Powerhouse and Olympian, Johanne Defay grew up in the mountainous Auvergne region of France. Her venture into surfing began in the island of Réunion, where she now lives, pursuing her love for the sport and fitness. Johanne began competing at the age of 10 and has won multiple Championship Tour events. The Vans US Open of Surfing in 2015, Fiji Women’s Pro in 2016, Jeep Surf Ranch in 2021 and Roxy Pro G-Land this year, to name a few of the most prominent victories in her career. Her home in France has always been the driving force behind her career in surfing, as well as her father, who has made a big impact on her start. Johanne’s unbelievable drive, confidence on her back-hand surfing and style in the water has made her an unstoppable force in the surf community.