Into the life of the Basque Coast's kids

Surfer: Martin Malnoë // Photographer: Brice Hernandez

When we say France, some people will automatically think about the fashion world present in Paris. Dior. Cartier. Chanel. The presence of high-end fashion retailers in the big city, next to the Eiffel Towel, capture all the attention. 
But, if you allow yourself to get out of the city and discover a bit, you’ll find yourself feeling the cool wind of late nights by the sea, while enjoying the view of flawless waves. Yes, we are still in France. Yes, you are enjoying a fine French bottle of wine with your best mates while being in the heart of the surf culture, probably heading to a surf party located in one of the local surf shops.
Welcome to la Côte des Basques, the French paradis of any surfers. 


As much as surfers there are lucky and grateful of being born and raised in Biarritz, their minds still slip away and dream of far away places such Australia and California. Luckily enough, as Mehdi told us, they stay inspired by watching people like Clovis Donizetti in the water, a passionate surfer riding Longboards hooked on the traditional style of the 60’s.  

We cannot blame them, while they dream of these locations, we are dreaming of France. This is what humans do the best, wishing for things they don’t have. We followed our friends Mehdi Nejjoum and Martin Malnoë for a while & decided to share some moments their friends captured at sea. Surfing is an art itself and deserve to be immortalized. 


Dig through their daily life with the help of these pictures captured by films.
You will fall in love with France, the French accent that has “un je ne sais quoi” and the inspiring people you will be surrounded by. Maybe we should plan a trip there…

Mehdi Nejjoum waiting for the perfect time to jump in! Photographer: Charles Deshoux

Mehdi Nejjoum waiting for the perfect time to jump in! Photographer: Charles Deshoux

Martin Malnoë capturing all the attention. Photographer: Brice Hernandez

Martin Malnoë capturing all the attention. Photographer: Brice Hernandez

Mehdi Nejjoum contemplating the vastness of the sea. Photographer: Charles Deshoux 

Mehdi Nejjoum contemplating the vastness of the sea. Photographer: Charles Deshoux 

Right in the action, Martin Malnoë catching a wave. Photographer: Brice Hernandez

Right in the action, Martin Malnoë catching a wave. Photographer: Brice Hernandez