Top 5 things you carry while going for surfing?
Sunscreen from SeventyOne, water or tea in my hydroflask, bikini, my board obviously (Channel Island) and the hair mask from Puressential.
Myths about surfing that need to be busted?
That surfing is all the time under palm trees in a bikini. Sometime, I have to wake up at 4.45 and it is 5°Celsius and I have to put my wetsuit on that is still a bit wet and go surf in a 14/15 °C water when it is still dark. That it is just a lifestyle, I think now competivive surfer are real athletes. That it could be a dangerous sport, it really depends on the conditions. And that surfer girls are not super models but athletes.
How do you create a balance while using social media?
Lucky enough I didn’t grow up with it. It came a bit later in France… So I had my instagram around 18/19 years old. But it was more for fun then arriving on the World Tour 5 years ago, I understood that it was a big part of our job as athletes. At that time I had 1K followers and I was so far behind all the americans, australian girls. So I really had the chance to choose what I wanted to show and share the values that means something to me. I wanted to be true, honest, authentic. But I definitly worked hard for my social media because I didn’t have a major sponsor at this time and it’s certainly didn’t help. Anyway, I am not a big fan of social media but it is part of my life as a job. And the fact to be able to follow friends from far is kind of cool. But everything look so perfect on social media even to me that I have probably one of the best life I could ask for, I think the grass is greener for someone else. SO, please girls, don’t believe everything that is on social media… take the good, leave the fake and be proud of yourself.
Message for your 99K followers on Instagram?
Like I said, I really try to be as natural, honest, authantic as I can. And I think I am doing a good job ;). I want to share with you all the adventure I am fortunate to be part of. And I am so thankful for all the support you gave me the past couple of years. Smile and the world will smile you back ! 🙂 xoxo
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