Random Surfers: Alain Vacheron

And here is Alain, a fellow photographer and bon vivant. He´s travelled from Morroco to the Mentawai, but lives in the north of Landes in France. Rides a 7 foot single fin, just like me and loves Portugal, check him out!

the magic bus of alain

Brek: How long have you been surfing?
Alain: I am currently 51 and I surf since the age of 14, so it’s 37 years …

Brek: Do you remmember your first good ride?
Alain: No I have a hard time remembering it because it’s been a long time but I think it was on my spot in la Salie at the time when there was almost nobody

Brek: What´s your regular spot?
Alain: I surf in Biscarrosse in the north of Landes in France
Longboarding days
Brek: What type of surfboard do you ride?
Alain: I surfed longboard long, then after a trip to Mentawai I got back to surfing with smaller board. I use a Phil Grace 7 foot single fin.
Brek: Have you had any trouble in the water?
Alain: I often have back pain because of lack of activity during the winter and it is true that at the beginning of the season it is difficult to recover the sensations.
Brek: Where was your last epic session?
Alain: The finest surfing his last year was at Lagoa de Santo André in April after the opening of the lagoon. It was like a miracle. Definitely the most beautiful ephemeral spot I’ve seen.
all down the line
Brek: What´s your favorite food?
Alain: After 50 years you have to be careful what you eat, so I eat a lot of vegetable, fish, white meat. But I have a weakness for Spanish ham from Badajos
I love cooking.
Brek: Any message you want to leave here…
Alain: Respect one another in the water because there are many people at present. And if no one makes any effort it will be complicated in a short time
Brek: What else should we know about you?
Alain: I have been a photographer for 30 years. Married with a 17 year old daughter. I work for the industry and unfortunately not for surfing. Too complicated in France.
I live in the countryside 10 minutes from the sea. I love the south of Portugal because it is a place that makes me happy. The light is so beautiful that it gives the clear idea.
mentawai surftrip

A tout alors Alain!


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