Julien Taboulet

RIDER PROFILE

Nickname:  Wesh

DOB: March 4, 1980

Hometown: Leucate, France

Homespot: Ponta Preta (Cabo Verde)

Titles:

2013 -5th Overall at RedBull Storm Chase

2007 – 8th Overall PWA Wave

2003 – 3rd Overall at PWA BoarderCross

2001 – French Freestyle Champion

2001 – 5th Overall PWA Freestyle

Sponsors: Naish, Quiksilver, Moskova, Sosh, Leucate

Website: www.weshcentercrew.com

Favorite Naish Gear: Boxer 4.7 & Wave 80L

Duties as Team Rider @ Naish: Travel around the world with my family and make some videos, photos about our passion.

WS goals for 2014: Ride bigger waves.

Interview

When did you start riding?
In 1986 in Tarifa, Spain.

What is the last book you read?
 “For the Love” by Kelly Slater

My philosophy of life is….
Give love at the max you can do!

What is the one thing you wish people knew about you?
I am a cool guy!

There is no wind so…
I’m going to play with my kids.

What’s your dream travel destination?
Teahupo’o in Tahiti.

What’s the luckiest thing that’s ever happened to you?
Meeting my wife Caroline.

What’s the coolest thing you recently purchased?
A 6’2” surfboard by Christiaan Bradley

After an epic session, what do you normally do to celebrate?
Drink a good beer for sure…;)

First impressions are everything. What do you think people think of you when they first meet you?
They are maybe thinking that I am a bad boy with my tattoos and my low boardshort style, but then when they are talking to me, they can see that I am a sweet guy.

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