Often the first ready to go to the water or to look for conditions on the other side of France, Jules Chollet is always on the starting blocks.
Passionate, he loves to push the limits whether it's on the water during a 200-km downwinders or in the office helping out with F-ONE's latest R&D developments.
Richelieu, Cap d’Agde, France
Double loop late back with a kitefoil
A tube in surf foil
To have fun with friends, to test out prototypes and to become better
Jesse Richman, Keahi de Aboitiz
Raclette is really good, except between sessions!
Can you tell us a bit more about your passion for all your sports - kiteboarding, surf foiling, wing foiling?
Since I was a child, I have been immersed in the marine environment, as my father started kiting when I was just born. I started with a traction kite on the sand while he was riding nearby. At around 10 years old, I started riding as well. Kiteboarding was the beginning of everything as it made me discover other disciplines like surf foil or wing foil. I'm super thankful to be able to do everything with the gear that F-ONE and MANERA provide me with.
I find that the goal of each session is not the same as five years ago. Now, we try to choose the gear according to the conditions, to have the most fun on the water. Anyway, kiteboarding will always remain the starting point for me, and I truly think that it's the discipline that offers the most possibilities to me.
You just won the lottery, what would you do first?
I'd try to find and buy houses on little known and perfect spots to spend my time traveling between spotd and enjoying the water!
Words to live by?
Go big or go home!
What’s the most amazing thing you’ve experienced?
It's hard because there are quite a few! What I prefer above all is to share good sessions with my friends. I rarely ride alone! Our last trip to Fuerteventura with Tom Constant and Matt Argentin was really great! We found ourselves in the line-up sharing some nice rights with Tom who was on a wing, me on a surf kiting, and Matt in the water with his camera taking pictures of us!
What do you do on a day without wind or waves?
I go fishing if there are tunas around! Otherwise, I'm also in engineering school on a work-study basis, so I follow the classes (sometimes from the spots) during the school year, and I participate in the development of gear in F-ONE's offices. On weekends without conditions (and that rarely happens!), I like to disconnect from it all and do other activities with my friends.