Michelle des Bouillons is part of a new wave of Euro-based chargers redefining the limits of women’s big wave surfing at Nazarè.
A few weeks back we featured a video of her from last winter, alongside Aussie barrel-fiend Imogen Caldwell, exploring desert caverns down under. Since then she’s been continuing to hone her heavy-water skills along European shores.
In this brand new edit by Hannah Anderson, we get to see some more recent highlights from the half-Brazilian half-French surfer.
“Michelle spent this winter in Europe growing into a household name at Nazarè,” explains Hannah. “This year she was an alternate at the Nazarè Tow Challenge. Due to the interesting format and lack of women’s division she just missed out on participating in the water.”
“Instead she was running safety for Team Young Bulls, this project explores what it means to be a part of a team at Nazarè and what it takes to try to surf the biggest wave in the world.”
“Michelle is committed to growing women’s big wave surfing and with mentors and teammates, Lucas Chumbo and tow partner Ian Cosenza on board she’s trying to take her small wave style and combine it with her raw big wave talent to progress the women’s side of the sport.”