SRFACE Diaries

Carlito Casadebaigt

Written by Augustus

SRFACE Diaries gives you a peek into the lives of our ambassadors. Because we all surf but have so much more that makes us interesting human beings. This week: Surfer, skater and student Carlito Casadebaigt from Hendaye, France. Images by Jan Bijl.

How did you start surfing?

I started surfing in Hendaye at my club, the HBSC, when I was 7 years old. I did a week’s traineeship and surfing immediately became my passion.

Why do you surf?

I’m so passionate about surfing because it allows me to be in contact with nature, discover new countries with new waves. I also just love the vibes within the surf community.

My favorite spot

I love to surf a secret near Hendaye, but that’s all I’m going to say. And I love La Gravière – Hossegor, Lafitenia and Anchor Point in Morocco. My favorite destination is Morocco. It’s a place with amazing scenery and waves, and the people are super friendly.

Who is your favorite surfer?

Easy: John John Florence. He’s the best in my opinion and he has a style that I love. I love that he’s a complete surfer. Airs, turns, barrels and he even excels in big waves. He’s someone I look up to.

My magic board

My favorite board is my custom made 5’10 / 2’1 / 4 18’1 / 4 from my MSK surfboards. It’s a great board for many types of waves. It’s fast and maneuverable.

Anything you would give up surfing for?

No way. Only an injury could stop me…

Anywhere you want to point our readers to?

I follow @surfer_magazine and @surfsessionmag which are great for news and surf content. And of course my surf club @hendayebsc.

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