Erwan Simon

DOB:     02/1o/1981Untitled-3
From:    Brittany, France
Lives:    Brittany, France
Languages: English & French

surfEXPLORE Contribution
# if of expeditions:        15
# it published articles:  30
# published photos:     285

Erwan is a founding member of surfEXPLORE and sponsored professional free surfer. He has been researcher and photo and video coordinator for multiple expeditions and is a highly successful explore. He has contributed to over 20 international surf and travel publications as a featured surfer from 2001 to present and written articles for all French-language surfing publications, The Surfer’s Journal (USA), Ocean indien and many other travel magazines. He has also featured in sport documentaries and appeared in television programmes about surfing and travel on France TV, TV5, Al Jazeera, Ty Téle.

Career Highlights:

  • 2007 – First surfExPLORE trip with JS Callahan to Comoros.
  • 2007 – First ride of the Silver Dragon tidal bore in China (featured in French TV prime time program Thalassa).
  • 2009 – Co-organiser of a video project in Haiti for a television documentary, currently being shown on several long-haul routes by Air France.
  • 2010 – Invited (as part of the surfExPLORE team) by the Chinese Government and U1St management to research and document the surfing potential of the east coast of Hainan island leading up to the implementation of The wanning International Surfing Festival. Following the surfExPLORE’s hugely successful missions to Hainan, the island now hosts two ASP-sanctioned world Tour events and one ISA-sanctioned event yearly and has become the epicenter of surfing in China and a popular surfing hotspot in South East Asia.
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