Rip Curl have decided to throw some of their local heroes the shakas and up first is Laurent. Dude gets more face shots than can be good for one man...

In addition to their Pro Team, Rip Curl supports some riders living their search with passion. They belong to their Local Hero Program.

They selected three out of 75 heroes and decided to promote their video release.

Here comes the first profile. Enjoy!

Jean-Louis is a native of Quebec and has been living in La Grave since 2009. He is a pure snowboarder always searching for new lines.

His style is a mix between mountaineering, freestyle and backcountry. He is dedicated to all his passions: Surfing, skating and snowboarding !