Laurent Masurel, was raised in Africa developing his hunger for discovery and travel from his youngest days. Getting into photography in his early 20’s, the now-recognized shooter developed his experience and knowledge while pursuing a career that many wouldn’t have thought would lead him to his current job. Masurel’s path is one-of-a-kind in the world of surf photography.
A former 4 place finisher in the Pipeline Body Surfing Challenge in Hawaii, the big-wave amateur naturally came to professional photography in 2000 .
“I’ve had been bodysurfing since a young age and got passionate about photography so it made sense to try and mix both. I use to feel comfortable in big waves and since then I’ve been going ten times to Hawaii, four times to Tahiti and have had the chance to shoot some really unforgettable sessions.”