Wisteria with Issam Auptel

Originally from the French Caribbean, Issam Auptel is a 20-year-young regular footer living in Hossegor, South-West France. A good friend of Erwin Bliss and Mr. Eithan Osborne and attested bon-vivant, it didn’t take long for his enthusiasm to gain our hearts.

When you’ve grown up surfing head-high turquoise water wedges in boardies your whole life, the move to mainland Europe can be a daunting feat—although Issam has crossed that bridge just fine. After months taking his fair share of floggings, Issam now handles both the unfriendly drops and crowd of heavy Gravière days like a total lord. Still taking routine beatings, but also finding diamonds in the rough, he’s earned himself another type of diamond in the form of a Volcom sponsorship.

Despite the lad’s rugged nature, there’s only a certain amount of time any islander can spend in Euro winter. With Covid restrictions limiting the fun potential a step further, Issam and our own Yentl Touboul decided it was time to pull the plug and regroup to their tropical bosom. They came back with exposed negatives, full memory cards, and after a few weeks in the edit bay, a new short film named Wisteria started to take form.

Products approved by Issam:

3 Piece Traction


Arcco Large Evo


Pro-Tech 6" 7mm Leash


Waterproof Bag


Los Alisios.

Los Vientos Alisios –  The Trade winds

Seven days on the rock with Erwin Bliss and Hector Menendez.

The trade winds blew us into Fuerteventura from Dakar, via a stopover in Barcelona. PCR tests and airport hotels. Something about a journey. Enter the Canaries; African in location and European in culture. Where Spain ends and the Sahara begins, separated by a mere 80 miles of sea. The rocks, the wind, the desert and the dust. And the sea, always the sea. We would hear rumours of better winds in Lanzarote and go there.  We would later the find out the wind would be the same. Always north. Always on, or cross shore. South winds are only something that happens in memory and never in real life. We would get stopped by Guardia Civil and Erwin would have his wrist slapped. Hector would guide us on our journey around the islands and surfed oversized twin fins with incredible flair. We explored every possible nook around the parameters of the rock we called home for seven days, letting the Alisios guide us. Trying to escape el viento but in the end, embracing it.

Surf, Beer and Fiesta... with Iker Treviño

Our friend and ambassador Iker Treviño was selected for the Mexi log fest. He grabbed his log and headed down to Punta de Mita for one of the coolest event of Longboarding.

Surf, Beer and Fiesta… MEXICO
A short clip of a two weeks trip to Punta de Mita, Mexico for the Mexilogfest.
Surf Clips by Lost not found Magazine (https://www.lostnotfoundmag.com/)

Issam Auptel - Welcome to Deflow family

With only 19 years of age (yep he was born in 2001), the young talent from Guadalupe Islands moved to Hossegor two years ago. From pumping La Graviere to the worst onshore sessions, you will find him around the line up doing his thing.


This selfless devotion to surfing and finding his own style represents our way of being.


Welcome on board Issam


Wondering which is his favourite Deflow equipment?

3 Piece Traction - Burgundy


Supra Large - Full Tab


6ft 7mm Leash - Burgundy


2 Piece Traction


Pavones avec William Aliotti

Willi Aliotti, a twin fin and the long, drawn walls of Costa Rica. Vid by Manuel Claudeville Morell.

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Welcome to Deflow Family - Laura Coviella

We are pleased to introduce Laura Coviella to the Deflow family.

If we had to choose one person who has stood out for her effort and growth in big wave surfing in the last year, it would be Laura Coviella.

Born in the Canary Islands, Laura discovered surfing at the age of 11. In addition to competing at the European level, Laura always stood out in powerful waves. Her perseverance and motivation have proven to be limitless, and we can’t wait to see what next winter has in store for her.



Video by Twin Films (@twinfilms_)
Additional footage: Martxel Txintxurreta
Song: Renge – Hola Hola
Special thanks to Javi and Jose Postigo, and Lorenzo “Seis” Suárez.
Supported by deflowsurf.com

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One session with William Aliotti

A few minutes of those Classic French conditions, during the last day it was on with William Aliotti



Presented by Jack’s Burger

Production: Ripitup

Music: Sofi Tukker I Drinkee

Video/Edit: Lucas Chazel

Additional footage : Léon Bachan – Oscar Valencia


Welcome to Deflow Family - Matteo Fabbri

“Sono Matteo Fabbri, abito a Riccione, una ridente cittadina sulla costa Adriatica, penso uno dei posti peggiori dove poter surfare in Italia, le mareggiate sono veloci e poco consistenti.
Nonostante questo più o meno all’età di 8 anni, spinto da mio padre, mi sono incuriosito a questo fantastico mondo, prima solo in estate poi la passione è cresciuta insieme a me.
Questa fantastica passione mi ha portato a viaggiare per il mondo, anche per gareggiare in fantastici eventi contro surfisti fortissimi a volte portando a casa ottimi risultati, riempiendomi di orgoglio perché venendo da un posto senza onde questo momento rende molto fiero.
La passione per lo shaping penso sia sempre stata dentro di me, forse perché mio babbo si shapava i Windsurf da solo quando non c’erano ancora in Italia, forse perché sono stato sempre incuriosito da tutte quelle forme particolari che potevano avere le tavole e i vari stili di surf. Tutto ciò, durante uno dei miei viaggi in California, mi ha spinto a chiedere a Steve Boehne (fondatore di Infinity Surfboards mio ex sponsor) che mi ospitava sempre, di insegnarmi l’arte dello shaping.
Tornato a casa ero gasatissimo e grazie al mio amico Cece (Sequoia Surfboards) che mi ha ospitato nella sua shaping room mi ha fatto shapare qualche altra tavola per me. Le tavole venivano bene e i miei amici erano tutti vogliosi di tavole, allora così decisi di farmi la mia piccola shaping room!
Adesso sono totalmente preso da questo nuovo mondo che mi spinge a creare, e testare tutte le idee che mi vengo in mente per creare tavole performanti e allo stesso tempo con linee classiche come log, fish, mid e asimmetriche da utilizzare sia nelle nostre strane condizioni adriatiche sia su onde oceaniche.
Questa nuova collaborazione con DeFlow mi gasa tantissimo perché credo che la simbiosi tra tavole e pinne sia fondamentale, e questo mi stimola ancora di più a creare la giusta armonia tra le due parti per creare qualcosa di speciale!”
words by Matteo Fabbri

“I’m Matteo Fabbri, I live in Riccione, one small but pretty nice city, on the east coast of Italy. One of the worst place to surf in Italy, waves are small and inconsistent mostly of the time, but you know the surf is pure passion and enraptures you.
I started surfing at around 8 years old, introduced by my dad, only in the summer but years after years that passion grew up with me. The same passion that pushes me to travel a lot, everywhere in the world, competing with some of the best longboarders, sometimes with great results, which makes me really proud because I come from a place basically with no waves.
The passion for shaping maybe I was hidden in me since I was kid, because my dad use to shape its own windsurf I back in the days. I’ve always been in love with new surfboards and so curious, plus the weird condition of surfing that we got at home pushed me to try different shape. During one of the many surf trips I did to California I asked Steve Boehne (the owner of Infinity Surfboard, my old sponsor) to introduce me to the shaping art, so I spent most of the trip in the shaping bay with him.
When I came back I started shaping some boards for me in a dear friend’s shaping room and I like it a lot so I started building my own shaping room.
Now I’m totally in love with this, and I constantly push myself to create always different surfboards, for every condition, kind of waves, different template, log, fish, mid and I don’t think this researching will ever end.
I’m so glad for this collaboration with DeFlow because the right harmony between surfboard and fins is so important to create something special.”
words by Matteo Fabbri

Noah Hecht by Jose María Cabrera

Noah Hecht Suarez has been training with Jose Maria Cabrera at JMC Surftraining since he was 9 years old. Noah is a 16 year old young man from Asturias with a very powerful surfing and a very polished technique.

In this video Jose Maria talks about his beginnings at JMC, what he has become and where he is going.

Welcome to Deflow Family - Yael Peña

We are excited to introduce you Yael Peña, the new blood of European surfing.

Born in the island of Tenerife, Yael mixes the powerful surfing of the volcanic islands with a fresh air game. Travelling all around the globe from an early age has brought Yael cultural richness and a special taste on photography.

Video by Twin Films (link)

Song: Gary Numan – M.E. (1979)

Special thanks to Javi and Jose Postigo, and to Lorenzo “Seis” Súarez.

Supported by Deflow