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, editor & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0 is a former school teacher gone rogue. She left her career as a teacher in order to spend more time near or on the water after learning to surf turned her life around (upsidedown?). She is a year-round surfer and paddler living on the eastern tip of Long Island in NY who is a certified SUP instructor, seasoned SUP racer and avid longboard surfer. Evelyn was hired as Online Editor to Standup Journal in 2016. Her passion for the project quickly led to her success and eventually taking over the mag herself in Oct. 2018. Today, as editor, publisher and chief bottle washer at Standup Journal, Evelyn keeps her toes wet writing, traveling, paddling, surfing, and learning to foil. You can find her most days paddling out on Gardiner's Bay or surfing Ditch Plains in Montauk, NY.