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Clement, your first time on Mauritius was on a two-week trip with a crew from the Duotone & Fanatic Wing Foil Team. How would you describe the conditions?
Just perfect! With the side-shore wind and waves double overhead. Le Mourne is definitely my new favourite place for winging.
You are an incredible surfer on short, long and SUP boards and an experienced kite surfer as well? When and how did you get into all these watersports?
We moved to Biarritz when I was still a little kid and there, I started to go on the water with bodyboards at five years old. At six, I got my first surfboard and did my first competition at the age of nine. When I was 18 years old, I learned to kite so I could be on the water every day, as it sometimes gets windy in Biarritz. Kiting on the foil is so good, so I thought, why not try foiling with the wing.
What is the best part of Wing Foiling for you?
You are so free on the water. It is a new sport and winging is the only watersport where I find I can enjoy flat water conditions for a week. You can do a lot of things on the wing, even if it is not crazy freestyle tricks, it’s so much fun!
Usually, we see you on waves. What is the secret riding big waves?
Yes, I'm always on the waves and rarely riding flat water. You need to be very focused on your actions when you are on a big wave. Stay calm, stay positive, every day, every moment when you're on the water! I like to push for more: more waves, more air, and bigger waves for sure!
And what is your vision for Wing Foiling?
My dream is to wing foil Nazare on a massive swell. I really want to go there.
Does it give you a bigger thrill to ride double overhead on the wing than on the surfboard?
Yes, for sure, you have to be very focused! You can't fall. If you fall, you break maybe the wing, maybe the foil, or maybe yourself!
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Impatient, motivated, I like to push myself!
Make sure you also watch Clement´s Watermen Clip: clement-roseyro-the-basque-diamond
Photo Credits: Toby Bromwich