The French Champ & 7th World Cup Kitesurfer
‘I’ve been to great spots around the world but if I had to choose two, it would be …’
Name: Camille Delannoy
Nationality: French (Lives in Brazil since he was 12)
Ranking 2017: French Champion. World Cup 7th.
All images © Camille Dellanoy. Bag photos © Gilles Calvet
We are stoked to introduce our latest team rider, the World no. 7 and French kite champion, Camille Delannoy.
We checked in to hear how he got in to the sport, his favorite spots to kite and upcoming plans for his very promising career.
How did you get in to kitesurfing?
My parents moved to Brazil when I was 12 years old and that’s when I got in to it.
Since then, I’ve been kiting most of the days in my life!
Last year you became the rookie of the year, how did you do this season and what’s your goals for next year?
This season I came 7th on the general ranking (ex-aequo 6th).
…1st french and 1st “young”.
I’m pretty happy with my season: I had a lot of “ups” and “downs” but the result was positive.
I’m really looking forward for next year, a top 5 would be great ;).
You live both in France and Brazil, where do you consider home?
Haha well, that’s a tricky question that I get asked a lot.
I really love Brazil, it’s the place where I spend most of my time.
I’m not spending this much times in France anymore but when I’m there for a few days, I just love it!
…the mountain, the culture, the food and the people.
…It’s also the place where I grew up.
So yeah I think the question is pretty sketchy and, for the moment, I consider I have 2 homes: France and Brazil 😉
Where’s your favorite spot to kite on in the world?
I’ve been to great spots around the world but if I had to choose two, it would be Prea in Brazil (where I live)
…and Mauritius, because you have the lagoon for freestyle and a world class wave (one eye) right behind.
How do you like our PRO DRYBAG 45L compared to other bags you have used?
I’ve been using a lot of different bags, and I’ve been destroying them all after only a few months:
…sand, salt water, mud, sometimes snow “killed” most of my bags.
I’ve been using the PRO DRYBAG 45L for quite some time now and It’s just so practical: I can put all of my gear in it and I can be sure it will be well protected.
Also, I can carry the bag anywhere I want, it will never let me down, even in the most extreme conditions.
Do you have any exciting adventures planned we should keep our eyes on?
I do have a lot of things planned, but I prefer to keep it quiet for the moment.
But you’ll see, it’s going to be worth waiting 😉
Read more about Camille here
and check out his families wonderful place in Brazil if you’re looking for an epic spot to kite on, go horse riding in the sunset, ride beach buggy or quads…
…or just enjoy a nice massage in the warn summer breeze at Preabeach Villas.
Feel free to check out the 2.0 Series of the bag that Camille is using on the world tour that is currently available to Pre-order for delivery in 2018.
We are stoked to have Camille on our team and we can’t wait to follow his very promising career LINK
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