The good thing about archives is that you can revisit these timeless memories. Last summer, brought Mathis Crozon and Maxime Dos Anjos together in the South of the Landes. Side by side rather than face to face, as is the case for these competitors during the stages of the QS circuit.

The two young surfers share some common traits, especially concerning their island past. The first one arrived in Reunion Island at the age of seven. The second, at the age of five. After having made their debut on similar spots, between Saint-Leu and Trois-Bassins, Mathis and Maxime went to the South-West of France as teenagers.

Filmed and edited by Camille Le Saux with Marc-Antoine Guet for Ocean Surf Report