As soon as he wakes up, Paul checks the weather. No matter where he is or the time of year. And even if there is no wind, he will find a way to be on the water.
Born and raised in Gruissan in Southern France, kitesurfing was an obvious and natural choice for him. From a professional competitive career to now coach and R&D tester, Paul’s life has revolved around the sport since the age of 10.
His passion has never faded since, despite a few injuries and hard-knock times. He now cherishes the opportunity to travel all around the world, continuously living out his dream.
STAY A FIGHTER.
Double heart attack
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Can you tell us a bit more about your passion for kitesurfing?
It started pretty early, as I got hooked when I was 10 years old, thanks to my mom and dad. The magic part about this sport is that I enjoy riding now as much as I enjoyed it 15 years ago. It doesn’t matter the conditions or the place on Earth, I just love to kite. But you truly realize that kiteboarding is everything in your life when every morning, you check the wind, the potential kite spot from the plane, or when you think of your next session just after finishing one. The list can go on and on!
You just won the lottery, what would you do first?
I hope I won a lot because I have some massive projects!
First, I’ll make the exact same wave as Kelly Slater in my backyard and then if I still have some money left, I’ll buy a house in every kite spot I love, one in Greece for freestyle, one in Mauritius for the waves and one in Australia for everything else.
What’s the most amazing thing you’ve experienced?
Living the life I live right now. Traveling the world on my own and living from my passion is something I’ve always dreamed of and it’s now a reality. I often tell myself that I’m living in a dream world, but it turns out that this is my life, my real life.
What are you doing during a day without wind?
Without wind you can do a lot. If there are waves, I surf for sure, but when I’m home I start my day with a gym session and then the afternoon is free. So either I foil if the wind is just light or I do something else if there is no wind at all, like cleaning my car from the tons of sand I bring back or I just do other sports like cycling, swimming or running.