Q & A: Louise Maurisset
Name: Louise Maurisset
Where do you live/where are you from ?
I live in San Diego but was born and raised in France
What sparked your interest in outdoors adventures?
I've always had an attraction for outdoor adventures. I started travelling the world at 6 months old thanks to my parents who are huge globetrotters. Travelling around the world and discovering new culture makes you crave outdoor adventures.
How did you cultivate a passion for skateboarding/longboarding?
My passion for skateboarding/longboarding actually started after looking at old pictures and videos of old school skateboarders from the 70s. Their style was out of this world and I knew right away this was what I wanted to do. So I went and bought my first board.
How does long boarding factor into healthy living?
I think longboarding definitely factors into healthy living. Being outdoors, pushing, sweating, having fun sounds like a great recipe for healthiness.
Who inspires you?
Jay Adams and his skating are a huge source of inspiration. He was an amazing skater and I love trying to replicate his skating style.
How have you turned an outdoor lifestyle into a career?
I was able to turn an outdoor lifestyle into a career by posting pictures of doing things that I love on Instagram. People love seeing pictures of other people doing what they love. It motivates them to go out and try new things for themselves.
Have you always wanted to live in America or was that a recent decision?
Yes I've always wanted to live in America especially in California. The weather is just awesome and so are the waves. I started travelling to the United States at a very young age. Every summer my family would rent a car and road trip through different states.
Whats one thing you cannot live without?
Definitely my surfboard!
What are your favorite ways to stay active?
My favorite ways to stay active are surfing and skating. I also enjoying hiking and luckily San Diego has some pretty nice trails to offer.
Favorite place to Hamboard?
Pacific Beach is a great little surf town to skate. There are awesome empty alleys with driveways that make them so fun to skate.
What’s your typical…
Omelette with mozzarella cheese, avocado and sun-dried tomatoes.
I'm actually obsessed with Whole Foods. I'm pretty much there everyday. I usually get one of their sandwiches or I make myself a salad.
Ice cream sandwiches haha!
What is your favorite place in the world?
Barbados! The surf is so much fun, the water is so warm and the island is incredibly pretty.
What’s a typical day look like?
I usually wake up around 8-9am. Go to class. Grab lunch. Then I drive to the beach and skate or surf until sunset.
Describe your perfect day.
Perfect day is a day filled with awesome food, great waves and sunset skate sessions at the beach with friends.
How did you hear about Hamboards?
I actually found out about Hamboards a couple years ago after seeing that massive board attached to a pole in Huntington. I thought that was the greatest thing ever and wanted one so badly.
What is your favorite board of the Hamboards line?
My favorite board is the Fish. I absolutely love it! It's the best board I have ever owned. It feels like you're surfing the streets.
Advice on staying happy and healthy everyday?
Be yourself, do what what you love and most of all, HAVE FUN!