For the relaunch of high quality Breitling Superocean replica watches, ELLE traveled to Biarritz, the French haven for skaters and surfers, and spoke to ambassador and surfing champion Stephanie Gilmore about the surf lifestyle.
Catching Waves in Biarritz
The sea is turbulent as I walk onto the beach of the French seaside resort, bouncing with a surfboard that later turns out to be too small for me. It’s raining and it’s gray, but the mood is sunny and positive. With a group of international press and influencers, we are guided by professional surfers, all with best UK fake Breitling watches on their wrist. Practice the ‘pop-up’ on the wet sand for five minutes and then immediately try to stand on the plank. They think it shouldn’t be that hard. My instructor and Swedish surf pro Freddie Meadows checks the waves and gives me a set for the necessary momentum to get up. I can’t, of course, because my board turns out to be too small for my height to keep my balance. No excuse, really, Freddie said so herself!
We are in Biarritz during Wheels & Waves, the international festival for surfers, skaters and motorcyclists that Breitling has been a sponsor of for years. A perfect moment for the Swiss watch brand to launch the new collection of their 1:1 cheap replica Breitling Superocean watches. The new version is inspired by the original Superocean Slow Motion, a model from the 60s and 70s, where all superfluous functionalities have been removed to only serve the life-saving needs of diving – a very popular sport at the time. The renewed Swiss made Breitling Superocean copy watches is available for men and women, comes in all kinds of colorful dials and watch straps with cases of 36, 42, 44 and 46 millimeters.
Breitling Ambassador Stephanie Gilmore
The Breitling Surfer Squad was called back to be the face of the Superocean campaign, which included Australian seven-time surfing world champion Stephanie Gilmore and I got to speak to her.
Stephanie, 34, grew up in Murwillumbah, a small beach town on the east coast of Australia. My father is still one of the most passionate surfers I know to this day. As a child we had the choice of waiting at the beach or going into the water with him. The sea is my first great love, I learned to understand it from the age of ten. Since then it has been a place where I feel humble and balanced.’
That early start on a board has taken her far. She won the Women’s World Surf League in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2018. Last year she competed in the Summer Games in Tokyo where surfing was introduced as an Olympic sport. “It was a wild experience, also because the event was unfortunately impacted by Covid. But it was fantastic to be part of such a global event. We focused so much on performance. I loved feeling that connection with other top athletes from different sports. Walking into the opening ceremony is something I dreamed of as a child and it was even better than I could have imagined.”
Stephanie is a long-time ambassador of Breitling and therefore uses the 2022 Breitling Superocean replica watches in all her sports performances. Breitling may be Swiss, but it is a very cool and relaxed watch brand. I respect the heritage and the quality. There is nothing cooler than passionate people who understand their craft and are never too old to learn. The Superocean is a very handy and stylish tool for me. For competition surfing, counting and timing wave rotations is very important and the AAA perfect Breitling Superocean super clone watches helps with that. I love the new version of the watch, with ocean-inspired colors. The simple design is easy to read and therefore perfect for surfing.’
Like music styles and art flows, sports have also created different subcultures, each with their own clothing style. Surfing is no exception. ‘Self-expression is very important in surfing, and in life in general. Surfing really is a lifestyle, a way of life where surfers have a cool, laid back and colorful take on style. Wonderful to be a part of that.’
If you want to surf yourself, you really don’t have to start as a ten-year-old child like Stephanie. ‘I recommend starting on a large board, preferably a 9’0 soft top. Try a gentle wave, a point break [waves that break through a rock that protrudes and therefore roll longer] is always best. Go with friends that you can laugh with, to laugh the first frustrations away and try to have fun. Knowledge of the ocean is just as important as the technology itself, so start with both from scratch.’