TEAM ROSTER AND BIOS
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France
DIVISION /
Guillaume Colin
  • Age / 38
  • Born / Montpellier, France
  • Resides in / Montpellier, France
  • Board / KS Expert
  • Hobbies / Surf, kayak, apnea, ski, bike
Guillaume, French waveski surfer enjoying Mediterranean waves!
France
DIVISION /
Cécile Hernandez
  • Age / 48
  • Born / SAINT ESTEVE
  • Resides in / SAINT ESTEVE
  • Board / 7
  • Sponsors / Harmonie Mutuelle Ecouter Voir ByMyCAr Véolia
  • Hobbies / Snowboard Surf Skate BMX
I am Cécile From France

Surfer beginner since I won my gold medal @ Beijing 2022 in Parasbx

I am a multiple sclerosis warrior and I am involved in lot of associations in France to promote and defend invisible disabilities but women in sports also.
France
DIVISION /
Pierrot Gagliano
  • Age / 22
  • Born / Hourtin
  • Resides in / Hourtin
  • Favorite surf break / Ponta pequeña
  • Board / Pukas Tasty treat
  • Sponsors / Pukas, L’escale
  • Biggest Achievement / French champion VISUEL2
  • Hobbies / Surf Skate Snowboard Guitar
My passion for surfing
France
DIVISION /
Emmanuelle Blanchet
  • Age / 41
  • Born / La Roche sur Yon
  • Resides in / La Roche sur Yon
  • Favorite surf break / La grande Plage. St Gilles X Vie
  • Board / Bottum turn
  • Biggest Achievement / Vice Championne de France 2021
  • Hobbies / Surf. Natation
Parasurfeuse kneel depuis 2021. 

Maman de 2 enfants. 
France
DIVISION /
Geoffroy Moucheboeuf
  • Age / 32
  • Born / Bordeaux
  • Resides in / Bordeaux
  • Favorite surf break / Lege Cap Ferret
  • Board / Maurice Cole 6'9
  • Biggest Achievement / Champion de France
  • Hobbies / surf, triathlon, snowboard, reading, cinema
Car accident 05/03/2020

Femoral amputee

Docteur PMR in Intensive Care and Traumatic Center
France
DIVISION /
Maxime Cabanne
  • Age / 29
  • Born / Bayonne
  • Resides in / Bayonne
  • Favorite surf break / anglet plage du club
  • Board / kneeboard
  • Sponsors / katxi klothing, mundaka optic, surf burger
  • Biggest Achievement / vice-champion d'europe, 3 times France champion
  • Hobbies / sport, wheelchair pelota, wheelchair tennis, sit ski, party, food, friends
I would like people to know that after my accident, it was sport that saved me. Today I live only for sport I practiced a lot at a high level, I had the chance to know several France teams in several disciplines and to make a lot of beautiful encounters. Now I'm aiming for the top level and the Paralympics in 2028 in surfing. 





I would like all people who have an accident to know the happiness I have known through sport this is what has allowed me to rebuild myself and be stronger.
France
DIVISION /
Celine Rouillard
  • Age / 40
  • Born / Arbonne
  • Resides in / Arbonne
  • Favorite surf break / Hendaye
  • Board / 8'
  • Biggest Achievement / European championship
  • Hobbies / Paint , drap, read walk Witherspoon my dog
Surfing is very important for me and my hearth. 

I have multiple sclerosis and the surf saved me.
France
DIVISION /
Philippe Naud
  • Age / 38
  • Born / Ile d'Yeu
  • Resides in / Ile d'Yeu
  • Favorite surf break / La Pulante
  • Board / Thruster
  • Sponsors / West, Smoothstar, LeFriant surfboards
  • Biggest Achievement / vice world champion stand 2
  • Hobbies / Surfing
Vraiment heureux de participer à la compétition ISA World Para Surfing !
France
DIVISION /
Eric Dargent
  • Age / 45
  • Born / MARTIGUES
  • Resides in / MARTIGUES
  • Favorite surf break / france
  • Board / short board
  • Sponsors / proteor btc orthopedie fone manera s-wings
  • Biggest Achievement / vice world champion
  • Hobbies / surf skate snow...
I love my wife Carine ;-)  and I love surfing... I forget my handicap
France
DIVISION /
Thomas Da Silva
  • Age / 21
  • Born / Bayonne
  • Resides in / Bayonne
  • Favorite surf break / Position du seigneur
  • Board / La Joconde
  • Biggest Achievement / 2 ème à l'US Open 2022
  • Hobbies / Surfez
Triple champion de France para surf
France
DIVISION /
Laurie Phipps
  • Age / 21
  • Born / Seignosse
  • Resides in / Seignosse
  • Favorite surf break / Les Bourdaines, Seignosse
  • Board / Mark Phipps Shapes
  • Sponsors / Mark Phipps Shapes
  • Biggest Achievement / French Parasurf Champion (stand 2) 2022
  • Hobbies / surfing, snowboarding
I was born in SW France to a Welsh mother and Australian father and nowadays spend most of the year in France.  I spent my younger years growing up between France and Victoria in Australia and was lucky enough to learn to surf betwween these two beautiful places with my Dad and younger brother and sister.  I'm grateful that my Dad is a shaper and can help me alot with my boards.

I recently started snowboarding and love spending time in the mountains with friends during the winter months. 
France
DIVISION /
Valentine Moskotéoc
  • Age / 12
  • Born / Orléans
  • Resides in / Orléans
  • Favorite surf break / Ilbaritz Beach @ Bidart (France)
  • Board / Olaian Foam Board 6'
  • Biggest Achievement / 3rd @ French National Championship 2022
  • Hobbies / Read, play the flute & listen to music
I am 12 and the youngest competitor at the event this year.

I am blind and surf since the age of 7 in various French spots.


I am proud to be part of the French team and to participate first the fisrt time to international event.

Beyond surf, I love classical music and play the flute.
France
DIVISION /
Clavaud-paul Clément
  • Age / 35
  • Born / Mérignac
  • Resides in / Mérignac
  • Favorite surf break / sand
  • Board / Gong
  • Sponsors / no
  • Biggest Achievement / vice champion of france
  • Hobbies / Surf
I m so happy to go to California to surf Pismo Beach. I will give my best. 
France
DIVISION /
Lou Mechiche
  • Age / 16
  • Born / Bordeaux
  • Resides in / Bordeaux
  • Favorite surf break / Biscarosse
  • Board / Mini Malibu
  • Sponsors / Roxy
  • Biggest Achievement / 4th at the 2020 ISA World Para Surfing Championship
  • Hobbies / Cooking, Make-up
Visually impaired since the age of 2 because of a brain tumor.

Lou, who has always dreamed about it, started surfing when her health allowed it after 5 years of heavy treatments (chemotherapy...) and then very quickly became fond of competitions.

Today her vision can be translated as follows:

- Complete blindness in her left eye (she can perceive some lights)

- She sees as if through a straw with her right eye (tubular vision) with a very low visual acuity.

This is her second participation in the ISA World Para Surfing Championship, she is happy to wear the colors of France and to be again in front of athletes from around the world.

"The Waves have the power to make me forget the disability".
France
DIVISION /
Beatrice Duran
  • Age / 51
  • Born / Lesparre Médoc
  • Resides in / Lesparre Médoc
  • Favorite surf break / Carcans
  • Board / 7'
  • Biggest Achievement / Vice Championne de Gironde Open
  • Hobbies / Balade au bord de l'océan, lecture
Précision Position : allongée (Prone2).

Précision board: je n'ai pas encore de planche personnelle, j'utilise celle de l'école inspir'ocean. Pour l'instant ma préférée est une 7' avec un nose fin. Pour les ailerons (nombre, position) nous faisons encore des test. 

Je suis amputée des 4 membres depuis 2010. J'ai dû abandonner beaucoup de mes hobbies après le handicap : danse moderne jazz, sport en eau vive (canyoning, rafting, hydrospeed, kayak...), baignade à l'océan, randonnées en haute montagne (Pyrénées). J'ai aussi dû renoncer à mon métier d'enseignante.

Je viens juste de débuter en surf. Mon premier cours en mai 2022. Ma kiné connaissant ma frustration de ne plus pouvoir aller à l'océan, m'a parlé d'un moniteur de surf qui pratique le surf adapté. Cela a été un grand bonheur de pouvoir retourner dans l'eau, j'ai même retrouvé la sensation de glisse. Le surf m'apporte beaucoup de bien-être. Et aussi j'ai rencontré un groupe de personnes formidables lors des compétitions et des stages (training). Ils sont devenus très importants pour moi.
France
DIVISION /
Pierre Pochat
  • Age / 52
  • Born / bayonne
  • Resides in / bayonne
  • Favorite surf break / anglet
  • Board / 7'4 mid-length
  • Sponsors / none
  • Biggest Achievement / European vice-champion
  • Hobbies / cinema, travelling.
I'm a local in Anglet, France. I'm married with 2 kids. When my health started to decline in 1998, I went on a trip around the world that lasted 7 months.  I've surfed in off-the-beaten tracks destinations like Ghana, the Andaman Islands ( India) and Madagascar.  Once, in Fiji, my boat capsized while surfing a reef a very long way from shore. We got rescued after a while.   
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