INTERVIEW DE MARIE-ELPHÈGE JULIENNE

WHO ARE YOU?

My name is Marie-Elphège Julienne, I live in Larmor-Plages in the Morbihan Region of France.  I am a nurse who works with addicts.

WHERE AND WHEN DID YOU START SUP?

About four years ago, in Pornichet, I discovered SUP at a sailing school where I was teaching wind surfing. Then I went paddling with Nautix Experience on the Gulf of Morbihan. In April 2015, when I got back from a humanitarian mission, I was very motivated to start paddling in the competitions. I invested in a board and started on my new adventures.

DO YOU ENJOY OTHER SPORTS?

I have done a lot of windsurfing, kite surfing and a bit surfing. Today, I spend more time paddling than kite or surf.

WHICH DO YOU PREFER SUP SURF, SUP RACE, SUP YOGA or WHITE WATER?

I like the SUP RACE because it offers a greater diversity you can paddle on the flatwater, downwind, and beach races, it is very dynamic.

WHAT ARE YOU CAREER HIGHLIGHTS OF 2016?

French Championship 14’:         4th

French Championship 12’6:       7th in the long distance and 5th in the Beach race

Summer Cup la Baule:              2nd long distance / 4eme Beach race

Glagla Race Annecy:                1st in the long distance and 2nd in the Technical Race

Lorient Paddle Race:                1st

Nantes Paddle Race:                1st

WHY JOIN TEAM 3 BAY?

For me joining the 3bay team is a great chance. The boards are tops, unique and they are customized adapted to your measurements (even for small people!). Patrice is a very nice person. It’s great to ride on a local board!

WHAT YOUR GOALS FOR 2017?

In 2017, I want to continue competing in the new season. I will compete in all the national competitions and keep a constant presence in the long distance and beach racing competitions.

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