Charly Quivront, aka The Cat, is not new to this whole Hawaii thing. The young French surfer has spent many winter seasons at the Volcom Hawaii Houses surfing his brains out, hanging with the house crew dudes like Tai Vandyke and Kaimana Henry, and scoring tons of photos and video clips along the way. This season, Charly met Gabriel Novis, one of Brazil's hottest surf filmmakers, and they instantly clicked. Gabriel was itching to work on a new project, and Charly was eager to get some fresh clips online. So the boys got to work in Hawaii and turned out this killer edit.
We asked Gabriel what it was like working with Charly:
I HAVE BEEN WANTING TO DO A RAW VIDEO PART FOR A WHILE. INSPIRED ON THOSE OLD SKATEBOARD FILMS THAT WE ALL GREW UP WATCHING, AND WHEN I HEARD ABOUT THIS VOLCOM KID CHARLY QUIVRONT STAYING IN HAWAII FOR THE WINTER, I JUMPED ON THE OPPORTUNITY. IT WAS THE PERFECT FIT. IT WAS SUPER FUN FILMING WITH CHARLY AND HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO STAY AT THE VOLCOM HOUSE. THE VIBE IS JUST INSANE OVER THERE, PRETTY COOL PLACE TO BE. CHARLY IS A RAW TALENT. THE KID IS TRUE AND SURF NEEDS MORE PEOPLE LIKE THIS. HE KNOWS HOW TO MIX HIGH PERFOMANCE SURFING WITH REAL FUN SESSIONS AND HAWAII WAS THE PERFECT SET UP FOR THIS RAD SUNNY CLIP!
GET TO KNOW CHARLY QUIVRONT
Currently living: Hossegor
Years surfing: 16
Sponsors: Volcom, ABC, FCS, Gorilla Grip, Maracuja Surf Shop
Favorite spot: Lower Trestles (California) or Seignosse (France)
Favorite country: Hawaii, but I need to go back to Indo
Goals: Chasing good waves, having fun, and getting the best results on the QS tour!
First board: BOUL surfboard made by my uncle for my third birthday
Warm-ups: Listening to music when I get changed
What gets you motivated to surf? Watching a good surf movie
Side tracks: Party
Music: PHFAT, "Light Out"
Videos: Modern Collective and Lost Atlas
Best style: No hipster
Random information: I like brunettes
Favorite Volcom Pants: Chinos
Favorite Boardshorts: Mod-Tech
One thing you can't leave home without: My Phone
Special thanks: Specially to my parents, family, and my sponsors
Fill in the blank: Hello. My name is Charly Quivront, some people call me le Chat. I would best describe my hometown as a good place to rest and see friends. I've traveled quite a bit, but by far the best place I've been is Hawaii because it's warm and there are fun waves everyday. But, by far the worse trip ever was to Canaries a couples years ago!