Julien Bouyer Sails Around Island of Re on Wing Surfer

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Naish team rider, Julien Bouyer took his Wing Surfer on the ultimate journey, a tour around his home island, the Île de Ré in France.  Check out the video and photos below to enjoy the ride with him!

What is a Wing Surfer, anyway?

The Wing Surfer is the ultimate hand-held surfing wing.  It is a unique cross between kiting, windsurfing and foiling. By harnessing the wind, the Wing Surfer lets you transform your stand up paddleboard or SUP foilboard into a whole new riding experience with no rigging, no hardware and no strings attached.

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Photo by: Sebastian Richard

Foil on Safari in France

Julien Bouyer, better known as Juju, reports it took him about 3 hours and 39 minutes to traverse the 68KM perimeter of his home island.  He was followed by his brother Camille and father in a boat for the trip.

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Photo by: Sebastian Richard

Of course, being Juju, he didn’t just sail but brought the wing to hover, jump and fly his way around Île de Ré in a spectacle of foil in flight.

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Photo by: Sebastian Richard

Julien completed the 68KM circumnavigation without a break and without using a harness.

It was long and sometimes hard, but mostly super fun… I did some good jumps under the bridge.” – Juju

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Photo by: Camille Bouyer

Whenever we see this young Naish team rider, he is always grinning like he is up to something mischievous.  We are sure his new WingFoil record of traveling around Ré Island is one his contemporaries (like his brother, Camille) will try to beat!

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Photo by: Sebastian Richard

Where was Camille?

Camille couldn’t make this journey as he is recovering from recent hand surgery.  It will be several months before Juju’s brother will be able to sail again.

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Photo by: Camille Bouyer

It’s a whole new way to fly!  For more information about the Wing Surfer, you can check out the Naish website at:  https://www.naishsurfing.com/product/wing-surfer

Good luck out there & have fun!

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Evelyn O’Doherty
Evelyn O'Doherty, owner & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0, worked her way up the ranks in the world of stand up paddling. A former surfer gone rogue, Evelyn stepped onto a SUP for the first time in 2009 when a plaguing neck injury kept her out of the water from surfing. Discovering the core benefits and expanded perspective on the water that stand up paddling brings, Ev immediately was hooked. She became a strong SUP racer in the North East and a year-round SUP surfer, gathering multiple top brand sponsorships including becoming a team rider for Starboard SUP and a national ambassador for Kialoa, as well as celebrating all aspects of the sport with additional brand ambassadorships including lululemon athletica, Clif Bar, Cobian, Kaenon & Indo Board. Her love of watersports and commitment to advocacy in preserving our marine environments led to a short film made with The Nature Conservancy as part of their Clean Water initiatives on Long Island, NY, called "A New Perspective". Evelyn just keeps paddling. Today, she's stepped up to take over the helm at Standup Journal after having worked for the magazine for 2 years as senior online editor. Her dedication and belief in the power of print to immerse readers in the watersports they love even if they don't have access to the water in a daily existence plus a powerful desire to spotlight the amazing people doing rad sh*t on the water is what drives her vision for Standup Journal 2.0. Evelyn welcomes the conversation about how to make the magazine benefit as many people as possible and encourages feedback, letters to the editor and communication at editor@standupjournal.com . Now, as owner/publisher for Standup Journal., Evelyn continues to live in East Hampton NY where she has daily access to the water. When the swell is working, you can find her in Montauk rattling around in her Ford Ranger surfboards hanging out the back headed for points East.