Hi Chris, how is it going lately?
All good, enjoying home !!
How would you describe yourself?
As a little thing trying to enjoy the most of my time on earth.
What passions do you have besides surfing?
I like free diving and playing video games with my friends...
How would you describe your surf style? What are your favourite manoeuvres, what are your weaknesses?
My style.. is kind of aggressive and fast , I like air moves but carving is still a great feeling. My weaknesses ... I want to have more power in my surfing and I would like to have more chains in my manoeuvres.
Are there any movie projects running you gonna be featured in?
Not really...I got footage with Ludo Lasserre “falling angel prod” for this year and some clips for Oneill web site and internet
Which surfers impress you most?
Dane Reynolds the boss, Andy, Kelly, Jordy, Jamie O ..
What do you love about being home?
Good waves , friends, parties, girls , free diving , worm weather , food !!
What don’t like about being home?
It starts to be crowded .....
What are your plans for the future? Hitting the qs full time or do you prefer free surfing?
This year I'll focus much more on the Europeen main events so I have more time for free surfing .I feel that I can develop my surfing and it s the way I like to rip that..
How do you see the evolution of European surfing?
European surfing has taken a better place in the surfing world , especially in contests. Surfers have more experience and travel together. Beside free surfing is not as developed as other countries like Australia...
We had a good pack of Euros on tour last year, but now there’s only three…Why do you think the Euro force still has its problems in the ct?
It s already tuff to qualify on the wqs and stay focus all year long. Then next you have to compete in a different heat format, against the best 10 or 15 asp surfers.. some of them are on the ct since 5 years and more. On world class waves it's a big job.. I think the Euroforce needs more experience on the ct , like years ago on the qs, step by step.
Where do you see European surfing in 10 years?
Max Hussenot just became world junior champ, with guys like Jeremy, Miky, Tiago, Aritz... sharing their experience , he'll go the good way!!
Michel and Tim are ripping!!
Thanks Chris for your time!! Any last words you want to share?
Na ral un dodo (means beer time in creole )!!
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