Pierre surfing La Grav 94 Shot by his long time friend Bernard Testemale.
Tributes are flowing in for Pierre Agnes. He loved his surfing and the water being equally at home on boards and boats, from competing in the 80’s to fishing out of his home town of Caprebton.
His passion for surfing started his career in the surf industry where he began at the bottom and ended up right at the top. He was a sales rep for Rip Curl, before joining Quiksilver under Harry Hodge. A lot of international surfers first met him as French Quiksilver team manager and through the Quiksilver training camps. Pierre always looked after his surfing family in Quik from young frothing Britsh groms right up to the World Champs. Passionate about his sport and brands core history he was a driving force in keeping Quiksilver true to surfing when mainstream accountants and ‘brand experts’ were trying to wreak havoc. As a result he ended up CEO. He had he surfers respect, he had his co workers respect, and he had the surf industries respect.
Thoughts are with the family, the Hossegor and Quiksilver crew, and surfers across the globe who’s lives he played a huge part in.
Still in shock can’t believe my friend has gone , Thank you Pierre for all your support over 35 years with Quiksilver . You were the European team manager back in the 80’s when we met. Even though I screwed up a few times, you still supported me to this day.
Sad news, top bloke, we surfed many heats together in the 80s
Gunther Rohn Devastated! Pierre was one of the ‘boys’ when I first came to France to work in ‘88. We had some good times. Sincere condolences to all the family! RIP Pierre.😢
James Jones So sad, a great guy who helped me as a grom 😔❤️ RIP
LOST AT SEA…. REST IN PARADISE 🌊PIERRE AGNES 🌊 @pierre_agnes —Taken By The Ocean That He Loved So Much… At 2:35 p.m. Local Time today, after SEARCHING all morning again, CROSS, the French Navy, announced the (SEARCH CALLED OFF For Pierre) Yesterday morning, QUIKSILVER CEO — and longtime SURFER, FISHERMAN & FAMILY MAN — Pierre Agnes left the Capbreton harbor at 7:30 a.m. Seas were rough and visibility was less-than-ideal. According to the Guardian, he sent a message to port authorities indicating that he was delaying his return because of thick fog. A couple hours later, his boat washed ashore near Hossegor approximately 9:30 a.m. & a search was immediately launched. With water temps around 12 degrees celsius, (53 Fahrenheit), it’s estimated that a human can survive for approximately three hours before hypothermia sets in, which had officials rightly concerned. Our Prayers & Thoughts are with the Agnes Ohana, Marianne, Marine, Mathieu and Manon. You are in our hearts ♥️ @billabong @dcshoes @quiksilver @roxy #art #music // Sunset: @tim_bonython Music: Oceans Eleven// Memorial Edit By: Da Hui