This & That!

This blogsite has been running for less than a year and during that short time it has been a huge honor to be able to interview some of the best windsurfers in the world on our blog and great to be able to share some of our photos here as well as a few of our experiences. We are very appreciative to the windsurfers who have taken time out of their busy schedules to give us an insight into their lives by answering our hordes of questions! Thanks too to the surfers I’ve been able to photograph especially those surfing at Peahi in October. Hoping to have a few more exciting interviews to post soon … everyone’s busy in the water right now!

At the moment Paul & I are in Maui and are updating our Facebook page on a regular basis with images so if you haven’t seen our page please take a moment to visit the Fish Bowl Diaries page on Facebook and click ‘like’ while you’re there!!

FISH BOWL DIARIES ON FACEBOOK

Amorphia Photography

Surf Over to Facebook!

If you’re checking in here the interviews are on hold for now but head on over to Facebook to check out our Windsurf & Surf Photo Diaries at www.facebook.com/fishbowldiaries

Paul and I are based on Maui and our FB page is full of updates of our latest surf & windsurf images such as some of the images below from Pe’ahi (Jaws) and Ho’okipa, Maui.

 

heli

Peahi Challenge

sofie_louca_mark_healey_jaws_paddle

Mark Healey

greglong-peahichallenge-sofielouca-copy

Greg Long

kai-peahichallenge-016

Kai Lenny

nicoloporcella-jaws-paul-karaolides-fishbowldiaries

Nicolo Porcella

yurisoledade-jaws-biggestwave-sofielouca

Yuri Soledade

fishbowldiaries002

Morgan Noireaux

_pau8081

Klaas Voget

_pau3244

Jason Polakow

_pau7785

Bernd Roediger

_pav5904

Robby Naish

fishbowldiaries004

Graham Ezzy

fishbowldiaries017

Bernd Roediger

Camille Juban | Guadeloupe

Camille Juban has been passionate about the ocean since a very young age, starting to surf at 5 and windsurf at the age of 7. His passion and dedication to the sport is more than evident in his extreme windsurfing style and his accomplishments with a win in 2011 at the Maui Makani Classic at Ho’okipa as well as winning the overall AWT event that year. Camille is also a Guinness world record holder for the ‘longest duration surfing a wave – windsurfing’! Despite his success as a windsurfer Camille remains grounded and humble. On shore, he comes across as quiet and unassuming but put him in the water and he transforms! His windsurfing is aggressive and powerful and the range of his windsurf moves is vast. Great to see Camille back on Maui and to be able to photograph him again! Thanks for the interview!

 photo camille001.jpg

 photo camille001.jpg

 photo camille001.jpg

Name: Camille Juban
Age: 23
Nationality: Born in France & moved to Guadeloupe when I was 4
Status: Single
Where are you currently based? Guadeloupe & Maui
Sponsors: Quatro, Maui Sails, MFC, Orange, Hyandai, Tainos, Longhorn
How many languages do you speak? Which ones? French, English, Spanish & Creole
Why are you so passionate about windsurfing? Because it gives me the feeling I need to get out of hectic life. It makes me feel good and relaxes me. The more I windsurf, the more I want to windsurf. It’s like a drug!
Most visited website? (Other than Facebook!) Instagram. Forecast websites
Words you believe describe you: Shy, Island style
A phrase or motto you live by: What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

 photo camille001.jpg

 photo camille002.jpg

 photo camille001.jpg

 photo camille001.jpg


If you could have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
My ex-girlfriend

If you were a superhero, which power would you want to have? Flying

You’re going on a windsurfing trip to a desert island, other than your windsurf gear, what 3 things do you take with you? Surfboard, friends, girlfriend

If I take a look inside your refrigerator what would I find? Milk & cereal, some type of pasta, cheese – I’m still French even though I’m from Guadeloupe! There will be some sauce for pasta and sometimes when I’m motivated I buy salads, tomatoes, avos! Do you cook? Yes, sometimes in the mornings when I’m tired of cereal and milk, I’ll cook eggs & bacon and avocado

 photo camille001.jpg

 photo camille002.jpg

 photo camille001.jpg


How long have you been windsurfing?
I started surfing at 5 and windsurfing at 7

Where is your favourite windsurfing spot and why? I’ve never been to Marshall Islands but I think it looks like a good place. So far it’s Cabo Verde and home because it’s not crowded and there are nice waves.

Who was your inspiration when you started windsurfing?
Actually Levi & Jason Polakow. When I was young I had posters in my room of Levi & Polakow and Keith Teboul. And now I’m here and part of it and I’m with Levi in some contests!

If you could do it all over again is there anything you would change about your windsurfing career? I don’t think so. Maybe more travelling. For example, I’ve never been to Indonesia. I’d like to go to the Marshall Island and Australia. I will do it but so far those are places I want to go to.

If you weren’t a windsurfer, what would you be doing?
I’d probably be working in the woods with my father. Maybe working in a commercial company. My father builds bungalows and wooden decking around swimming pools. I have already worked with him and I like it.

What has been your biggest windsurf achievement?
At Ho’okipa in 2011 because to win an event there is historic. That was my big moment. Even winning the AWT is good but it’s not the same. Ho’okipa is the one you want to win!

Which windsurfing move do you wish you had invented? 360

 photo camille001.jpg

 photo camille002.jpg

 photo camille001.jpg

 photo camille001.jpg

What is a typical night out? What is a typical night in? Usually it’s quite mellow, I’ll watch a movie and go to bed early or have a barbecue with friends but when I go party it’s until the end of the night. Complete opposite!

What do you see yourself doing in 10 years from now?
Windsurfing! I hope to have more projects and my goal is to stay busy on projects around windsurfing.

What do you consider to be your worst quality? Your best quality?
Being shy isn’t good. I don’t know if it’s my worst. And my best – to be talented at windsurfing.

 photo camille001.jpg

 photo camille002.jpg

 photo camille001.jpg

 photo camille001.jpg

Please finish all these sentences:

I’m a big believer in…. destiny

Call me crazy but…. I’m happy to windsurf every day

My favorite place on earth is…. with the people i love

My parents are…. special

I could never…. stop windsurfing

I’ve always wanted to… go to Marshall Islands

Life is nothing without….
love and windsurfing

Today I will…. go in the water

The internet is…. taking too much time out of our lives

If I had the power I would change….
the fact that kids spend too much useless time on the internet and computer.

I am…. happy.

 photo camille002.jpg

 photo camille001.jpg

 photo camille001.jpg

 photo camille001.jpg

Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Antoine Martin | Guadeloupe

There are some people in the water that you know are going to go for it whether it’s over mast high or only knee high and one of those people is Antoine Martin. Although he’s well known for trying many manoeuvres in all kind of conditions he tells us he’s not as fearless as most people would believe. Despite that admission, we can see that nothing stops him from windsurfing with an intensity and passion that has made him a great windsurfer.

 photo ant001.jpg

Name: Antoine Martin
Age: 20
Nationality: born in Guadeloupe
Status: girlfriend
Where are you currently based? Guadeloupe
Sponsors: JP, Neil Pryde, MFC, Tainos, Etra, Zoo Rock Cafe, Adenfi, Adf médico dentaire, Coté Sud, H2O. Without my local sponsors I wouldn’t be here!
How many languages do you speak? Which ones? English, French, Spanish, Creole
Why are you so passionate about windsurfing? I’m from an island so I’ve always been around water so I’ve become addicted to water. I started with surf and skimboard and other water sports but my favourite sport became windsurfing.
Most visited website? (Other than Facebook!) Any site that has news about windsurfing
Three words you believe describe you: crazy, happy, I enjoy life
A phrase or motto you live by: When you have a dream, go for it.

 photo ant001.jpg

 photo ant001.jpg

 photo ant001.jpg

 photo ant001.jpg

If you were a superhero, which power would you want to have? To feel no pain.

You’re going on a windsurfing trip to a desert island, other than your windsurf gear, what 3 things do you take with you?
Surfboard, goggles/mask, girlfriend

What poster did you have on your wall growing up?
I had many posters. I had a book of double page spreads from magazines of windsurfers.

If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not famous, living or dead, real or fictional. with whom would it be?
I like my life! I wouldn’t swap with anyone.

Who would you like to sit next to on a long haul flight? There are some kids in Guadaloupe who like windsurfing. They are so motivated and they live for it and I want to pick one of these little guys to join me to fly over to Maui.

 photo ant001.jpg

 photo ant001.jpg

 photo ant001.jpg

 photo ant001.jpg

How long have you been windsurfing? Since I was 5 years old.

Where is your favourite windsurfing spot? Guadaloupe and Maui

If you have a number on your sails, what is the significance of the number you selected? F193 – It’s my birthday.

How did you deal with the crash at Jaws when it happened? You think beforehand that if something like this happens to you you’ll never survive. You see another guy falling in Jaws but when it it’s your turn you just think ok it’s my turn. You forget everything, let everything go and super concentrate and you’re not afraid.

Who was your inspiration when you started windsurfing and why? My cousin. He was a really good sailor. He would be here if he continued windsurfing. He stopped windsurfing when he was 18 but if he continued he’d have been sponsored.

Which move are you currently trying to master?
I have many moves I’m trying. It depends on the weather. When I’m in side off conditions I try some surf moves, when I’m in Pozo I try other moves. On Maui I try many moves because it’s not my tack. I’d like to do a perfect 360.

Which spot haven’t you sailed at yet which you’d love to try? Cabo Verde. It’s one of the best waves of the world. And Marshall Islands.

 photo ant001.jpg

 photo ant001.jpg

 photo ant001.jpg

 photo ant001.jpg

What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses?
When I want something I give my all. 100%. I would like to stay more relaxed.

What is a typical night out? What is a typical night in?
If I stay home it’s because I’m tired and I did too much! In Maui, we just windsurf but in Guadaloupe I go to the beach or go to the waterfalls during the day and at night I’ll just hang out with friends.

 photo ant001.jpg

 photo ant001.jpg

 photo ant001.jpg

I’m a big believer in…. life is what you make it.

Call me crazy but…. when I go crazy on the water, I am afraid!

My favorite place on earth is…. Guadaloupe

My parents are…. fantastic

I could never…. live without my family and my friends

I’ve always wanted to…. go windsurfing

Life is nothing without…. windsurfing

Today I will…. try my new board

The internet is…. good and bad

If I had the power I would change…. the pollution in the world

I am…. super Titoun!

Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Boujmaa Guilloul : Morocco

Boujmaa is well known for his infectious smile and happiness but even more so for his windsurfing skills. He is definitely not one to shy away from attempting extreme and difficult moves and this makes him one of the more interesting windsurfers to watch and photograph. Boujmaa constantly pushes the boundaries in the windsurf sport and is widely recognized as one of the more radical and innovative sailors. Here’s a little insight into Boujmaa…

 photo bouj-001.jpg

The Basics:
Name: Boujmaa Guilloul
Age: (29)
Nationality: Moroccan
Status: Not Single🙂
Where are you currently based? Essaouira Morocco
Sponsors: Starboard, Severne, Mystic
How many languages do you speak? Which ones? 4, Arabic, French, English and some Spanish
Why are you so passionate about windsurfing? I don’t know, it is what make my life the way it is, I think I am where I am right now because of it.
Most visited website? (Other than Facebook!): Windguru, Windsurfjournal, Guilloul.com
Three words that others might use to describe you: Honest, generous, simple, friendly.
A phrase or motto you live by: I lived by this, since I heard it over 10 years ago: don’t dream your life, Live your dreams.

 photo bouj-002.jpg

 photo bouj-003.jpg

 photo bouj-004.jpg

Shallow Waters

If you could have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
My Father, I never had a proper dinner with him.

If you were a superhero, which power would you want to have?
I don’t know, I believe with the power of unity everything is logically possible.

Favorite or most used app?

I use a lot of Instagram, Whatsapp and Facebook

If you were invisible for a day what would you get up to?
No idea. I have never thought about it, but probably will do something good, or for the good of humanity, I wish I had power to remember my deepest thoughts and put them alive..

If I take a look inside your refrigerator what would I find?
Cheese, Chocolate, Veggies, Fruits.

 photo bouj-005.jpg

 photo bouj-006.jpg

 photo bouj-007.jpg

Windsurfing

How long have you been windsurfing?
16years

Where is your favorite windsurfing spot and why?
Morocco, because it’s Home, beside that, Maui, Capverde and Australia, because this places has something unique than everywhere else I have been to.

Who was your inspiration when you started windsurfing and why?
When I started, I looked up to the boys at my friends at the local windsurf club, when started to see magazines and video, Goya was my hero, levi and Polakow as well🙂

If you weren’t a windsurfer, what would you be doing?
At School I planed to become a language teacher and then I worked a bit a windsurf clubs back home and I thought I could be a windsurf teacher as well. But professional windsurfing is the best thing that could happen to me.

Which windsurfing move do you wish you had invented?
Triple loop.

What are you doing when you’re not windsurfing?

At home I will be surfing or spending time with friends talking stories and having tea in local coffee shops.

What kind of training do you do, be it physical or mental, to keep you in shape for windsurfing?
Road bicycle, body weight workouts, a bit of stretching. No mental workout.

Which spot haven’t you sailed at yet which you’d love to try?
California. Italy..

 photo bouj-008.jpg

 photo bouj-009.jpg

 photo bouj-010.jpg

Deep Waters

Other than family, what do you cherish in your life and why is it so important to you?
Religion, it is where I feel kind of safe, where my mind find balance in what kind of choices I should make when it comes to important decisions.

How do you want to be remembered?

I don’t really know, I think the way I am, might mark a good memory in people’s heads.

What has been your greatest achievement outside of windsurfing?
Built a house🙂

How do you personally define success?
I think success can be reached once we are happy with the simplest things in life, be satisfied by the least and stay optimist no matter heavy events we go trough, “overcoming the material life”

 photo bouj-013.jpg

 photo bouj-012.jpg

Please finish all these sentences:

I’m a big believer in….Destiny

Call me crazy but…. I am not scared to die windsurfing.

My favorite place on earth is…. On a wave

My parents are…. The best🙂

I could never…. Smoke cigarette

I’ve always wanted to…. Try a different lifestyle than a pro windsurfer

Life is nothing without…. Love

Today I will…. Live to the fullest

The internet is…. Good and bad

If I had the power I would change…. People lives if needed.

I am…. Who I am because of who we all are.

 photo bouj-015.jpg

 photo bouj-016.jpg

Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Billbong Pipemasters 2013

It’s been a couple of days now and much has been discussed and debated but after all the reflecting on the Pipemasters’ results is said and done, no one can argue that it wasn’t an epic final day that kept us all on the edge of our seats as we watched with anticipation as to who was going to draw breath coming out of the barrels and who was going to score big or go home. Competitors got to surf a Pipeline that met up to all the expectations predicted by the swell gurus and spectators were treated to a show that exceeded all those expectations. These photos relive some of those moments from Saturday’s unforgettable Billabong Pipemasters 2013.

 photo pipe-001.jpg

 photo pipe-002.jpg

 photo pipe-003.jpg

 photo pipe-004.jpg

 photo pipe-005-fanning.jpg

 photo pipe-006.jpg

 photo pipe-007-outer-reef.jpg

 photo pipe-008.jpg

 photo pipe-009-john-john.jpg

 photo pipe-010-slater.jpg

 photo pipe-011-hobgood.jpg

 photo pipe-012-fanning.jpg

 photo pipe-013-zeitz.jpg

 photo pipe-014-pupo.jpg

 photo pipe-014-pupo.jpg

 photo pipe-015-flores.jpg

 photo pipe-016-fanning.jpg

 photo pipe-017-fanning.jpg

 photo pipe-018-wilson.jpg

 photo pipe-019-wilson.jpg

 photo pipe-020-zeitz.jpg

 photo pipe-021-zeitz.jpg

 photo pipe-022-slater.jpg

 photo pipe-023-parko.jpg

 photo pipe-024-parko.jpg

 photo pipe-025-slater.jpg

 photo pipe-026-slater.jpg

 photo pipe-027.jpg

 photo pipe-028.jpg

 photo pipe-029-lost-flipflops.jpg

 photo pipe-030.jpg

 photo pipe-031.jpg

 photo pipe-032.jpg

 photo pipe-033.jpg

 photo pipe-034.jpg

 photo pipe-035.jpg

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
%d bloggers like this: