Oleron Stand Up Paddle Naish Test Center Oleron Stand Up Paddle Naish Test Center Oleron Stand Up Paddle Naish Test Center History Diabolo Fun Watersports School Oleron Island is the result of a collective adventure, guided by a common passion for windsurfing on Oleron...
In the 1980’s, this new sport was taking off throughout France. Like an epidemic, it insinuated itself into the most remote sea-side communities, and it soon infected a close-knit group of people in the North of the island, at St Denis d'Oléron; more precisely, around the “Three Stones” ("3 pierres") or "les Palles"... This group felt an urgent need for freedom to develop further, and eventually formed an association including both a club and a school; this was in 1988! From then on, everything happened in rapid succession. In welcoming the French Funboard Championship in 1986 with its budding stars, Nathalie Lelièvre, Nathalie Simon, Robert Tériithéau, Patrice Belbéoc’h, Eric Thiémé and many others, “Diabolo Fun” and Oléron had found themselves heading towards the peak of popularity…

Many further similarly important events were to follow on the "Plage des Huttes", requiring considerable organisation. In parallel, the Diabolo Fun Watersports School, on the same site, continued growing, and the skills and dynamism of its trainers have brought the Charente school great success. Its organiser has been following the circuit of the Windsurfing World Cup for some fifteen years, as “wave judge” alongside Robby Naish and Bjorn Dunkerbeck, to name but a few...
Robby Naish & Didier Lafitte It is far from unusual to meet champions of world-wide renown, no less, on our site! In connection with his sponsorship by OXBOW, Jason Polakow, the flying Australian and Wave World Champion, accompanied by the young Hawaiian prodigy Levi Siver, have visited to sample the local swell.
And even the legendary Hawaiian Robby Naish has checked in at the site for a week of pure pleasure...

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