Nicole Boronat, born in Paris, started her professional sports career with a national title in skateboarding at the age of 16. With 24 she packed her bags together with her boyfriend Stephane Etienne, who was at that time already a professional windsurfer, to travel to Tarifa and live there. “It was the skateboarding who brought me to surfing and after to windsurfing and then Stand up paddling,” Nicole views on her sports career. “When I was at school, I always wanted to skate, to be with my friends in the skatepark. I was feeling I was part of a mixture between sport, art, culture, music… a new era.”
Nicole won several windsurfing national titles, World Cup Indoor podiums, was in the Wave Worldcup ranked in the top 5, got a top ten place in the Biarritz longboard festival and 2010 a podium in the European Championship in Stand Up Paddle. “When you are in the sea, we have freedom,”says Nicole and is happy to pass these feelings to other people, through her activities in the ocean.
Now she is living on Fuerteventura, together with Stephane Etienne and last Tuesday Puertito, a spot next to Cotillo on Fuerteventura was breaking. Nicole went for a “Chicas only” session, challenging the “diabolo slab” and getting the righ set-up for the upcoming Fuerteventura Wave Classic event in March. Below you can read a little interview with Nicole about this session at Puertito and when she will sail Jaws.