Axel grew up in Dakar, Senegal, until 1987 when his father, a public works engineer, fell ill. The family had to return to the Yvelines. After the agricultural high school, the young man, who was passionate about agronomy, entered the ISTOM, the higher school of international agro-development.
"But all I wanted to do was go back to Senegal! He did a series of internships in Africa, in Indonesia, and then went to Gabon for cooperation. " I was in charge of plantations and development
He shares his passion with Sébastien Dupoyet: water sports, windsurfing, sailing, and especially kitesurfing. " I wanted to return to France," explains Axel, " I didn't know my country, my wife told me: 'Live your passion, set up your kite school'.
What he does in 2011 in La Capte after having passed his State Certificate."It was a great entrepreneurial and human experience for 8 years, and then I had the opportunity to work as a project manager for a large event agency in Monaco."
In the meantime, the two friends became buddies, members of the same tribe of sea lovers.
We were tired of working alone, we saw the potential and above all we wanted to discover the local environment in our own way, to share our attachment, and to make people aware of the fragility of the environment, because what we see during the season encourages us to act!
So we created Secret Trip in 2020, got the necessary diplomas and since then, we offer discovery trips like those in paddle between Porquerolles, the Grand Ribaud and Brégançon in a spirit of sharing and authenticity.