Adrien Toyon was born under shelling in a hospital basement north of Beirut during the civil war which once ravaged the peaceful and prosperous Lebanon. Actually, his real name is Adrien Khouery Toyon.
He moved to Reunion Island when he was four years old, where he learned to surf. But everytime he goes back to Lebanon it feels like home.
During a winter swell in the Mediterranean, Adrien and the crew from Wasted Talent went on a trip to Lebanon. Adrien wanted to surf a mythical slab near where he was born that had never been surfed called ‘Yours’.
So there they went, on the Flight 566 to Beirut, and stood at Lebanese passport control being asked by men with handsome moustaches and heavily braided shoulders as to their intentions.