Meet Maud, the French-Caribbean surfer and artist. Born in St Martin, Maud is liv­ing out her dreams of surf­ing, cre­at­ing art and trav­el­ling the world – all from the awe­some surf town of Seignosse, France

Surf Girl - - Coco & Maud -

Maud, what’s the best thing about Coco? (Af­ter much laugh­ing) Coco is one of my best friends. I love all the con­ver­sa­tions we have and all the laugh­ing and jokes. She is one of the fun­ni­est and most gen­uine peo­ple I know.

And the most an­noy­ing?

Her love-songs playlist ha, ha! What’s the best thing about be­ing on the Volcom team? Shar­ing all the clothes and biki­nis! By shar­ing you can travel lighter and still have dou­ble the amount of clothes. Plus it was trav­el­ling to­gether for Volcom that we got to know each other re­ally well. So now it’s just like go­ing trav­el­ling with one of your besties.

The one thing you sim­ply can­not live with­out?

Cof­fee latte with co­conut milk and my surf­board.

Where’s your favourite wave?

Tres­tles, Cal­i­for­nia.

What’s the best surf trip you’ve ever been on? A surf trip to Puerto Rico a few years ago. The waves were fir­ing for weeks and I love the Caribbean so much for its unique vibes, the wave qual­ity and the weather. If you could meet one celebrity, past or present, who would it be?

Vanessa Par­adis. Do you ever binge watch any TV se­ries, and if so, which ones? I am not a huge fan of TV se­ries (be­cause once I be­gin, I am ad­dicted) but when I do watch TV I love to watch a doc­u­men­tary. The last one I watched was on the plane and it was called ‘An Ocean of Plas­tic’ – I highly rec­om­mend it.

Do you have a quote or mantra you like to live your life by? Al­ways do your best, be grate­ful and em­brace the sim­ple lit­tle things in the present.

De­scribe your per­fect day A warm day at the beach surf­ing all day with good waves, friends, ve­gan food and cock­tails in a bikini

Ad­vice for any­one who wants to learn to surf? Per­se­vere even if some­times you feel like it’s hard. Im­prov­ing in surf­ing takes time and pa­tience – it’s all about how pas­sion­ate you are about the ocean and the feel­ing of rid­ing a wave. If you could have any su­per power what would you choose?

To be able to breathe un­der­wa­ter.


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