PIERRE OLIVIER COUTANT Free surfer and surf monitor

Pierre-Olivier, aka Pierro, is one surfer and coach, for whom ambition and courage have no limit. At 29 years old, this young man is deaf from birth and two time champion of France Handisurf. He’s set his sights on getting to the World Deaf Surfing Championship, a championship which gathers more than 500 deaf surfers across the world.

"I teach my students how to communicate and I always have them in my field of vision (…) Yes I think the students m0ay be a little more attentive because of my disability. I notice it when I see other teachers yelling "Listen to me !!" it rarely happens to me."

PIERRE OLIVIER COUTANT in action