Fabienne d'ORTOLI, Brittany (France)

by Fabienne d'Ortoli
(Brittany, France)

Fabienne d'ORTOLI, Brittany (France)

Fabienne d'ORTOLI, Brittany (France)

Fabienne d'ORTOLI, Brittany (France)

Where are you from? A bit of everywhere! With my parents, we used to travel a lot, and i guess i kept this in my blood! But now, after so many years travelling, i can say i'm from Brittany, as i settle down here, with my boyfriend Bruno ANDRE, and it's just perfect.

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Your age? 32

Where did you grow up? France (south, east in the mountain, Paris), French Caribbean, Reunion Island...

Tell me a little bit about yourself.
I'm a true person who likes Nature, Ocean, Sport, Humor and Love. I don't need much material things, i don't care, as long as i can live by the Ocean, with my boyfriend!. I grew up being close to Nature, and travel a lot, and kept this in my blood. I cant really understand how we can continue to live as we do, thinking that we can keep go on like this for ever, that it s not so urgent.... I know money will be the last word in this world, and that's too bad. Nature should be the last word and the first preoccupation.
So, as you can understand, i really care about Nature, and try my best to do something.
Beside this, i started kitesurf in 1998, and started being professional since 2002, after finishing my Sport studies. Since, i had 2 World titles, severals French and European titles (Freestyle & speed crossing) and a 3d place on PKRA Race.
But my main passion is Surf. I practice Surf, longboard, stand up and start learning windsurfing! My goal is to spend more time on the water and play with many toys! I have the chance to live i Brittany, where we can practise anything.
Also, i know how family is important, it's a real treasure, i'd like to spend more time with her, and for sure built one!

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Music? Rock, hard rock, blues, french music

Interested in..? Nature, sports, animals, travel (discovering places and people, not being 10 days in a hotel and go kite in front of it), human body (i'm interested into massages and all those therapy), photos, and doing natural stuff for decoration.

Food? Home/hand made, fruits, veggies, cheese and chocolate and my "péchés mignons"!!

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Heroes? My family, by their loving and all the things they do, know and pass on.
Then, all those sailors in the early times, when at this time, we thought after Horizon line, it was a big hole of nothing...Can you imagine go on the Ocean, and see what is AFTER?.... what ever the price would be to pay?.. They go for months, years, with so little chances to come back. They just wanted to discover and go further.. without any assistance.. respect. I always thought of them. Don't ask me why!

Favorite kite/surfing spots for you? So many places. I love waves, so for me, it would say home, Hawaï, Chile.

How long have you been doing this? Almost 10 years!...

Why kite/surfing? It juste came like this! At this time, in 1998, it was very very small, and new. I had the opportunity to try, and go further. As i was surfing, but not windsurfing, it was the occasion to go on the water when it was windy. And being part of the departure of a new sport was amazing.

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What does your family think of this? They support me a lot, which is real treasure. Thanks a lot.

What does this sport mean to you? My life since 10 years! And hopefully for the next 10 to come!

Favorite tricks? I'm not into freestyle anymore; I'm really impressed by what they do, even if i don't really like the style, i know how hard it is. Big respect to them! So my favorite trick would be a nice surfing style.

What does this sport demand of you? I don't really know, i juts do it first by pleasure! I would say Everything: Being in shape, be professional, go on every day to go further.

Have you ever been in an accident? Right now! Injured on my knee! But until now, never really bad (i touch some wood, it can happen tomorrow to anybody)...

Vision...you wishes for the future: So many! Continue having fun on the water in every support! More serious, being more involved with Envao (my surf brand, organic cotton, fair trade way of work, surf style, etc..), and work on products; We already plan a trip in January, and more things to come...
But also offering some sports vacations, massages, etc... Many ideas, which need to be worked on!
Find a better way to combinate my passion of Oean and my private life.

credit photos: Julien Ogor (this bottom), HH/ Bastiani (old style grab jump!), Manu Morel (flower portrait), Bruno André (for all others!). Thanks to all of them.

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