Meet our dynamic team!
Perhaps your Maeva Surf adventure will only begin in a few weeks or months, it began, for us owners Patricia and JF, in December 2008. We discovered flowboarding by chance during a trip. We had never heard of this new sport before, which is practiced only in a few hundred places on the planet. After surfing this artificial wave several times, we quickly became addicted to this new action sport combining surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding. So we decided to share our new passion with Quebecers by bringing this sport home. An indoor installation was therefore going to be necessary since the harsh Quebec climate does not lend itself at all to a permanent outdoor installation. Just imagine this frozen artificial wave! In Quebec, few places are available for surfing, even in summer. The arrival of the FlowRider® is therefore ideal for introducing Quebec to the world of surfing! At first, many were skeptical of this innovative and daring idea, but we were fortunate to be surrounded by exceptional people who never stopped believing in our vision. Obviously, a project of this magnitude requires considerable funds. It is for this reason that we thank the support of the Mouvement des caisses populaires Desjardins and the Business Development Bank of Canada, as well as Investissement Québec who have agreed to support Maeva Surf. Thus, nearly two years after the draft of the Maeva Surf project, the first sod was made. Our large team, made up of architects, engineers, designers and swimming pool experts, have done everything possible so that we can finally welcome you to an establishment worthy of our passion for flowboard. We also enlisted the services of a communication agency which forged our image, from the logo to the website. And it is essential to mention the incomparable support of the city of Laval, through Laval Technopole, the CLD and Tourisme Laval. Flowboarding knows no bounds and new tricks are created every day all over the world. And if you are less adventurous, you can still find your account in our year-round summer clothing store. Are you ready to tame the wave?
How long have you been employed by Maeva Surf?
With the help of our friends and employees, we have developed the products, courses, training and plans since our first vision. We are dreamers.
Position at Maeva Surf?
Reception, sales, marketing, operator, instructor, owner and any other necessary work.
What’s your favorite thing about the wave?
I would like to surf more, but let’s say a nice big shuvit pop, you Patricia?
What are your favorite sports?
We love all water sports: Flowboard, surfing, whitewater kayaking and wake surfing. But we live in Quebec, so also snowboarding in the winter.
What are you studying?
The school of life. We continually try to be better “leaders” for our employees.
What would be your job in the future?
We are entrepreneurs, we dream every day.
What is your biggest dream?
Inspire young people to surpass themselves and age in good health together.
What is your greatest accomplishment to date?
We are very proud to have opened a new business like Maeva Surf, but above all to have created a new market for indoor surfing in Canada.
What places have you traveled to?
We are privileged to have visited French Polynesia, Hawaii, Spain, France, the United Kingdom, Costa Rica, several Caribbean islands as well as several cities in the USA and Canada.