Winter has had a bit of something for everyone in SW France this year.

From 100ft death gales to 2ft clean days, frigid -7 mornings to balmy 20 deg bronzing sessions at lunch.

Marc Lacomare got some sweet kegs around Hossegor before injuring his hinge getting pressed by a lip. All fixed up now, he's ready to give the Australian QS events a crack. But in the meantime, let's remind ourselves why he loves his native Aquitaine so very much...