Skim Tour France 2019 - Beryl BESSEAU remporte la deuxième étape
Organisée par la Fédération Française de Surf et LA Glisse ; la seconde étape de la coupe de France de skimboard 2019 a eu lieu ce week-end sur le spot de Bonne Source à Pornichet (44). 25 riders se sont donnés rendez-vous samedi 18 mai pour le lancement de la seconde étape de la coupe de France sur la plage de Bonne Source.
Skim Tour France 2019
L'association et la Fédération Française de Surf organisent la seconde étape de la Coupe de France de skimboard 2019, qui aura lieu à La Tranche sur mer (Vendée) les 20 et 21 avril prochain.
Liners - Oléron
COMPTE-RENDU DE LA 3ÈME ÉTAPE DE LA COUPE DE FRANCE 2018
A contrario de l'année précédente, la météo réservée aux compétiteurs n'a pas était des plus clémente. Le vent s'étant invité dès la fin de matinée, les conditions de vague étaient dégradées dès le premier tour.
Les enfants de la dune
Credits: Eric Vieux-Rochat
2ème ETAPE DE COUPE DE FRANCE DE SKIMBOARD 2018
L'association et la Fédération Française de Surf organisent la seconde étape de la Coupe de France de skimboard 2018, qui aura lieu à La Tranche sur mer (Vendée) les 29 et 30 septembre prochain. LE SPOT La Tranche sur mer : Plage de l'Aunis ou embarcadère Situer sur la carte Vous devez vous inscrire ici avant le 28 Septembre 2018.
SKIM THE WORLD : Olivier Harrault
WHO: Olivier Harrault
Sponsor: No one but I can accept support for my next "apéro party" or for my next projects ;)
How, when and where did you start skimboarding?
I started skimboarding when I was sixteen! I was at the beach with my father and I saw a skimboarder sliding along the shore and riding waves (just imagine what skimboarding looked like in 1990 in France…). I felt in love with the sport ! It is as simple as that!
Collector - When Olivier was riding for legendary French brand EDEN. Check out his little 90's moustach.
Credit : Batardubreak
Who’s your skimcrew?
Old guys but no one can walk anymore :)
Olivier between young Alex Marette and old gen star Hervé Ledoux
Hossegor, Cap ferret, some beaches in Portugal and Laguna Beach !
Axel Cristol at Cap Ferret - credit Groovy
Alex Marette at Hossegor - credit Groovy
Why Cap Ferret? Because why not! - credit Groovy
Could you tell us more on your local skim scene?
Do I really have to present Cap Ferret ? Cap Ferret has been for years one of the best spots in France …. at least to me ! We were a crew of twenty skimboarders maybe more sometimes … The beach was ours, this wave was so crazy. Now the beach is closed so when I want to shoot Axel Cristol we have to move on other beaches ! There are plenty of good spots on the French coast : La Courance, Biarritz, Hossegor, La Tranche, Saint Jean de Luz and San Sebastian at the Spanish border.
Olivier still on tracks at Cap Ferret
If I say “skimquest”, what does it mean to you?
One of the first skim video I’ve seen ! The first one was « Skim it » I still can’t forget it. It was recorded on an old VHS and I watched it so many times that the magnetic tape broke. It was so hard to find skim videos back then...
Who is/are your Skim idol(s) and why?
Chris Henderson, Nick Hernandez, Tex haines, Bill and Georges Bryan, Kanai Sharsh, Paulo Prietto, Aaron Peluso, Steve Taylor … All those legends made the sport as we know it! They have built our history! Nowadays, I’m a big big fan of Axel Cristol, Blair Conklin, Brad Domke and Johnny Weber … Those guys are simply awesome!
Olivier shooting Axel kissing the Cap Ferret green room - credit Groovy
What is your best skim memory?
I personally have two best memories. The first one is obviously my first trip to Laguna Beach in 1995. I broke my ankle the first day on a huge wave of 25 cm... Anyway, I spent one of the best trip of my life meeting all the legends I was dreaming about. And the second one is my trip to Cabo with my best friends in 2006. We spent one month of complete craziness.
Olivier shooting unknown at Aliso- credit Groovy
Olivier shooting Paulo Prietto - California - credit Groovy
Where would you go to skim?
I’m waiting to go back to Laguna because I really want to shoot Blair and Johnny Weber! I also want to shoot in Spain, Portugal, Australia and New Zealand ! I’d like to shoot a skim moovie with some of the best riders in the world in those places … something in the spirit of the first video I watched « SKIM IT » almost 30 years after. I would also like to make little portraits of different riders who are mostly under the radar. They are a lot of riders out there who deserve it!
How do you imagine the future of skimboarding?
As fun as it is right now … a big family with more rippers ;)
Collector, back in the days - Olivier's interview in Surf Session French Printed Magazine - early 2000's
Credit : Batardubreak
Besides skimboarding, what do you enjoy?
Filming :) and having fun with families and friends !
THE DARK SIDE from Groovy Baby
BREATHE from Groovy Baby
SUMMER VIBES from Groovy Baby
Feel Good from Groovy Baby
Anybody to thanks?
My family for having supporting me when I was a kid with no car and for supporting me no matter what I wanted to do ! All my friends and all the people who inspired me every days !
Collector early 2000's - Olivier teaching how to skim in a French mainstream printed magazine
Credit : Batardubreak
Johnny Pulco chez Bartecrotte
credits: Groovy Baby
MILADY vs AXL
Axl wrapping Milady shorebreak in Biarritz, France - Credits: REMS