Léa Brassy's Ambassador Profile

Ben Thouard
Léa Brassy

Surfing Ambassador

Hometown: Normandie, France
Resides: Biarritz, France

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.

Career Highlights

  • 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
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