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Adventuring in the ocean brings Léa as far afield as the snowy shores of the Arctic and the remote coral reefs of the Pacific Islands. A dedicated waterwoman committed to living her passions fully, she enjoys surfing, bodysurfing, spearfishing and sailing. Léa has adopted a nomadic and minimalist lifestyle. She believes in simplicity as a resource for wellness and sustainability.
Started surfing at age 11 in Normandie
Moved to Biarritz for surfing at 16
At 19, she took her first solo trip to Morocco
Became a qualified nurse at 22
Surfed large waves in Guéthary
Solo road trip around New Zealand for 5 months
Surfing and mountaineering trip with her partner in Northern Norway in 2010. Started simple-voyage.com blog
Became a Patagonia surf ambassador in 2011
Started spearfishing in Hawaii with Kimi Werner
Featured in Catch It
Made her first film Being There in 2016 about a surfing and skiing expedition in Iceland she and her partner took
Worked as a nurse on a remote island of French Polynesia for 1 year.
* Lives part time on her 31-foot sailboat in Tahiti
For our 50th year, we’re looking forward, not back, to life on Earth. Together, we can prioritise purpose over profit and protect this wondrous planet, our only home.