On a trip to Australia to learn how to make wetsuits, Nicholas Lartizien discovered the king of sports: surfing. From then on, it would become a lifelong passion. A passion that would take him to Hossegor, where he helped kick off two of the leading and legendary boardsport brands and eventually lead him to take over as head of the European branch for the global leader in surfing accessories. A life led surfing both waves and opportunities.
“Surfing was our passion. We knew why we were going in to work.”
“I had no idea how to manage a business or be a CEO. I did it with my heart, passion and authenticity and the team followed me.”
“What I’m most proud of with Surf Hardware, is that today, 1% of all our global sales is donated to non profits saving the oceans.”
“Every time you walk out of the water after a session, you feel cleansed, you feel good… that is why surfing is addictive.”
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Nicolas Lartizien: Linkedin
Editorial production: EUROSIMA
Animation: Romain Ferrand / Rémi Chaussemiche
Technical production: Fred de Bailliencourt
Photos: Stéphane Robin