Best hair/beard style you’ve had so far this year:
My new gypsy style, longer hair and small beard.
Best barrel you haven’t surfed yet:
Somewhere in Northern Tenerife.
Malik Joyeux’s gecko.
Best near miss driving the jetski:
Losing the engine cutoff switch at La Nord just a few seconds before the impact.
Best thing about being in France:
Having different seasons.
Best training for tow surfing:
Boxing on a regular basis.
Best way to deal with fear:
Surfing real Teahupoo isn’t a bad place to start.
Best way to live on a shoe string inTahiti:
Live like the locals.
Best board to travel with:
5’9” Twinnie by Rob Vaughan.
Best thing about coming back home:
Checking La Gravière at 7am with my bike and buying some chocolatines on the way back.
Best way to balance partying and surfing:
Less partying, more surfing.
Best thing about Sri Lanka this year:
Overcoming my fear of snakes.
Best move to be on the cover of Surf Europe:
Any good move on any decent wave.
Best guys to surf beach breaks with:
Jéremy Flores, Tim Boal, Patrick Beven, Romain Cloitre.
Michel Bourez, Fredo, Miky, Kevin Johnson.
Best late take off at Chopes:
Andy Irons’ face slide a few years back.
Best advice when caught inside on big days:
Best board for firing Safi:
6’4” x 183/8” x 23/8”.
Best thing about Morocco:
Best thing about not doing contests:
Spending your time chasing swells, not tour points.
Best way to become a complete surfer:
TRAVEL THE WORLD AND THE SEVEN SEAS