"Follow your heart"

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Charly Chapelet portrait by RF Fotography
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Name : Charly Chapelet

 

Born : 1984

 

Height : 1m75

 

Weight : 63kg

 

Ride since : 1991

 

Home : Reunion Island

 

Home spot : L’Hermitage

 

Club : Radical Surf Club (RSC)

 

Inspiration : David Legleye, Mike Stewart, Jeff Hubbard, Pierre Louis Costes, Amaury Lavernhe, Jason Finlay, Mitch Rawlins, John John Florence, Roger Federer, David Hauss, Seamus Makim, Bruce Lee, Bob Marley, Steve Jobs.


KEY DATES

1984 : Born in Bordeaux

1984-1990 : First contact with the ocean at Lacanau and motorcycle at Merignac

1990 : Move to Reunion Island

1991 : First board (Safari Spider 6'0)

1991-1996 : Surf learning

1996 : First boogie comp with mum's bodyboard (BZ pro flyer)

1997 : Reunion Island Champion / 3rd France Championship

1998 : Reunion Island Champion / France Champion

1999 : Reunion Island Champion

2000-2006 : Motorcycle and studies (Reunion Island Champion, University of Sports graduate)

2006 : 5th France Championship

2007 : 4th Sopelana pro / 33th IBA world ranking

2008 : 41h IBA world ranking

2009 : Free riding

2010 : Free riding

2011 : 5th Arica Chilean Challenge / 39th IBA world ranking

2012 : 13th Pipeline Challenge/ Best single wave score and best heat total of the contest

2013 : Pipeline Challenge : Best single wave score and best heat total of the contest

2014 : Free riding

2015 : Free riding / Motorcycle racing
2016 : 25th Mike Stewart Pipeline Invitational
2016 : Reunion Island Bodysurfing Champion
2017 : Reunion Island Bodysurfing Champion


GEAR

40' to 40'75 PP boards 1stringer (Prone)

42' PP board 1stringer (DropKnee)

CHURCHILL Makapuu (Medium)
SEN NO SEN wetsuits
JONSEN ISLAND clothes