SAVE DE BEAURECUEIL
First Name: Mathias
Height: 1m82
Weight: 84Kg
Country: France / 13 Bouches du Rhône
Job: key account manager
Preferred activity: being in the water with toys
Best move: gliding on the water
Waterman since: 20 years
Other activities: kite, SUP, surf, windsurf, wake, quad, snow, ski
Competitions: no
Nb of days on the water per year: more than 200
Home spot: Cassis
Travel spots: Les landes
Favourite meal: everything
Favourite music: Tiesto

Thierry Nicaud

Last Name: NICAUD
First Name: Thierry
Height: 1m72
Weight: 74Kg
Country: France / 50
Job: Sports teacher
Preferred activity: kite, sup surf
Best move: hangtime
Waterman since: my 18th birthday in windsurf
Other activities: judo, running, bodybuilding, snowboard
Competitions: judo
Nb of days on the water per year: once a week on average
Home spot: Collignon, Cherbourg (50)
Travel spots: Egypt, Rhodes
Favourite meal: pasta
Favourite music: kizomba

Nicolas Meline

Last Name: MELINE
First Name: Nicolas
Height: 1m76
Weight: 71Kg
Country: France / 76 seine Maritime
Job: Teacher
Preferred activity: kite, surf, and SUP
Best move: bacloop kiteloop and carved rollers in surfkite
Waterman since: start in windsurfing in 90′.
Other activities: longskate
Competitions: no
Nb of days on the water per year: 1 to 3 sessions per week
Home spot: The Havre.
Travel spots: Oléron/Ré/fNothern Finistère/cotentin
Favourite meal: everything that comes out of the short tracks, less intermediaries = + quality: like the red boards !!!
Favourite music: varied, from classical to hip hop, including the Californian garage.

Thomas Horton

Last Name: HORTON
First Name: Thomas
Height: 1m83
Weight : 77Kg
Country: USA / San Francisco
Job: retired
Preferred activity: strapless surfboard kiting
Best move: downloop
Waterman since: 1982
Other activities: Ski, climbing
Competitions: no
Nb of days on the water per year: more than 100d per year
Home spot: San Francisco
Travel spots: Los Barillas, Baja, Mexico
Favourite meal: Asparagus.
Favourite music: Blues.

Romain Gerber

Last Name: GERBER
First Name: Romain
Height: 1m80
Weight: 68Kg
Country: New Caledonia / Noumea
Job: orthodontist
Preferred activity: kite
Waterman since: 2008
Other activities: wakeboard, skate
Competitions: no
Nb of days on the water per year: a lot, at least 3 times a week
Home spot: Pornichet but New Caledonia since 2014.
Travel spots: Rhodes, fuerteventura, Australia, fidji
Favourite meal: BBQ.
Favourite music: Daft punk.

Pierre-Emmanuel Feuillet

Last Name: FEUILLET
First Name: Pierre-Emmanuel
Height: 1m93
Weight: 93Kg
Country: France / 56 Morbihan
Job: IT Technician
Preferred activity: Surf-Kite
Best move: Backloop-Kiteloop, no-foot board 360
Waterman since: 90’s
Other activities: Surf, Sailing, Mountain bike, kayak, carpentry
Competitions: Spi Ouest France
Nb of days on the water per year: between 50 and 150 days depending on the year.
Home spot: Morbihan between Etel and Vannes.
Travel spots: Cape Verde, Senegal, Mexico, Ireland, Spain, France, Sailboat with friends (smallest spot in the world).
Favourite meal: Lasagna in the pierem style.
Favourite music: Wax tailor, troublemakers, lost finger’s.

Matthieu Galic

Last Name: GALIC
First Name: Matthieu
Height: 1m83
Weight: 83Kg
Country: France / Tahiti
Job: IT project manager
Preferred activity: kite
Best move: dead man back loop
Waterman since: 1997
Other activities: sup, surf, fishing, mountain bike
Competitions: kite championship in brittany in 2000
Nb of days on the water per year: never enough
Home spot: Quiberon.
Travel spots: Brazil, Mexico, Morocco, Bali, USA, Argentina, Egypt, Easter Island….
Favourite meal: indian food.
Favourite music: daft punk, empire of the sun and anything that sounds like electro.

Fabien Drouin

Last Name: DROUIN
First Name: Fabien
Height (m): 1,77
Weight (Kg): 66 kg
Country: France / 44 Loire atlantique
Profession: aeronautical production engineer
Activité préférée : SUP and kite.
Best Tricks: backloop kiteloop in kite
Waterman since: 2002 starting with windsurfing.
Other practices: SUP surf, SUP Race, Kitesurf, Kitefoil.
Competitions: 2 SUP races per year to have fun with friends.
Nb of days on the water per year: between 50 and 80
Home Spot: Pornichet/La Baule
Travel Spots: 56/64
Favourite meal: grilled fishes.
Favourite music: everything.

Eric Desvergnes

Last Name: DESVERGNES
First Name: Eric
Height (m): 1,87
Weight (Kg): 91 kg
Country: France / 56 Morbihan
Profession: good-looking man in real estate
Preferred activity: play in the waves.
Best Tricks: The Rough Bulk.
Waterman since: 9 years old
Other practices: surf-kite, sailing, free diving, rugby.
Competitions : SUP Race, and Class 40.
Nb of days on the water per year: 100 to 150
Home Spot: Rhuys peninsula, Sainte Barbe, and Kerhilio.
Travel Spots: Corsicaaaa, Mada, Mauritius, Brazil, Breizh Islands, Costa Rica, Morocco, Cape Verde, Sri Lanka, Hispanola, Gwada….
Favourite meal: Pasta and meats.
Favourite music: rock.

Mathieu Delaporte

Last Name: DELAPORTE
First Name: Mathieu
Height (m): 1,82
Weight (Kg): 80 kg
Country: France / 44 Loire atlantique
Profession: blood product distribution technician
Preferred activity: kite.
Best Tricks: backloop
Waterman since: 23 years.
Other practices: volleyball, sailing, cycling, bodyboarding, snowboarding and skiing.
Competitions: teenager sailing on a “western wind”, and since niet.
Nb of days on the water per year: 80
Home Spot: la mine (piriac sur mer).
Travel Spots: Fuerteventura, Britanny
Favourite meal: carbo pasta! and I love Lebanese cuisine.
Favourite music: rock, reggae.

Laurent Dasse

Last Name: DASSE
First Name: Laurent
Height: 1,63 m
Weight: 63 kg
Country: France / 17 Charente-maritime
Job: sports teacher
Preferred activity: SUP and kite
Best Move: a nice spray
Waterman since: very young, swimming certificate at 7 years old, surfing in 1992, kite 2003, SUP 2012
Other activities: climbing, squash, weight training, mountain biking
Competitions: I prefer challenges between friends
Nb of days on the water per year: about 100
Home Spot: Royan for kiteboarding, Pontaillac for surfing
Travel Spots: Portugal, fuerteventura
Favourite meal: a yoghurt with cereals
Favourite music: Anything that sounds like a good video soundtrack

Florent D'Ales

Last Name: D’ALES
First Name: Florent
Height: 1,83 m
Weight: 85 kg
Country: France / 40 Landes
Job: sailor
Preferred activity: Kite, surf, bodysurf, barrels, snow
Best Move: high jump, railey, snap
Waterman since: very young, first step on a single fin at 7 years old
Other activities: freeboard, judo
Competitions: what? with mates, or only at gatherings
Nb of days on the water per year: 50 to ride, and 180 to work on the water
Home Spot: Contis, 40170 Landes
Travel Spots: the world, every ocean
Favourite meal: duck confit, gizzards, Surf & Turf, sugar
Favourite music: Everything, reggae, house, rap, rock, soul

Florent Cameron

Last Name: CAMERON
First Name: Florent
Height (m): 1,75
Weight (Kg): 75 kg
Country: France / 50 Manche
Profession: Pharmacist
Preferred discipline: kite in waves
Best Tricks:
Waterman since: very young
Other practices: boat, bike, hiking, SUP
Competitions: no
Nb of days on the water per year: a hundred
Home Spot: Siouville, Sciotot, Querqueville, Jonville, Quinéville
Travel Spots: Brittany, Morocco, Corsica
Favourite meal: Barbecue grilled sausages
Favourite music: jazz, jazz, and more jazz

Marc Brodiez

Last Name: BRODIEZ
First Name: Marc
Height (m): 1,85
Weight (Kg): 90 kg
Country: France / 33 Gironde
Profession: art teacher
Preferred discipline: kite
Best Tricks: manual
Waterman since: 1990
Other practices: kayaking, bodyboarding, surfing, freediving
Competitions: 2 times world champion in kayak
Nb of days on the water per year: as soon as I can.
Home Spot: Bud bud and Lacanau
Travel Spots: santa cruz (Portugal)
Favourite meal: long cooking such as leg of lamb of 7h and oysters
Favourite music: music without words

Vincent Bonne

Last Name: BONNE
First Name: Vincent
Height (m): 1,82
Weight (Kg): 75 kg
Country: France / 56 Morbihan
Profession: firefighter
Preferred activity: supsurf / kitesurf
Best Tricks: Roller / Backmob
Waterman since: 2002.
Other practices: kite, surf, suprace, wake, snow.
Competitions: no.
Nb of days on the water per year: 100/120.
Home Spot: Quiberon peninsula.
Travel Spots: Mauritius, Martinique, Vendée, Normandy!
Favourite meal: Pasta
Favourite music: Rock, Electro, Classic.

Become a GONG ambassador

If you’re looking for an Ambassador close to you, here is a link about the subject on our Forumso you can contact them :
See subject about Ambassadors close to you in the GONG Forum.

Are you excited to share your passion ?!

GONG is looking for Ambassadors for SUP/Shortboard/Longboard/Kitesurf.
To become part of the GONG family and take advantage of incredible prices, become part of the GONG Ambassador team NOW!!!

Definition of the GONG Ambassador role:

  • Promote the Brand and the site gong-galaxy.com by all means possible.
  • Represent our cool and open spirit at your local spots.
  • Send us a ton of action/ambiance/lifestyle shots and your feedback on the gear.
  • Bring us a maximum of clientele eager to live the Aloha!

The Pros for the GONG Ambassador:

  • Incredible prices.
  • The newest products to review.
  • The possibility to change gear often without losing money.

GONG expectations:

We expect our Ambassadors to be the local relay between the local client and our work in developing the sport.

How we select our GONG Ambassadors:

Our selection is not based off of skill level, contrary to our Pro Team, but off the capacity to communicate our passion with respect to our values of durable development and equitable commerce.

The GONG Philosophy in a few words:

  • An open and relaxed spirit, but with real values and competence.
  • Conscious about ecological issues and for responsible actions.
  • A will to develop within an enlightened community.
  • A policy about pricing that fully respects a healthy balance between the factory, the Brand and the client.
  • A distribution based off 100% Direct Sales that lowers the prices so a greater number of people can share our passions.
  • Products that are innovative but conceived and tested for the longest life possible.
  • Communication and imagery through gong-galaxy.com. The most minimal printed publicity possible, less paper more trees.
  • The rejection of Snobism. GONG has the objective to optimize everyones pleasure, everyday and everywhere.
  • The direct contact between the conceivers and utilizers.

Still interested? Contact us via our contact form.

Work at GONG

GONG is growing fast because of you. We’re doubling every year, and this growth is accelerating again.

Our job is very specialized. So much so that finding a candidate that is efficient and fast is rare. In general, it takes us 2 years of formation to integrate one into our ranks. It is simply the delay needed for two product cycles to pass. One is needed to learn, and the second is to get them efficient and working at our rhythm. The GONG rhythm…

First and foremost we’re looking for candidates that are open to this hardcore formation and also have the necessary foundations to progress.

We’re talking about people passionate about Surf and/or Kite. A Surf Culture is primordial. Lots of people come knocking on our door and think having seen Point Break 3 times counts… No, Surf Culture is a long and total immersion in a world that is apart.

We’re talking about people that love action, because GONG moves fast. You need to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee, constant change, nonstop progression.

To finish, GONG is a state of spirit that with values that include sharing, passion, outward openness, and social and environmental responsibility. We have a lot of fun here at GONG, and it’s mostly because there some killer people chilling around a box of biscuits…

So if you have a mad desire to live in the Surf world and want to live on the frontier between Vendeé and Brittany, in a magnificent region where the versatility of the Sea is fundamental, then come home.

See our job's position