Join Sorgente and Russell’s French retreat

Watch Alex Sorgente and Chris Russell’s sojourn on the concrete riviera of south-west France.
By Greg Poissonnier

While in France after the Red Bull Bowl Rippers contest, Alex Sorgente and Chris Russell decided to take a few days off to rest and surf on the Atlantic coast, based in the little surf town Hossegor.

September and October are probably the best months to visit the area if you're a surfer: the weather's amazing, tourists are gone, students aren't back to school yet so parties are still going off, and the waves are pumping. Not to mention there's been a recent upsurge of new concrete parks; no wonder the boys felt pretty hooked up.

But a skater remains a skater and as soon as the waves aren't so appealling, the call of the good old skateboard becomes too intense.

Thankfully, the guys could count on Robin Bolian, Vincent Matheron, Aurélien Giraud and local boy George Poole to show them around and share a couple of heavy sessions.

Enjoy our short clip of the gang taking a break from surfing to tour the terrain of Capbreton and Vielle-Saint-Girons. Bowls for breakfast!


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