It all started with Oakley’s epic boat trip. French Surf Team Ripper Romain Cloitre had the “trip of his life” with O’s stacked team of elite riders – surfing unbelievable waves in the crystal clear waters of Indo. Just a few weeks later, he was crowned the victor of the 6-star Relentless Boardmasters in England. Fast forward to the present, and the 23-year-old Frenchman is now the 2011 ASP Europe Champion – a perfect topping to what’s been an all-time season for Romain. The 2008 European Junior Champion, he’s displayed this year just why he’s a true force to be reckoned with on the Tour.