Born on March 27 , Lille , France
Grows up in Congo and Tchad in Central Africa
1960 - 1963
Comes back in Wattignies les Lille - France
Family moves to Biarritz-France
Starts Surfing in Cote des Basques - Biarritz
Member of " Biarritz Surf Club " with Jo Moraiz as a mentor
Qualifies for the "French Surfing Team " ( Equipe de France )
Buys his FIRST camera : a Nikonos
Buys a second hand Minolta SRT 101 camera body
First surfing trip in Tahiti as a contestant in " French Surfing Championship "
Stops entering surfing competitions
First surf trip to the Canaries islands
Buys his first NIKON camera : Nikon F 2 and has been with Nikon since !
First trip to California and Hawaii and buys a 650mm f:6.8 telephoto lens and a 1000 mm f:8 telephoto lens as well as his first custom handmade water housing for his Nikon F2 and motordrive .
Works with " Association Uhaina " for the 1st " Nuit de la Glisse " at " Le Palace " in Paris - France