Born in the south of France, but having grown up in Reunion Island, Johanne Defay began surfing competitively at 12 years old. A few years later, she won her first European Junior Title and continued competing in many ASP-star events. In 2013, Johanne had a breakout year, winning both the Open and Junior European World Titles. She notably surfed her way to the podium in both the junior and 6-star divisions at the Swatch Girl’s Pro France, placing second to Courtney Conlogue, but beating Niki Van Dijk for the pro junior division title. She ultimately qualified for the 2014 Women’s World Tour.
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