Growing up riding both waves and powder Mathieu Crepel has been one of the few athletes to excel in two of the most extreme disciplines in action sports.
– Do you remember your first moment on a snowboard? how did it begin for you?
From a young age it wasn’t something I thought about straight away .. I just found that I loved it, started entering competitions, started doing well, then it was championships and olympics. Eventually I made a job out of it, getting to travel around the world, meet new people. It was just the evolution, my dad was supportive, my mum was really supportive.
– In terms of fitness how much do you train when your not doing this?
Swimming, cross training -I love to hike in mountains – there’s not a single day where I don’t do sports whether it’s pro sports or abs workout session.
– You have a fairly big following on social media- who have you had slide into your DM’s?
-What’s your go to emoji ( your favourite emoji)
-Finally If you had to either eat Peanut butter for life or Jam for life what would it be?
I would definitely eat Jam over peanut butter, It’s not our culture in France, I’m not a big fan of peanut butter let’s put it that way!
More on Shaka:
Quiksilver proudly presents Shaka, Mathieu Crepel’s latest brainchild production in collaboration with Almo Films. Showcasing breathtaking visions of mountains and waves, “Shaka” follows the 4x World Champion snowboarder on his quest to surf some of the world’s most challenging breaks. The film takes you on a journey to the surfing world’s most iconic locations; Hawaii, Italy, Oregon, Indonesia, and around Mathieu’s home in the Southwest of France. “Shaka” follows surf and snowboard legends Koa & Eddie Rothman, Guillaume Nery, Kepa Acero, Gerry Lopez, Victor Daviet and Nathan Fletcher as they search for the ultimate high.