Lowdown on the DC Euro Boys

With seven Euros now on the Dream Tour, Australia and the USA are coming to grips with Europe as a major force in surfing, DC has known all along that major talent lies in the Old Country, backing such talents as Marc Lacomare, Joan Duru and Patrick Bevan. DC thought it was time you got to meet three phenomenal surfers from France.

Marc Lacomare
Birth date: 04/07/1990
Birthplace: Toulouse, France
Resides: Capbreton, France
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 77 kg
How long you’ve been riding: 11 years
Year got sponsored: 8
Other Sponsors: Oakley, Channel Island
Music: Lil Wayne, The Game …
Favorite movies: Gladiators
Favorite food: Sushi
Favorite video game: WII
Top 3 activities besides Surf riding: tennis, golf, motocross
Video appearances: catalyst, Euroforce
Top 5 competition achievements: 3rd Narrabeen, 3rd Vendee pro, 2nd Global Challenge
Surf influences: Andy Irons, Dane Reynolds
Top 3 Non-Surf Influences: Tiger Woods, Roger Federrer
Best thing about Surf: surfing perfect waves
Worst thing about Surf: flat
Best place to ride: Graviere, Mentawai
Thank you to… My Parents, friends, family, sponsors

Patrick Beven

Birth date: 12/06/1978
Birthplace: Rio
Resides: Capbreton, France
Height: 160 cm
Weight: 76 kg
How long you’ve been riding: 13 years
Year got sponsored: 7 years
Other Sponsors –
Music: DMX, Bob Marley, Metallica
Heroes: Annick Beven
Favorite movies: Mohammed Ali
Favorite word: Hawaii
Favorite food: Salad
Favorite video game: Street Fight
Favorite Surf mag: Surfing
Favorite trick: Holly Up
Top 3 activities besides Surf riding: Jiu-Jitsu, boxing,
Video appearances: Catalyst
Top 5 competition achievements: Quiksilver Pro
Top 5 media achievements: Video
Surf influences: Andy Irons
Top 3 Non-Surf Influences: Arona, Federrer, Pierre Agnes
Inspirations: Yoga
Favorite article of clothing: Shoes, Jogging, boardshort
Best thing about Surf
Worst thing about Surf
Best place to ride: Mentawaii
Worst place to go: Afghanistan
Thank you to… My Brother Miky, Pierre, Mimi

Joan Duru

Birth date: 25/04/1989
Birthplace: Bayonne, France
Resides: Ondres, France
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 82 kg
How long you’ve been riding: 11 years
Year got sponsored: 9
Other Sponsors: Quiksilver, Pukas
Music: NTM, Sinik, 50cent
Heroes: Rocky
Favorite movies: Gladiator
Favorite word: Parfait!
Favorite food: my grand mother’s food
Favorite video game: don’t like
Favorite Surf mag: Surf Session
Favorite trick: Air Reverse
Top 3 activities besides Surf riding: Moto, Snow, Tennis
Top 5 competition achievements: 1st WSQ Vendee 2009, European Junior Champion, and French Champion
Surf influences: Tom Curren
Top 3 Non-Surf Influences: Nadal
Inspirations: Dane Reynolds
Best thing about Surf: to be alone in the nature
Best place to ride: Capbreton
Worst place to go: Newquay
Thank you to… Family, friends, sponsors


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