Which windsurfer has officially been awarded a Guinness World Record and why?
In August of this year Camille Juban (Quatro / MauiSails / MFC) travelled to Peru in the hope of finding perfect, long peeling lines of glassy waves and that’s exactly what he found at the iconic spot of Chicama.
Chicama is located halfway between the Peruvian capital - Lima - and the border of Ecuador. Chicama has long held the reputation of being considered the longest wave in the world within the surfing fraternity. In August 2012 Peruvian surf star Cristobal de Col earned his very own Guinness World Record by carving 34 turns on the legendary wave during the Red Bull Chicama Challenge.
Almost a year later and Camille Juban set about writing his name, and windsurfing, in to the record book. On 19th August 2013 Juban’s dreams came true as he earned the crown of riding the longest wave in the world with an incredible wave time of 7 minutes and 3 seconds. An amazing feat. Now after months of waiting the Guinness World Records have officially confirmed his achievement, just in time for Christmas.
“Dear Mr Camille Juban,
We are delighted to confirm that you have successfully acheive a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for ‘longest duration surfing a wave - windsurfing’. We would like to congratulate you on your record-breaking achievement. You are OFFICIALLY AMAZING.
Your official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS certificate confirming your world record is being created and will be sent to you within ten working days.
Records Management Team
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS”
Make sure you keep an eye out for the next edition of the Maui Monthly Magazine, which will feature a photo story on Juban’s amazing achievement. For now be sure to check out the latest issue which can be found here, for all the latest news from MauiSails and their team riders.