This is Romain Cloitre!
Chances are if you’re from the States you haven’t heard much about Romain Cloitre, let alone seen his surf talents in action, but to be sure, dude rips. Part of a hard-charging, full-on crew from the south Indian Ocean that’s quickly catching up to more global powerhouses like the United States and Australia, Cloitre’s coming on strong. Hailing from Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, similar to Jeremy Flores who currently sits fifth in the world and was raised on Reunion and now calls New Caledonia home, Cloitre splits time between the island, the southwest coast of France and wherever else his travels may take him. ESPN Surfing caught up with Cloitre on a recent trip to Indo, this is what he had to say.