25-year-old Tim Boal is France's surfing champion. He's 182 centimeters tall, which means nothing to you Yanks. What does register with Americans is that he made the finals of last weekend's US Open. He took fifth at a 6-star last year in Brazil, but the Open is a whole other story.
You might notice that the guy is quite the penman. His blog about his recent adventure to the final is not only eloquent, but it's not even in his native tongue. (I'd rather have to surf in front of thousands ...
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