Date of birth:
Tavira, Portugal
Polen surf boards, Fcs, Gorilla grip , Lapping camps,
Music, tennis, food, movies and spend time with my girlfriend, family and friends
Favourite athletes:
Mick Fannig, Julian Wilson, Nadal, Novac Djocovich


Joackim and Luca Guichard (twins) were born in Oslo in 1989 and moved to Portugal when were 6 weeks old. It took them 13 years and a surf course as a birthday gift to discover that they belong in the line-up. Focused and with loving passion for surfing they soon took on their first competition and finished both 1st and 2nd place.

Stoked on the results they eventually got sponsored and got the opportunity to travel to OZ and train their skills further more and require more experience. On returning to Portugal they both won three 1´st pro junior events. And did good in some European events and qualifying series. They were sponsored 8 years by O’Neill but unfortunately last year they lost their sponsor (O’Neill). But still travel to surf and surf to travel!


What are you looking for to accomplish?

I´m looking to get better technical surfing, on aerials and big wave surfing, also in being more comfortable and free as competing and keeping happy and travel to new places!

"Luca Petersen-Guichard"

What would be your greatest achievement?

To find a new sponsor, so that my brother and I can keep doing what we love, and besides to defend my title at the Lofoten (Norway masters in 2015); also win an event of the Portuguese nationals and being part of more inspirational video projects!

What kind of difficulties does your sport’s performance involve?

Surfing is a sport that can involve difficulties such as, injuries. Most likely back injuries, so you have to prepare well, and in the last few years the lack of sponsorship, you see so many good surfers losing their sponsors and the crowds in the water sometimes!

What makes you feel satisfied when performing your sport?

With surfing I feel satisfied every time I go surfing because you´re in direct contact with mother nature, and when it delivers perfect conditions like barrels, just makes me feel so ha!

Where do you practice your techniques when being alone?

Well, I watch videos of top world surfers and analyze it and compare it with me, used to do some trampoline training specific for air technique. Also lots of stretching and little bit of yoga.

"Luca Petersen-Guichard"

What do you do during your training which is key to your success?

When arriving at the beach, assess the conditions, and try always to be at my potential, sleep well, eat well and be focused! My twin brother and I film each other and analyze it.

What are you most nervous about when competing?

Well losing to less experienced surfers and when you know you´re losing the heat and time is ticking away, with the speaker on the background going1 minute remaining surfers….

"Luca Petersen-Guichard"

Who would you say is your biggest fan and why?

My biggest fan is Macaca (my girlfriend) always supporting and watching live comps while in class and work, always stoked with my surfing even if I lose!

What is the best piece of advice you have been ever given?

Shit stop changing your mind all the freaking time!

"Luca Petersen-Guichard"

What are your future plans?

Be part of video project with corporation with Redbull Norway, and find a new main sponsor, Fly to New York and California in January. And start competing in February/march. Keep training and be happy!

What are your tips for those who begin now?

Keep surfing, respect the ocean and keep it clean. And remember it takes time to get good at it, so be patient and enjoy the ride!

"Luca Petersen-Guichard"