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Interviews: Maud Le Car wants you to be in the moment

Maud Le Car © Vans



The Surfersvillage Interview

Cool Caribbean attitude follows tenacious fighter around the world

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 1 January, 2017 - Maud Le Car is a popular French surfer, artist, and model from St. Martin in the Caribbean. She’s artistic (frequently showing up at events with hand-painted quivers), quite the clip dropper (check out, pulls cool stunts like surfing in high heels and lately has been on a competitive whirlwind taking out WSL QS wins in both Huntington Beach and Isreal

She also wants you to be present in the moment. Well, OK Maud. We’ll do it! Welcome to the Surfersvillage Interview…

How would you describe what you do for work to a very small, inattentive child?
I am travelling the world following my passion each and everyday by surfing the most beautiful places in the world and by surfing in competitions - first against myself and then second against other women surfers.


What is that you do professionally that you are most proud of?
I am most proud of the fact that I believed in my childhood dream of becoming a professional surfer, and that I worked very hard to achieve that goal. I left my island home and my family at age 16 to go live in France and worked hard to achieve a career in professional surfing.

What are you currently working on that you’re really excited about?
I am currently working on getting better and better and to improve my surfing.. I am trying to push my limits each and every session, and I am really excited every time get in the water to try new things and improve a little more each day. 

Tell us what has been your biggest mistake?
My biggest mistake has been, and still is, to sometimes not be present and appreciate and be grateful for every single moment life is offering me.


What did you learn from that mistake?
One of the biggest lessons I learned from this mistake is that if you are in the present moment and always grateful and enjoying what life is offering you right then, you will always get the best out of life. You will do everything with passion and perfect timing and mostly be happy without waiting for a result. When you do that you are telling yourself that you are going to be happy once this thingor that thing is going to come into your life. Instead, just appreciate what you have now and don’t wait to be happy.

Share with us your biggest Rocky Balboa moment (you know, punching meat in a freezer then running up the steps of City Hall with your own special theme music blaring.) 
For me, my Rocky Balboa moments are when I am warning up before a heat in an event - just listening to my favorite, most-motivating music - and at that moment I really do feel like I am going to fight for my life and punch someone LOL.

If you weren’t doing this, what would you be doing? Selling shoes? 
Hum… probably not selling shoes. I am way too impatient for that. I think I would be involved in art or painting like my mom and grandmother. That’s my other passion after surfing. 


OK, you get to drop into five moments in history - surf or otherwise. Please name them and why.

- The final between Kelly and Andy at Pipe, when Andy won the world title.

- The day in which Christopher Colombus discovered the Caribbean. 

- The day when Mohamed Ali won his first Heavyweight title.

- To hang out in the seventies, just full-on hippie style.

- 14th of July, 1789 the day of the french revolution.

You can follow the Maud on Instagram here and check her own personal website here 



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