LOLA MIGNOT | A CITIZEN OF THE SLIDE

Posted on March 5, 2015 by Trace

L O L I T A  M I G N O T
The enchanted life of a quintessential Sea Gypsy.

A ‘surf story’ about growing up on the Ocean
 C I T I Z E N S
O F   T H E   S L I D E ♀
—  NOT SO ORDINARY
CITIZENS INTERVIEW  —

LaVecchia_20130523_167Photo by Nick Lavecchia 

HC: This photo by Nick Lavecchia shot for Foam Symmetry Volume 2 has to be our all time favourite magazine surf cover! Tell us how this was for you? 

LM: They day I received Nick’s picture was magical. I couldn’t believe I was on the magazine’s cover. Plus Nick is a very talented photographer and he really did capture my Symmetry. I was stoked!


HC: Tell us something about yourself.. who is Lola Mignot?

LM: They call me Lolita. I’m sixteen. I was born in Paris on a sunny day but soon after, moved to Tahiti. And by the time I was eight months I had already crossed the Pacific with my family on a sail boat. Since then the Ocean and Mexico have been my Casa.

MorganMaassen_Lola_6Photo above of Lola and her family at Casalove Sayulita by Morgan Maassen 

LM: My main occupations are surfing and helping my Mom at her clothing, art and jewelry store called Pachamama Sayulita. My favorite music… I just love sound, you know.

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Photo by Pachamama sayulita of Lola’s hand painted floor art

HC: What does wearing Seea mean to you?

LM: Seea is an all time classic. Their style and colors fit me perfectly. And they are very comfy for my longboard lifestyle.

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Photo’s of Lola above wearing Seea by Luki O’keefe

HC: How long have you been surfing, who/what drew you to the water? Who inspires you now?

LM: I’ve spent fifteen years carried by its current around the world. I basically grew up in the ocean, from traveling through the Pacific to living under a Palapa on the seashores of Mexico. My mom is my biggest inspiration. And those continuously inspiring my surfing are: Erin, Ashley, Jen Smith, Kassia and all the Seea babes… there are many other shredders out there I admire.

LaVecchia_20130521_838Photo above on a surf mission: Lola and fellow Seea babes with Nick Lavecchia for Seea 

MorganMaassen_Lola_2 MorganMaassen_Lola_3Photo’s above by Morgan Maassen 

HC: Where is your favourite surf spot? If you could go anywhere which surf break do you most yearn to explore? 

LM: O… it’s a secret spot (she winked). I want to go explore again Saladitas, a magical left. 

HC: What are you currently riding.. favourite surfboard?

LM: Elevator Bing 9’4. And that one has the mojo.

LaVecchia_20130520_901LaVecchia_20130520_232-1Photo’s above by Nick Lavecchia 

HC: What has been your most cherished Surf Adventure memory?

LM: At Noosa in Australia with my whole crew. We had a van posse and hit up the best spots all along the coast. The people made it special.

LolaMignot.eyeseaeverythingPhoto by Megan Villa Eye Sea Everything

HC: Describe the feeling, when you have 10 little piggies hanging over the front of your board?!

LM: It’s unexplainable.. like flying.

lolamignot.toes.JettyGirlSurfLolaMignot.ChrisGrant1LolaMignot.ChrisGrant2Photo’s above by Chris Grant for Jetty Girl Surf Mag

LaVecchia_20130523_346Photo by Nick Lavecchia 

HC: Where to in the future for Lola Mignot, and how can we see more of you?

LM: Travel the world on the lookout for perfect waves and joyous people. I’m on the verge of putting out a new surf video on Vimeo filmed by Ed Fladung. [Now released – watch it at Top of page]

Lola.Mignot.Ed.FladungPhoto and Vimeo above by Ed Fladung

LM: And if you want to see what I’m up to follow me on Instagram: @lolamignot.

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