Michel BOUREZ

Michel BOUREZ
Rurutu, FR

Surf


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872 nd / 3834

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About

Age
31 years old

Height
1.76 m


Hi, my name is Michel Bourez. My discipline is surfing competition. My friends call me The Spartan. I was born on 30 December 1985 in Rurutu, Tuamotus Islands. My special talent is tube riding. My philosophy of life is if you want it, go get it. The most important person in my life is my son, Kaoriki. My favourite food is Chinese food. My favourite music is Damian Marley.

Bio

Michel Bourez is a French-speaking Tahitian with the most powerful frontside gouge on tour.

Known as 'The Spartan' because of his supreme physique, thanks to the fresh fish, coconut juice and hours of surfing he enjoys in Tahiti, Michel qualified for the world tour in 2008.

When Michel made it to the semi-finals of the 2013 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast, he earned an event-best third place finish. And he came in hot. "Spartan’s been the top surfer of the whole event for me," said Joel Parkinson at the time. "He looks like an animal at the moment. A new surfer, a new competitor, really focused. I love that passion he has on a wave."

Kelly Slater agreed: "You put him on a right with an open face and power to the wave, and he's gonna match it better than anyone. There's not many guys on tour who are as strong as him. When he sets his shoulders and pushes with his legs, it's pretty much a thing of beauty."

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HURLEY SURF CLUB | HOW TO LAYBACK HACK LIKE MICHEL BOUREZ

This How-To episode demonstrates one of the most blatant displays of force in performance surfing: the frontside layback hack. Set yourself up for the right section, and lay on the PSI (Pressure Per Square Inch). “Layback carves are fun because there’s really no limit,” adds Bourez. “The harder you push, the better it looks.” 

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TAHITIAN CHARGERS

TAHITIAN CHARGERS SURF à LA RAME TAHITIAN LOCALS REPRESENTS sur Teahupoo Tahiti en Polynésie Française, lors des premiers gros swell de sud. Poussé les watts, attention aux bass TAHITIAN CHARGERS : LORENZO AVVENENTI, ARIIHOE TEFAAFANA, ENRIQUE ARIITU, KEVIN & MICHEL BOUREZ, MATAHI DROLLET, MATEHAU TETOPATA. Musique : Titre : MANGO SPECIAL BERLIN CALLING EDIT Artiste : Paul KALKBRENNER Edit by Tim Pruvost

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Michel Bourez Lost foootage

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Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast: Highlights for Rounds 3, 4 and 5

Stop No. 1 on the Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour is down to the final eight contenders. Watch the big moments and bigger upsets from a full day of competition.

Surf

ASP Pro Tour Best Wave of 2012 Nominees - Slater, Bourez, Medina & Nicol

Watch the best men's waves of 2012, all gathered in this video by the ASP Pro Tour! The winner of the "Men's Wave of the Year" award will be knew very soon! The nominees are: - Kelly Slater (Fidji) - Michel Bourez (Portugal) - Gabriel Medina (Fidji) - Yadin Nicol (Hawaii) ___________________________________________________________ Best extreme sports video contests now on http://www.ridersmatch.com‬! JOIN RIDERS MATCH : Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/riders.match‬ Twitter : https://twitter.com/#!/ridersmatch‬ Google + : https://plus.google.com/106087066887108100503‬

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GoPro Break Breakdown with Michel Bourez - Surf

Local WCT campaigner Michel Bourez gives us an inside tour of the break at Teahupo'o. More videos from ASP here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChuLeaTGRcfzo0UjL-2qSbQ ************ Best extreme sports Videos are now on : www.ridersmatch.com FOLLOW RIDERS MATCH : Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/riders.match?fref=ts Twitter : https://twitter.com/RidersMatch Google + : https://plus.google.com/106087066887108100503/posts CONTACT US : contact@ridersmatch.com

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Michel Bourez 2014: Clip

This 2014 season, Michel Bourez had some great ups with his first two wins on WCT at Margareth River and Rio, but he also had some downs. After an early elimination in France, Michel needed a break so when he heard about that swell coming up in Ireland, it didn't take long before Michel followed his surfer's instinct and jumped on a plane for a short but awesome free session.

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Michel Bourez 2014: Clip

This 2014 season, Michel Bourez had some great ups with his first two wins on WCT at Margareth River and Rio, but he also had some downs. After an early elimination in France, Michel needed a break so when he heard about that swell coming up in Ireland, it didn't take long before Michel followed his surfer's instinct and jumped on a plane for a short but awesome free session.

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