Patrick started living in Seignosse in a tent in the forest in 2004, surfing everyday, living on a diet of tinned ravioli and chocolate buns. In 2006 Patrick had the idea of providing personalised surfing holidays. This idea has graudually evolved into the Boardingmania Surf School and Surf Camp strucutre in place today. Patrick is incredibly happy to share his passion and his dedication with like minded people from all over the world who just want to come and surf some good waves and have some great times.

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Mireille started packing boxes at Billabong head office in Hossegor. She then became a modelist and product developer for the boys section of Billabong clothing. 2 kids later she started helping the Boardingmania effort by looking after the team. Now that everyone is old enough to dress themselves Mireille is hekping with the administration out of season and is behind the reception during the season.

The beach lifestyle is an everyday experience at Boardingmania.