What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?
- Henry David Thoreau
A surfing star from a young age, Johanne had to make some tough life decisions when her main sponsor dropped her.
Now ranked No. 5 in the world, she's making a steady comeback, despite the brands that think she's too athletic for a bikini. Story by Supriya Vohra and images by Armand Dayde. Originally published in The Outdoor Journal print edition, Spring 2017. Johanne was 19-years-old when she found herself at a crossroads in life.