He's French. He's from Hossegor.

You probably have never heard of Guillaume Mangiarotti, but he knows what he is doing in the Aquitaine region - getting in and out of heavy winter barrels.

Mangiarotti has been competing in the Qualifying Series since 2008, but we had never seen him performing at this level in French beach breaks.

A beautiful chaos, the ultimate surfing wave, a freak of nature, the advanced surfer's testing ground, a specialty wave, the premier tube riding arena, and, ultimately, the Mecca of surfing.

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