Grégory Closier is the owner of La Vague Surf Experience and brings more than 20 years of surfing, paddling and coaching experience.
Greg was born in 1975 in St. Renan, France, and has been surfing his entire life. He is married to Céline and is the proud father of his beautiful daughter Capucine.
Greg has traveled the world and surf perfect waves in exotic locations such as: Indonesia, Hawaii, Morocco, Australia, Mexico, Portugal, Reunion Island and more.
Driven by the desire to share his passion for ocean sports with others, Greg succesfully earned a Certificate in Sport Teaching and obtained the prestigious French Surf Instructor Certificate from the French Surfing Federation. He then established a surf school "SWEETSPOT Surf School" at his home break of Penfoul Beach in Brittany, where he established a strong reputation as one of the best surf schools in Brittany.
Greg's been teaching many people how to surf and he's been coaching top international athletes (surfing and sup racing) such as : Benoit Carpentier (top 10 World SUP Tour), Athur Arutkin (top 5 World Race Series), Martin Vitry (Winner of the PPG Junior 2016), and many others...
A natural competitor, Greg enjoys pushing himself to test the limits of his performance. After years of pursuing surf contests, Greg capitalized on the popularity of stand up paddling and quickly adapted to the new sport. He has competed as a SUP racer in numerous international competitions and remains one of the best European SUP racers.
"SUP racing gave me a new motivation and helped me attain a higher level of fitness than ever before. Training on a stand up board is now part of my lifestyle. SUP allows you to go in the water every day no matter the conditions. For me, it is the perfect complement to surfing. Sharing my passion is something I really enjoy, whether it is surfing with kids, helping adult catch their first wave or coaching professional athletes. I really like the feeling of being useful and helping people feel good. I've always been in love with California. I like the lifestyle, the weather, the waves. I created La Vague Surf Experience to help others discover the California surfing culture which has inspired me throughout my career.”