Surfing in Tahiti : Sapinus longboard 2001

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Surf à Tahiti : Sapinus longboard 2001

It is Sapinus's the second edition of the classic longboard Local Motion Sapinus organized by Christian Surfers Tahiti Surf Club, established in September 1998, club affiliated with the organization Christian Surfers International. The event takes place at the mouth of the river Punaruu, west coast of Tahiti, where the waves breaking on the reef waves up to 5 m high. Of 5 to 11 August 2001, thirty local longboarders, which Vetea David, Arsene Haroe, Michel Demont, Patrick Lau, and international, comme Kanoa Dahlin, Kanai Sharsh, Pat Sukuda les hawaiiens, Dave Simmons...

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Surfing in Tahiti : Taapuna Master 2002

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Surf à Tahiti : Taapuna Master 2002

Wilfred Villet, Arsène Harehoe, Heifara Tahutini, Teva Guarducci, tenors Polynesian surfing, qualified Friday 20 September 2002 during the first qualifying day of the eighth edition of the Master Taapuna, renamed this year “Tap’s Master”. Although the swell was present West Friday 20 September Punaauia (west coast of Tahiti), the waves rolled in Taapuna pass were very important, oscillating between 1,50 m et 2 m playoff am, and mitigating the afternoon. Favorites, Aman Lau, Henere Paez, Arsène Harehoe, Heifara Tahutini ou Heimata...

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Docs : the island of Rurutu

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Docs en stock : l’île de Rurutu

Located south of Tahiti, Austral Polynesian islands were the last to be accosted by European missionaries in the 18th century. One of them, Rurutu, about 600 kms of the Society Islands, Today the island is the most accessible of the Austral Islands. It remains no less savage and nothing seems to disturb the quiet life and his few daily 2000 people. The 36 km2 island is divided between 3 villages, Moerai, Avera and Auti, each divided by a main road around which life is organized. Stores, school, Instead of ...

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Dance costumes in Tahiti

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La danse des costumes à Tahiti

The testimony of early European explorers of the eighteenth century describe dance costumes mostly made of tapa. This bark cloth beaten dressed dancers and musicians. Women, shirtless wore skirts of tapa decorated and adorned with woven plant fibers. Very simply dressed, Polynesians danced until the arrival of missionaries. These, horrified by the events they considered obscene gestures, banned from 1819 any representation of Tahitian dance. It will take 1880, at the onset of the official celebrations 14 July,...

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Backstage at the International Film Festival Pacific (Fifo)

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Les coulisses du festival international du film océanien (Fifo)

For the fifth edition of Fifo, we have chosen to lead behind the scenes of this great festival. Shot ! They repeat. Do they know the words by heart ? Pierre Ollivier : adventure Fifo, this is actually a human adventure and an adventure team. People who are in this adventure is the adventure from the beginning. There may be some people who have joined us but the spirit, the concept, it has not changed. We did that change, we did change but the soul of the FIFO is always the same, and I think the soul of Fifo, we were able to and then kept this team, on a...

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