Margot Rozies

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Guest Editor Constance Beverly

Snow Photos by Matt Georges

an image of Roxy snowboarder Margot Rozies,snowboarding

How do you say badass in French? Margot Rozies, perhaps?  We missed that day in 8th grade French.

The ever-awesome Ms. Rozies, a Roxy girl for over 10 years, is a vision on a board (surf or snow) and an inspiration to shred ladies everywhere.  When she isn’t riding waves or snow with her signature ballsy style, she’s practicing yoga, cross-country biking and/or fueling her positive vibes with a little Black Sabbath, tea, and the quintessentially French baguette and cheese feast.  We caught up with Margot to chat about her passions on and off snow, her life in France, and her retirement from competition.

an image of Margot Rozies Roxy SnowboarderSBM: What’s your most memorable day on the mountain?

Margot: Any day can be the best, even if the conditions are not perfect, the crew you’re riding with makes it all!  There was this FWT (Freeride World Tour) in Austria, 2 years ago, we had a week of waiting period for the competition, so we had the chance to get to ride together for a couple of days. I love this group vibe when you watch each other jump, cheer on, and sometimes crash. These are the good times.

SBM: You have been a participant in big mountain contests like the Freeride World Tour in the past, have you left competition or are you taking a break?an image of Roxy Snowboarder Margot Rozies

Margot:  You never really know what the future holds. I got injured last season and it took a while to recover entirely.  I had a lot of time to think about a lot of things. I thought it was time for me to move on to something else.  I do believe everything happens for a reason.

SBM: Do you love competition and are you a natural competitor?

Margot:  I actually love filming more than I love to compete.  Just because I mostly ride “safer” in a competition than when I ride for myself or film.  I think I prefer to compete against myself in the end.

SBM: What is the worst part of competing?

Margot:  When you have to ride dangerous conditions.

SBM: Do you have a large network of female riders that you get out or do you ride mostly with guys?

Margot: In the beginning I was mostly riding with guys, that’s all there was ! But it was a really cool school for me, they were always there to push me.  I have been riding with more and more girls these last few years,  there are more girls snowboarding than in the past.

an image of Margot Rozies Surfing Roxy SurfboardSBM: As a surfer and a snowboarder what is it about the culture of board sports that you love?

Margot: I’ve had the chance to travel, meet new people, discover different cultures. That’s what I love the most about it.

SBM: You had competed in surfing for some time too, besides the h20 how is it different from a snowboard competition?

Margot: A freeride competition is actually pretty similar to a surf competition as there is a big “chance factor” I would say. Landing in a hole of a previous competitor who crashed on your snowboard or waiting for the wave that never comes on your surfboard.  The big difference is that you only have one run on snowboard freeride competition.

SBM: Do you find surfing or snowboarding to be relaxed for you?

Margot: For sure, as long as I’m not in busy places. It’s an important way to express myself.

SBM:  Living in France you have access to both big mountains and ocean – how would you describe your home country?

an image of Roxy girl snowboarder Margot RoziesMargot:  I couldn’t have landed in a better place. I grew up in a city I don’t really liked but was 45min away from the mountain and an hour and a half away from the ocean.  I had really supportive parents, which made it all easier.  France has so many great “natural infrastructures” to offer.

SBM:  What is the culture for women in extreme sports like in France?

Margot: It’s definitely growing, I get to see a lot more girls surfing than a couple of years ago. It’s just still quite “underground” I’d say.

SBM: Over the past several months snowboarding and skiing has lost some high profile names to avalanches in the mountains, how do these deaths affect you as a professional rider?

Margot:  I lost one of my best friends, Tristan Picot, when I was 17. He was such a kind person, I will always have that feeling of injustice.  They left doing what they loved the most, and I always feel this little presence when I ride, knowing that we will all meet again someday.  I had the chance to meet Liz, an incredible lady with a contagious smile. All my thoughts are going to Davide and Liz’s family, livelikeliz.

SBM: You are a serious practitioner of yoga, how does yoga incorporate in to your surfing and snowboarding?

Margot:  Yoga is good for everything. For the sport, I find it helps coordinating your body, I have this global sensation to have “more control” on my whole body.  It’s quite addictive when you start.

SBM: What caused you to start practicing yoga?

Margot:  I wanted to find a way to channel my hyper activity, it works really well as i always feel emptied after a good yoga session.an image of Margot Rozies, Surfing

SBM: You are involved in some projects that focus on women in action sports? Tell us about what you are doing?

Margot:  I love action sports, art and music. And I would like things to move on concerning the mediatization of these women.  I decided to create a TV show/webserie project. I will go and meet different athletes in different sports, and discover each lady’s daily life. This will encourage the younger generations of girls to step into sports like that, or maybe awaken new desires for others.  It’s called Miss Aventura.  All about sharing passions and discovering new spheres.

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She has three children,  two “fur” babies and resides with them, and her boyfriend in Boise, Idaho. She is passionate about raising her family to love and take care of the amazing planet we live on while at the same time enjoying the beauty of it by getting outside as often as possible.  

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