Marie-ève Gauvin

June Swimwear —

Freshly graduated, Marie-Ève is completely passionate about surfing and travelling. Discovering the world with her surfboard and few Bootykini tucked away in her bags, this beach girl loves adventures and puppies (who doesn't?). Always searching for new surfing spots, we're happy to have her along in the Surfing team!

What’s your all time favourite June Swimwear style and why?
The first thing I pack when I am going on a trip is (many) Bootykini and the Jade top. I’ve never had any other bikini that stays in place like that in the water. I also have a big crush for the Sam top.

JS: Is there one wave/surf spot that you just can’t get out of your head?
I will forever remember the day I was surfing in the Galapagos Island. The water was crystal clear, so clear I couldn't tell if there was 3ft or 9ft of water below me and there was turtles and sea lions everywhere around us. The sea lions were literally playing with us, splashing water everywhere. The waves weren’t that good but the moment was absolutely incredible. Otherwise in terms of the wave itself, many of my best sessions were in Nicaragua. If I had to choose only one I would say Lance’s Left.

JS: Where do you find inspiration when you get down or low-energy?
I spend hours looking at different surf destinations while listening to reggeaton music haha. I don’t think it’s physically possible to listen to reggeaton without dancing.

JS: What’s the next destination on your bucket list?
The more I travel, the longer my bucket list become. I have a special thing for Central America so I really want to go back soon. Otherwise, the next big trip I have in mind is Papua New Guinea.

JS: What are you listening to now?
A bit of everything seriously, but I could listen to Ziggy Alberts forever.

JS: What’s the funniest thing that happened to you while travelling?
Wow, there is so much funny stuff happening while travelling. Once in Australia, I decided to go for a run in a town I didn't know that much. I followed a street and a few minutes later, there were mad dogs running after me, barking loudly. The houses were destroyed, broken windows, no doors. A car slowed down next to me, 5 guys in it, asking me weird things. I had no clue where I was but I decided to keep running to get out of there. Turns out it was a dead end. I came all the way back (running much faster than usual) and finally went back to my place. I told my Australian friends about what just happened and they explained me that I had casually took a run in the « ghetto » of the town. The place where a tourist, especially a small blond girl by herself, definitely shouldn’t go. Nothing bad happened and we laughed about it for a while.

JS: How do you deal with long flight?
A good pillow, a great book and tons of movies. I usually bring thread to do bracelets too.

JS: Any advice for girls who want to get into surfing?
DO IT GIRL. Start with a big board and a good coach. It’s the best sport ever, have fun!