Over here in the US, we don’t get to see much of this young Frenchman. However, this juicy little clip fell into the inbox this morning and it looked pretty damn good.
Sam has had a hit here and there on the QS, but obvs all that is on hold. So, like any surf pro with a travel budget knows, The South Pacific is a damn fine place to hang while things work themselves out.
This footage was shot in Tahiti, mostly in Teahupoo, where Sam celebrated his 17th birthday during a nice stretch of really good swells.
EDIT: Hugo Boulenger
IMAGES: Manuel Claudeville Morell – Jeremie Czermak Photography – Andrew Schoener – Angelo