"You never surf anywhere better than your own home break" said Richie Collins in oneill's 1991 epic 'o-zone'.

Like much of Richie's stuff, that mightn't be strictly true... but you see Richie's broader point. Familiarity breeds content.

Adrien Aimé Toyon opted to break 2017's salty hymen in the native waters of his very own Reunion Isle, where he'd sagely spent the festive season. A wise, wise choice.

His adopted home, Biarritz, is currently both flat, and minus 3 degrees.

So much more than just a pretty face, that Aimé!