Maud Le Car

Maud Le Car

@maudlecar on Instagram!

DOB: 05/25/1992
Birthplace: St. Martin, French Caribbean
Currently living: Capbreton, France
Sponsors: Volcom, Vans, Electric, Paraketo

What do you love most about being a pro surfer, and what's the toughest part?
The thing I love the most being a surfer pro is the lucky opportunity to live my passion and to travel in the all world and to discover countries, amazing waves and landscapes while spending my days in the water. I always wanted to be a pro surfer and I work so hard for it so I am proud today to be living my dreams. Being a pro surfer means making a lot of sacrifices like living far from my family and friends and focusing all the time on my goals.

How do you mentally prepare yourself for a contest?
I think it is most important to always do always your best, put all the chance on your side to succeed and to not have any regrets. I look at contests as a game; playing on the waves and trying to improve myself and my surfing in any kind of situation because surfing is my passion and something I love to do.

How do you describe your surfing style?
I think my surfing style is radical and engaged - sometimes a little bit aggressive.

What do you like to do during your down time (when you're not surfing)?
My second passion is art - I love to paint, spray and draw. I am painting a lot on surfboards, canvas's or skateboards recently to vary my creativity. I also did my first art show this summer!

How long have you been on the women's tour and how enjoyable is it?
I have been on the women's tour for three years and it sincerely get's better every year. Sometimes the contests make me nervous but i still have fun because surfing is something I love to do.

What's more inspiring to you at this moment, love and happiness or money and fame?
For sure love and happiness.

What charities are you involved in?
I am involved in Keep A Breast (Association against breast cancer). I recently painted a bust that is going to be sold to raise money for the association. In the future I would love to have my own association for the protection of the environment and the ocean.

Is there any place in the world you have not yet surfed but have always wanted to?

What's the secret to your fit body?
Eat raw and fresh food and always keep my body in action... have fun do sports.

Fancy restaurant or local night club?
Local night club!

What makes Volcom Women's so unique?
We are rocking!!! We are able to be natural and be completely ourself without complex

What do you wan the girls out there reading to never forget?
To believe in your own dream and never give up. You girls are all special and amazing so go big, have fun and be happy !



SALT | | Our Everyday Staple

We know jumping in the ocean is rejuvenating, what we didn’t know is just how great that salty water is for our hair, skin and body! Don’t worry, you don’t need an ocean in your backyard to benefit from salt water. We have come up with our 5 favorite uses for SALT water, other than an early morning surf session! 1. Mix water and s a l t in a spray bottle and spray on damp hair to create beachy waves. 2. Exfoliate your skin with a s a l t scrub by combining salt and water to make a paste. You can add oils like lemon or lavender for scent. 3. Apply a facial by mixing equal parts of s a l t and olive oil and gently massage face. Remove this scrub after 5 minutes. 4. Relieve fatigue after a long day by soaking in a s a l t bath for at least 10 minutes. Add a couple handfuls of s a l t to the bath. 5. To reduce oily skin, fill a small spray bottle with warm water and add about a teaspoon of s a l t. Spray it on, then blot your face dry. Don't forget to stay S A L T Y !

#MusicMonday | | Kindness

Kindness is a band that we recently discovered at FYF and man are we glad we stumbled upon this greatness. Not expecting much we made our way over to the main stage to get a glimpse of this mysterious band. We ended up staying the ENTIRE set and left standing there in awe. Everything from the performances to the voices, to the difference characters and outfits had us oohing and ahhing. Lead singer Adam Bainbridge is not so bad on the eyes either ;)

Sweet Nirvana

Lately we have been inspired by the ultimate man candy, Kurt Cobain. Cobain is famous for being the lead singer and guitarist of Nirvana, who if you haven’t heard, is the most famous band of the 90s. Not only is Nirvana’s music awe inspiring, the band’s eclectic style gave birth to 1990s grunge. This fall we are paying homage to our man Cobain and his band mates by grudging up our look with printed jeans, graphic tees, lots of stripes and of course, plaid. It’s all about sweet, sweet Nirvana.

Coco Ho at Swatch Pro Trestles

Here we are in the middle of the Swatch Pro Contest. This event is stop No. 7 on the 2014 Women's Championship Tour. Not only is this event an important stop in finding this year's world surfing crown, but an opportunity for surfers to gain vital points towards re-qualification. Our girl, Coco Ho pulled through in the non-elimination Round 3 of the Swatch Pro Trestles Event last Wednesday. Coco had the lead until Carissa Moore reeled a big 8.97. In the last moments Ho scored a wave that gave her the win by only a few hundredths of a point, advancing her to the Quarterfinals. We're rooting for you Coco ! ! !

True To This - Chapter 1: The Spiritual Intoxication Volcom was founded on the belief that there is a higher level of consciousness to be found within one’s self through the internal and external journeys that board-sports, music, art and film provide. We call these finite moments of enlightenment... ‘Spiritual Intoxication’ -Music- "Krausened" Bitchin Bajas iTunes: Amazon (vinyl): --- "Transcendence" Bitchin Bajas Courtesy of Drag City Records iTunes: Amazon (vinyl): --- “All Your Light (Times Like These)” Portugal. The Man Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp. iTunes: Amazon: Google Play:

#MusicMonday | | Ty Segall

If you want to have a good time, this guy is your best bet. Every song Ty Segall sings is somewhat of a powerful masterpiece that gets you in a great mood.  We happened to find a 15 minute full acoustic performance of his that we know you'll love.  Enjoy...