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.