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Hawaiki Nui 2010 With EDT VAA

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This is Polynesia's most prestigious race with outrigger canoes from all over the world competing in a 3-day event in which canoes race  between the islands of Huahine,  Raiatea, Taa'a with a backdrop of beautiful Polynesian landscapes, finishing at the island of Bora-Bora.  The competitors race through taxing wave conditions into the calm of the turquoise lagoons.  This is one of the toughest races in the world and the teams train for years in preparation for it.

Sup word tour Sapinus

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The Tahitian stop of the World Stand Up Paddle Tour by The Waterman League scored epic conditions at Sapinus. Solid 12 '+ conditions greeted the competitors during the first day of competition of the main event. Duane Desoto, Garrett McNamara,  Peyo Lizarazu, Ekolu Kalama,  Kai Lenny and many others rode some of the most challenging waves ever on Stand Up Paddle boards. Australian Dave Muir won the event edging out local surfer Tama Audibert with  Aaron Napoleon and Heifara Tahutini finishing 3rd and 4th.  The new leader of the SUP World Tour is Peyo Lizarazu. Next stop Brazil.  

Special thanks to Air Tahiti Nui for supporting this memorable event.

PATAGONIA

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The Bora Bora Patagonia shoot

Following in the steps of Stephan Lambert, accomplished waterman, Tim went sourcing some new adventure & sports images for Patagonia. Stephan reflects the brand perfectly. In the heart of French Polynesia's most sought-after island, nestled on a remote motu far from the resorts, he is setting up a new kind of holiday package.  It is based around training in and with the elements, to help sportsmen, but not only them, find within themselves the truth and the energy that will move them forward on all of life's levels . Check out Stephan's new site:  Kainaluxt.com

TEAHUPOO STAND UP PADDLE EXHIBITION

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The Stand Up Paddle Teahupoo Exhibition
The Waterman League presents some of the best Stand Up Paddle riders taking on Teahupoo in perfect conditions.
Ekolu Kalama, Duane Desoto, Keali'i Mamala, Kanoa McGee, Vetea David, Patrice Chanzy, Didier Tin Hing, Guillaume Bourligeux, Arsene Harehoe

STAND UP PADDLE SURFING

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Back to the aloha spirit, paddle surfing is taking over the world. Open to a larger public, this new sport allows anyone with a little water experience and a good sense of balance to have a total body workout while having a beautiful stroll on the lagoon.

BORA BORA IRON MANA RACE

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54 Km around the world's most beautiful lagoon.  An event orchestrated by Stephane Lambert in Bora Bora.  Vaa'a, Polynesian outriggers, and paddle boards for this tour of the pearl of the Pacific.

TEAHUPOO - THE BOOK

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TEAHUPOO : Tahiti’s Mythical Wave by Tim McKenna

“Teahupoo is the wave of the century and will be so even after a hundred generations”
Kelly Slater, 8 times World Surfing Champion