Born in the Reunion Island, he started surfing at 10, and grew up in Tahiti where he was able to surf every day! He won his first European title in 2002 and became at 19 European Junior Champion.
Apart from surfing Alain has been personally involved in protecting our playgrounds: mountain and ocean. He’s one of the ambassadors of the Quiksilver eco-line and has signed each season a line of recycled polyester boardshorts. He’s involved in supporting water conservation projects through the Quiksilver Foundation and “Coeur de fôret”.