Michel Bourez – Bustin’ Down The Tour

What if a Tahitian could go from 'heavy water guy' to genuine World Title contender?

What if the World Championship Tour's biggest power house could shake the tag of 'oversurfing' and win a WCT final in Rio beachbreaks...

In 2014, Michel Bourez shed the moniker of niche, tube/rail specialist, upped his overall game to win 2 events of the first 4... and rocketed to genuine World Title contender.

All by challenging himself to #AskWhatIf

Michel Bourez, or the Spartan if you prefer, cares little for reputation. Be they his, or those of his rival.

Nor is he much perturbed by being pigeonholed, labelled as a ‘these conditions’ or ‘that venue’ contender.

He just wants to win. More importantly – knows he can.

So while many surf fans, from insider to arm chair were surprised at the Spartan’s ascent from reef specialist to dangerman in every condition, you can bet he wasn’t.

Michel challenges himself to achieve bigger and better every day, by asking ‘What If’.


You could win a trip to the Hurley Pro Trestles 2015 for you and a friend by using the #AskWhatIf hashtag – and your imagination.

Here’s how.

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