Sofi Chevalier

June Swimwear —

Professional kiteboarder, Sofi travel the world with her little 4 years old beach girl Anita looking for beautiful and windy places to practice her beloved sport! She's also the owner of the Sista.Zone, a magazine specialized in kiteboarding and wake boarding for girls! Located in Portugal, you can find Sofi kiting and surfing right next to her door step! 

JS: What’s your all time favorite June Swimwear style and why?

SC: I’m a huge fan of the Bootykini 2.0 as it is the perfect shape for me and it is really confortable to wear. I love as well the bikini bottom Savana with its strappy detail on the sides.

JS: At what point did you know kitesurfing was going to be more than just a hobby for you?
SC: When I decided to leave France for Africa when I spent 4 years in Zanzibar… it was impossible to get back to a normal life.

JS: Is there one wave/surf spot that you just can’t get out of your head?

SC: Well as I mentioned it above, I will never get bored of the crystal and blue water of the amazing lagoon of Paje in Zanzibar.

JS: Where do you find inspiration when you get down or low-energy?
SC: Sometimes when I feel a bit down and I can’t ride I just love to do some yoga and of course spending time with Anita my baby. She just gives me so much energy and remind me important things in life.

JS: What’s the next destination on your bucket list?

SC: I’m going to Morocco end of the month for private coaching but I would love to go back to Hawaii soon and going to Maurice as well.

JS: What are you listening to now?
SC: I’m listening to deep house quiet a lot but Im kind of an eclectic person anyway.

JS: What’s the funniest thing that happened to you while travelling?
SC: Once in Zanzibar I was doing yoga on the roof of the house of my friend and then as we were super focus a huge monkey came starting watching us… after 5 minutes this little fluffy monster stole my phone and my sunglasses and it took me 15 min begging him to give them back to me… he finally dropped everything on the floor but luckily nothing broke!

JS: How do you deal with long flight?
SC: I just drink a lot and lot of water and I always carry a bottle of body lotion to avoid having dry skin in the plane. I listen to music of course and I do cross-words! I know is not that cool but it’s kind of another passion for me (I know shame on me ahahah)

JS: Any advice for girls who want to get into surfing?
SC: Learn it as it is an amazing sport for women as it will develop nicely your body and will make you feel so good after a nice session.