• Léa Brassy
  • Léa Brassy
  • Léa Brassy

Léa Brassy

Surfing Ambassador


Normandie, France


Biarritz, France

Adventuring in the ocean brings Léa as far afield as the snowy shores of the Arctic Ocean 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’s adopted a nomadic and minimalist lifestyle. She believes in simplicity as a resource for wellness and sustainability.
Career Highlights
  • Started surfing at age 11 in Normandie, France
  • Moved to Biarritz, France, at 16 to pursue surfing
  • At 19, took her first solo trip to Morocco
  • Became a qualified nurse at 22
  • Surfed large waves in Guéthary, France
  • Took a solo road trip around New Zealand for 5 months
  • Went on a 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 Hawai‘i with Patagonia freediving ambassador, Kimi Werner
  • Featured in short film Catch It
  • In 2016, directed her first film, Being There, 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 one year
  • Lives part time on her 31-foot sailboat in Tahiti