I'm an island boy from Corsica ( island in the Mediterranean sea ), and I've been surfing since I was 14 years old, dreaming about warm water and perfect waves. I moved in Tahiti as soon as I got my diploma and never left. It's been 18 years now that I've lived in the watermans' paradise, enjoying the ocean every single day.
This is why I love the ocean!
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Where did you grow up?
Corsica, in the Mediterranean sea.
Where are you currently living now?
What are your favourite local spots?
My favourite surfspots are the beachbreaks on the east side of Tahiti.
Do you have any other favourite breaks?
My other favourite breaks are Point Panic on Oahu, and Waikiki for longboarding.
What breaks are on your bucket list?
On my bucket list is Costa Rica.
Have you always bodysurfed?
I ride shortboard and longboard too but hardly get on a board now since I'm totally addicted to bodysurfing.
How are bodysurfers viewed in your local line-up?
People in the line-up are really amazed and curious to watch us bodysurfing as before I started a little community getting friends into it, you hardly saw bodysurfers over here.
What do you find cool and inspiring about bodysurfing?
The magic of bodysurfing is to be feel the power of the wave with your whole body.
What’s inspiring you in the water right now?
What inspires me is the perpetual progression i can feel session after session.
Where do you hope to take your bodysurfing over the next year?
For next year I will take my bodysurfing in California, Hawaii and maybe Australia.