Domenech, Thierry

Smooth-surfing regularfooter from Biscarrosse, France; runner-up in the French Surfing Championships in 1986, 1988, 1989, and 1990, and runner-up in the 1987 European Surfing Championships. Domenech was born (1964) in Arcachon, France, and began surfing at nearby Biscarrosse at age 11. He won the 1982 juniors division national title, and traveled that year to Australia to compete in the World Surfing Championships.

While many French surfers have little interest in visiting other countries in...