Group of French surfers show up at South Padre.

Arthur Bourban from Hossegor, pushing the limits of gulf coast surf.

Three days of swell and three French rippers mingle with the locals, deep in the south of Texas. What started as a typical low-key, slightly obscure afternoon on the small Tex-Mex sandspit would suddenly change when three young travelers entered the water.  Arthur Bourban(19) from Hossegor, Rudy Marechal(17) from Capbreton, and Marc Milienne(21) from Martinique all hail from France and all hell broke loose when these guys hit the waves.

The trio of surfers are traveling with professional photographer, Antoine Quinquis, and working on a story to appear in Surf Session Magazine. It should be released between May and September, says Antoine. Based on the photos that were sent to help identify the riders, you should definitely look into getting a copy of that mag! Let’s hope all goes well and the story makes it to the final cut.



The group was based out of Corpus and within a day and a half they had surfed Bob Hall Pier, Boca Chica, South Padre, and back to Bob Hall again. One guy had to fly out early and missed the best size of the swell. It turned out to be very fun during the peak of the swell on the outside here in S.P.I., and some photos surfacing from Corpus that day also show some thumpin’ waves. Between all those surf spots and a rising swell, the group is bound to have some gems.

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