I’m currently living in Morocco till the end of the year, to study during a semester in Al Akhawayn University as I’m a student of a French business school (Emlyon Business School), but I’m born in Basque Country: This is where I grew up, and all my friends and family are there, so that’s pretty much home for me.
WHERE IS HOME FOR YOU?
HOW DID YOU START SURFING AND WHERE?
I started surfing in Hendaye beach when I was 5 years old. I grew up between the beach of Saint Jean de Luz, Bidart and Biarritz where I made part of the “Pole Espoir” team during High School.
WHAT IS YOUR ALL-TIME FAVORITE WAVE/SPOT?
Every spot can be perfect when everything comes together. But my favorite spot would be somewhere in Urrugne probably, and then I’d say Mundaka.
SOMETHING ABOUT SURFING YOU WISH YOU KNEW 10 YEARS AGO?
I wish I could have tried more different types of surfboards to understand how diverse this sport can be when changing your equipment. Every wave is different but every surfboard is too, so there is no limit.
WHAT IS YOUR NUMBER ONE SURFING DESTINATION YOU STILL NEED TO VISIT?
I would say Tahiti.
HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR DOWNTIME IN BETWEEN SURFING?
Working, studying, doing other sports like Bask Pelote or cycling.
WHAT OTHER BOARD SPORTS DO YOU DO?
I pretty much only surf but I’ve tried Wakeboard a few times and I loved it! I’ve also tried Foiling recently and it looked so fun!
YOUR FAVORITE FAST FOOD?
Don’t like it but when there is no other options I’ll go to McDonalds.
YOUR UNIQUE SKILL?
BEST EXCUSE TO SKIP A WORKOUT?
Waves are good / waves are really good / there are waves.