The Best with Didier Piter

Best thing about that drop at Teahupoo in ’98:
I let my instincts take control on
that one.
Best surf trip of your career:
Trip in Polynesia with Malik Joyeux and the Gotcha Boyz.
Best surf movie ever:
Free Ride.
Best thing about being a veteran of European surfing:
Locals are cool with me at the good spots of the continent.
Best thing about Senegal:
Love of life day by day.
Best phrase:
‘What doesn’t kill you only makes
you stronger.’
Best French talents, according to the coach:
The girls and Joan Duru.
Best thing about being head coach of the French team:
See a surfer exceed himself.
Best way to get a wave at Pipe:
Humility, patience and pugnacity.
Best advice for surfers wanting to get into contest mode:
Take pleasure doing it.
Best place to party in Dakar:
You’d have to ask my friend Sabri.
Best thing you do when not surfing:
Being with my family.
Best advice for a beginner:
Watch the ocean carefully.
Best advice for an intermediate:
Use the energy of the wave.
Best advice for a good surfer:
Become the wave.
Best surfboard ever:
Pipe gun 7’7” Arakawa.
Best quality of Didier Piter:
Worst fault of Didier Piter:
Best thing about videoing surfing:
Video never lies.
Best session ever at Ouakam:
With Phillipe Malvaux a long long
time ago.
Best feeling when you reached the semi-finals at Pipe:
Feeling on top of the world and thinking, ‘surfing is just too good.’
Best thing about not competing anymore:
You can play around and have fun with your quiver.
Best golf handicap:
No better than 18, unfortunately.
Best life accomplishment:
My kids.
Best thing about being European Champ:
Winning it back to back.
Best thing about working with Pottz:
His surfing does the talking.
Best place to live on the planet:
Here and now.
Best thing about living in Seignosse:
High tide banks and the golf course.


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