After one season on Avanti, Camille Juban seems to be happy with his new sail sponsor Simmer. "I'm happy to move to Simmer, because I feel like this brand fits me. I would like to stay with all my sponsors, but you know when you are an athlete you have to choose the best opportunity," Camille told us. The 25 year-old wave rider from Guadelooupe is a very dedicated windsurfer and definitely is one of the best down the line wave riders at the moment. We hooked up with Camille for a short interview about his change to Simmer.
Camille Juban with Simmer sails
Continentseven: What was the main reason for your change to SimmerStyle?
Camille Juban: I just want to be with brands that I can build the confidence with. I want to feel the passion from the brand. I want to trust the brand and I want the brand to trust in me! I do nothing by force in my career, except some Goiters when I want to win a final heat of the AWT.
Continentseven: Why did you decide for Simmer? Did you have any special connection to the Simmer crew from the past?
Camille Juban: Not really but I'm really close with Kai Katchadourian, Rudy Castorina and Ben Proffitt, so the connection was already kinda there! I especially like the way we talked for that deal and the way Simmer treats their riders, so this was important for my decision. And also Simmerstyle is a legendary sail brand!
Continentseven: Will you be part of the development team?
Camille Juban: Yes, we are working on that.
Continentseven: You had a big injury on your shoulder during summer 2014. Are you 100% fit again.
Camille Juban: It's super hard to be at 100%, but my shoulder injury is not gonna be a problem for the physical part of my season.
Continentseven: Let’s say 2015 was your recovery season, but you won the AWT tour and you had one of the best heats during the Aloha Classic. What’s possible in 2016?
Camille Juban: Everything is possible my friend hahaha!
Continentseven: What are your contest, travel plans for 2016?
Camille Juban: On the contest part I will only focus on the PWA tour but I will always try to make people dream through some projects like the world record in Peru or the Tahiti video.
Continentseven: What are your next plans for the upcoming weeks?
Camille Juban: My plan for the next weeks is to stay home and enjoy all the windsurfing and surfing sessions I can get.
Continentseven: Good plan, we guess Guadeloupe is not a bad place to be at the moment;-) Thanks for the interview.