Defay, Johanne

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Effervescent pro surfer from Reunion Island, France; world-ranked #8 in 2015. Defay was born (1993) in Auvergne, France, but moved as a child to Reunion Island, a French island in the Indian Ocean, just east of Madagascar. At age 8, Defay was taught to surf by her father, a regular in the world-class lefthand reef waves of St. Leu., Reunion’s premier wave. Defay soon began entering regional and ...

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