Dreamy filmmaker Nathan Oldfield captures French longboarder Margaux Arramon-Tucoo elegantly sliding and creating in Australia.

Dreamy filmmaker Nathan Oldfield captures French longboarder Margaux Arramon-Tucoo elegantly sliding and creating in Australia.

Inspirational brand RVCA have released a new video of their French longboarding advocate Margaux Arramon-Tucoo sliding and making art around Australia.

Filmed by dreamy videographer Nathan Oldfield – responsible for Kassia Meador’s award-winning indie surf film The Heart & The Sea – the Australia video captures Margaux’s spirit of adventure and creativity in blissful little vignettes that will have you running for the beach.

We caught up with Margaux at home in Biarritz for Huck 44. Here’s an extract from the interview, you can read the full thing here.

In Bloom

French longboarder Margaux Arramon-Tucoo is coming of age between the creative nebulas of California and Biarritz.

“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late, or in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be,” reads an F. Scott Fitzgerald quote on the Tumblr of surfer, photographer, artist and adventurer Margaux Arramon-Tucoo.

The Fresh Area, as Margaux calls her melting-pot Tumblr, is a starry-eyed mix of influences and artefacts – from her own dreamy surf analogues and rainbow-coloured ink and mandala creations to the works of others including a book on Frida Kahlo and a video of Cat Power covering country supergroup The Highwaymen. It’s a perfect amalgam of Margaux’s character: one foot in the ocean, one foot in a paint pot.

“I discovered art when I was a kid and understood quickly that it was something fun and very important in life,” says Margaux, now twenty. “It keeps your mind out of mediocrity and helps you build your own ideas of things in society. For me art and surfing are linked because I first met real painters – ones that truly live off it and are known for what they make – when I started to travel to surf.”

Margaux was born in Biarritz – a beautiful Basque surf town situated on the coast between France and Spain – and started surfing at ten years old with her dad on late summer evenings. “Biarritz is a wonderful town to grow up in,” says Margaux. “You can walk everywhere so you gain independence very fast. I live as close to the ocean as I do to the city, so I’ve always done my thing and got to where I wanted to go.”

You can read the full interview in Huck 44.