Who are the most famous French surfers

Friends of Boa Onda Guesthouse Peniche today we will discover who are the most famous French surfers in recent history. Like the previous article on famous Italian surfers, we will try to give you a general overview of the leading figures in French surfing before moving on to the usual final selection. Enjoy your reading.

Who are the most famous French surfers

Jeremy Flores

Jeremy Flores is the most successful European pro surfer of all time, and has the chance to take his career even further after qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. His four Championship Tour victories include:

  1. a historic home win at the Quiksilver Pro France (2019),
  2. a pair of Pipe Masters (2010, 2017)
  3. Billabong Pro Teahupo’o (2015)



He grew up on the island of Reunion, but moved to France as a teenager to pursue his dream of becoming a professional surfer. More recently he moved to Tahiti with his partner Hinarani de Longeaux, a model and former Miss France. Flores joined the Championship Tour in 2007 at the age of 18, and achieved one of the most successful freshman seasons in Tour history, finishing No. 8 in the world and winning the Rookie of the Year award.

With a fruitful career under his belt, Flores went on parental leave during the 2018 Uluwatu CT for the arrival of his daughter, Hinahei, and ended the season at No. 16 on the Jeep Leaderboard. His 2019 was spectacular, claiming an epic victory in front of thousands of screaming fans in Hossegor, an achievement that helped him secure his selection for surfing’s Olympic debut. It seems Europe’s best ever surfer just keeps getting better and better.

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Most popular surfers born in France

Below is a list of the most popular French surfers known to the general public. The selection is not definitive and we invite you to contact us to further elaborate and improve the post.


  • Pauline Ado


  • Michel Bourez


  • Johanne Defay
  • Justine Dupont


  • Jérémy Florès
  • Tom Frager


  • Maud Le Car


  • Mathieu Schiller



We hope that we have provided you with some useful information and that you have found out who the most famous French surfers are. We look forward to having you as our guests during the Meo Rip Curl Pro 2021 in Peniche. For the occasion, our guesthouse will be offering special offers dedicated to the event. If you have any questions regarding your stay in Portugal, please do not hesitate to write to us through the contact page of our website.

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