Every time Camille Juban hits the water, whether he is freesailing, training, or competing on the American Windsurfing Tour (AWT), you can expect to see a lot of raised eyebrows. Last year, this very talented windsurfer finished 1st overall on the AWT. Weendy caught up with Camille straight after he placed 1st place in Pistol River Wave Bash this year.
Sail Number: GPE 8
Started Windsurfing: At 16 years old
Home Spot: St Anne
Sponsors: Maui sails, Quatro, orange caraïbe, long horn, Tainos, Hyundai, MFC
AWT Debut: 2010
Favorite Equipment: 4.2 mutant and 70L thruster
Favorite Move: Frontside 360 when it’s a bit less then mast-high and side-off wind
Weendy: Tell us how you started windsurfing.
Camille: Guadeloupe has been my home since I started windsurfing. It’s really [good] to learn in the Caribbean cause the wind is not too strong, it is consistent and there are some easy waves. Now I’m just choosing the best session which is pretty rare and light wind but so good. We have a little crew always motivated so it’s a pleasure.
Weendy: How did you get into competing? We’ve seen you in some PWA events in the past, now it looks like you are 100% focused on the AWT Tour.
Camille: I started competing in the PWA first when I was 15 cause my sponsors wanted, and I wanted to try everything.
And then I think I got addicted and I choose the AWT because I liked the spots better and I just love doing this tour.
To read the rest of the interview, please visit the Weendy Blog.
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