Davo Fever: a French veteran in the free bodyboarding world | Photo: Davo Fever Facebook

Davo Fever is not a professional bodyboarder. But, despite being out of the world tour arena, he is always chasing the best waves on the planet.

You have probably never heard of Davo Fever. He is 37 years-old and started catching his first waves when he was 14. Fever lives in Brittany, in the northwest of France, and he has no doubts that bodyboarding changed his life.

Fever is, however, a well-known name in the French bodyboarding scene. He competed in a few national events - including the Annaelle Challenge - and released several quality video clips.

"I used to live far from the sea. None of my friends were riders. So, my mom would drive me to Moguériec every weekend. She would wait in the car while I was riding," explains Fever.

"There was no internet, so we relied on newspapers. We talked about the spots with our friends, and we explored. There was no local scene. The fishermen and the elders watched and wondered what we were doing in the waves.

"Life is Better à la Mer" is a short documentary on his life. It was filmed in his local spots, in Bali, Brazil, and in the Cook Islands. Davo Fever is a lucky man. He works for an airline company, so he travels a lot, and is always surfing new spots.

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