Mara'amu 2012 Surfski Race - Tahiti Video

Tahiti's premier Surfski Race; the Mara'amu (named after the local trade wind) is a glorious inter-island downwind paddle from Tahaa to Bora Bora. Part of the World OceanPaddler Series, it's a must do for the downwind enthusiast.

Submitted by Rambo on Wed, 09/26/2012 - 11:13am

without a doubt that was your best video yet for two reasons.

Hiro was in there and conditions looked epic. helo shots were very cool.

#1 Wed, 09/26/2012 - 12:35pm

Echo that exactly !

  • learned something new again from Deano.

mahalo Rambo !


#2 Thu, 09/27/2012 - 12:21am

Most would know of Lewis Loughlin from v'aa, but he also won Molokai twice. What a cracker battle Dean and he had as they have in many races before.. 7 secs at he end, gees.

#3 Thu, 09/27/2012 - 12:51pm

Jeremy, you can be in the next one, and yes, the conditions were epic. I did a better time with a Fenn XT than I did last year with a Mako6...
Rambo, you did a great job editing this vid. So you guys, are you going to come next year paddle with us ?

#4 Thu, 09/27/2012 - 9:03pm

I'm confident it ( the video) will bring many many people to the race next year Hiro, for the awesome Polynesian experience, local hospitality and fantastic race conditions,and then there is the passionate Sebastian Mosole (race organizer), seems there is a perfect formula there.

#5 Thu, 09/27/2012 - 9:45pm

i don't kayak. bummer.

#6 Thu, 09/27/2012 - 9:54pm

There was a OC1 in the race Jc, and he was flying too, see video not long after the start of the race.

#7 Thu, 09/27/2012 - 9:56pm


Any chance you could maybe put up a couple longer, single scenes on your website or something ? Would be cool to see a full, continuous minute or whatever of Dean in the bumps for example.


#8 Sat, 09/29/2012 - 1:38am

sorry Rambo, i should clarify. i don't paddle anything, only blogg.

although i have to admit this video makes me wish i learned to kayak.

#9 Fri, 09/28/2012 - 6:11pm

I can paddle kayaks but don't. Instead, I only make paddles for others to and blogg : )

#10 Sat, 09/29/2012 - 1:44am

Bump for Rambo to read request : )


#11 Mon, 10/01/2012 - 10:16pm


Verry nice rambo! mean video...

3rd in the race was Mihimana Ahmin, captain of Paddling Connection, watch for them in Hawaiki Nui this year they just set a course record for 50km downwind last weekend - Tautira to Mahina, see how they compare to Shell and EDT...

#12 Fri, 10/05/2012 - 3:42pm

Thanks Kingi.

Pog, most of all the footage is shot short duration for lots of different reasons. What made the cut was the best of what was shot.

#13 Fri, 10/05/2012 - 4:13pm

Mahalo nui, Rambo. This video s just awesome. In my mind it is your masterpiece. So moody and inciting. Peter Weir could be proud of it !

#14 Sat, 10/06/2012 - 4:20am

Mahalo Rambo Great video !!!

#15 Sun, 10/07/2012 - 9:43am

pssst... Rambo,

The clue to the Tahitians success in the Molokai is revealed in this most recent video of yours: it is all in the hips.

That's why Deano wins all the time?

#16 Fri, 10/12/2012 - 10:11am

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