Name: Amandine Sanchez
From: France, Basque Country
Sponsors: O’Neill Europe, Gallaz, Vestal, Island Style.
Briefly describe yourself… I like surfing, travelling all over the world and having fun with my family and friends. When I’m not surfing, I spend my time hairdressing and practising all kinds of sports.
Talk us through your average day… I wake up early, go and check the waves and I choose the best spot. I have lunch with my boyfriend and I go and check again. That’s the perfect day!
How long have you been riding? 6 years.
Best achievement: The whole of the season 2005.
Best trick: Pipe, Carve.
Biggest rush: Hawaii
Scariest moment: That would be Hawaii too!
Favourite riders: Andy Irons, Anne Gael Hoareau, Chelsea Georgeson
Favourite place to ride and why: Anglet in France because it’s my home, and Reunion Island – my second home.
What essential items do you pack in your suitcase for a trip? Clothes, beauty products, surfboards, bath towels, sunglasses, suncream and my notebook.
Top 3 tunes: SDF by Thomas Chevalier, La Case by Baster and Alpha by Blondie.
How do you stay in shape? Good food, keeping healthy and practising sporty activities.
Favourite foods: Anything without Gluten. I like all foods, especially sushi and exotic food.
Must-have beauty product: La Roche Posay – great French products.
Beauty tip: Cleanse your face every day and always wear suncream.
Favourite clothing brands: O’Neill for sure!
Fashion tip: Always accessorise.
Which celeb’s style do you admire: Cameron Diaz
Favourite quote: The true strength is to believe it.
Before I die I want to: To live without regret.