Alizé Arnaud

Alize portrait Alizé Arnaud
birthplace:
Creteil, France
birthdate: 16. February 1990
surfing since: 1999
best trick: Barrel, because the feeling is just amazing!! It's crazy, there's nothing like getting a good barrel. It's the biggest turn you can do I think.
stance: regular
sponsor: O'Neill, FCS, Gorilla, Grip, Conseil Général des Landes, SWOX

How do your friends call you?
Zouzoune

You have been surfing since 1999, do you have a favorite surfspot?
Houssegor

Which is your favorite board?
It is a 5'9*17 3/4*2 3/16

Alizé, who or what inspires you?
Mickeal Jackson inspires the most because he was an hard worker. He worked really hard all his life and I really admires this. He was not only a good dancer and singer, he was a real musician. And I liked his perception of nature and future. His 'man in the mirror'song is just so true! In my passion I admire Kelly Slater because he's the best surfer ever. He's in the world tour since so many years and he's still the best. It's crazy how he can still get better.

If you had to pick two surfers, dead or alive, to go surf with. Who would they be and where would you go?
I'll pick Andy Irons and Rob Machado and we will go somewhere with good waves and no one out, but I'm still looking for this place. I took Machado because I really like his attitude and his spirit. I would love to surf with him. And I took Andy because he's my hero. I also like his Rock'n'roll spirit and what an amazing surfer!! I really enjoyed the battle between him and Kelly.

Which is the best city on earth and why?
I'd say home because you know "Home Sweet Home!" ahah - there's no place like home!! I'm living in a quite little city. We have the best beach breaks in the world, the mountain at one hour driving, the forest all around what else can I ask?? This is my paradise.

Do you have your own way of life? What do you want to achieve next?
Ummm, I like to do lot of sports like running, gym class. I like to work hard because my modjo is 'No pain, No gain' so I train hard. I know what I want and I only can have it by doing lot of sports. My goals are to qualify for the World tour next year. I would also like to be European Champion. I'm gonna do everything to achieve my goals.