She might split her time between Biarritz (France) and Los Angeles (USA), but her heart belongs 100% to boarding – skate, snow and surf. With no further ado, meet the daring athlete, author and designer, Manon Lanza.
Tell us a little about yourself.
Hi! My name is Manon Lanza aka @allonsrider and I'm living between Los Angeles, USA and Biarritz, France.
I'm passionate about board sports. When I'm not surfing, I'm on my skateboard and when it's too cold I'm on my snowboard. I can't imagine my life without boarding.
How has skating shaped your life?
Skating is meditation for me. It helps me escape from everything.
I focus on my ride and I don't think about anything else, it's magical. I’m truly in the moment. My whole life is about sports. From the moment I open my eyes to the moment I jump into my bed (completely sore ahaha).
How did you get started? Skating, surfing…
I have always been passionate about extreme sports. I started motocross at the age of 6 and then snowboarded during winter holidays with my parents.
Then one day I found my brother’s old skateboard in the garage, and that's how I fell in love with skateboarding. For me, it was the best way to recreate the feeling of snowboarding but without the mountains – life changing!
When I turned 21 and finished school, I decided to live by the beach in order to spend more time outside skating but also to work for a surf company.
Surfing also became part of my life very fast.
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Thanks socks much for reading!