Jules Chollet
Nationality : French
Currently living in : Richelieu, Cap d’Agde, France
Date of birth : 25 July 2000
Discipline : Everything! Kite, wing and foil
Favorite spot : La Tamarissière (Agde), Lobos (Fuerteventura), One Eye (Mauritius)
Favorite move : Double loop late back with a kitefoil (landed once, crashed 20!)
Inspirations : Jesse Richman, Keahi de Aboitiz.
Major accomplishements

Surf foiling Belharra and my 200km-downwind in the Mediterranean. 

How did you get into all these sports – kiteboarding, wing foiling, surf foiling?

Since I was a child, I have been immersed in the marine environment, as my father started kiting when I was just born. I started with a traction kite on the sand while he was riding nearby. At around 10 years old, I started riding as well. Kiteboarding was the beginning of everything as it made me discover other disciplines like surf foil or wing foil. I’m super thankful to be able to do everything with the gear that F-ONE and MANERA provide me with.I find that the goal of each session is not the same as five years ago. Now, we try to choose the gear according to the conditions, to have the most fun on the water. Anyway, kiteboarding will always remain the starting point for me, and I truly think that it’s the discipline that offers the most possibilities to me.

What do you do before getting in the water? 

I look at the conditions to know where to go and what gear to put in my car. Then, I call my friends to find out who will come with me!

Tell us about your best memory on the water.

I spend a good part of my life at sea whether to ride or fish, so there have been quite a few magical moments! Honestly, I think going to Belharra is what I’ve been waiting for the longest. It was an unforgettable day for me. But that doesn’t take away from all the other good sessions I’ve had. Also, catching a big tuna is always an amazing moment as well.

Worst wipeout? 

I’m lucky I never broke anything! Knock on wood! I haven’t had too many major crashes, but my neck suffered a little bit from my last session trying to land double kite loops every five minutes!

Who would you like to say thank you to? 

First to my parents who allowed me to discover this watersports world. Then, to my few friends with whom I have the chance to practice all these sports. Finally, to F-ONE and MANERA who always provide me with top-notch gear!

A few words on your F-ONE quiver.

I don’t have a favorite gear because we are constantly testing new prototypes and it is constantly evolving. I would say that the ESCAPE 530 is the only foil that I have been using for two years now and that I can always rely on in big waves!

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