Hawaiki nui va'a

anybody knows if Hawaii presenting teams?
website of the event?


Submitted by marianolarghi on Tue, 10/28/2008 - 9:18pm



Looks like "live" video in the top menu, click on ... EN Direct

Cheers Rambo

#1 Tue, 10/28/2008 - 9:41pm


#2 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 1:16am


#4 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 2:09am

RFO radio live (in french)

#5 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 2:20am

Two hawaiian teams :
1/ Team Hawaii ( mostly Lanikai guys I think)
2/ Kamanu Oiwi

#6 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 2:21am

First leg starts today, wed 29th oct, 07:30 (Hawaii time GMT-10)

#7 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 2:26am

right on Hiro C, 3:30pm my time i will be checking things up. wery interesting........

#8 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 3:14am

It has begun !

#9 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 7:34am


If you are listening on radio, can you give us updates?

#10 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 7:39am

10 min after the start

1 BoraBora
4 Paddlling Conection
5 Shell Va'a
6 Pirae A
7 Pirae B
9 Punaruu
10 E Ra'i

#11 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 7:40am

HIRO, good to have you on that side, there is no live video right?

#12 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 7:44am


#13 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 7:44am

keep the updates coming!

#14 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 7:47am

Sorry, I won't be able to stay connected too long...
No live vid this year I'm afraid.
If you can understand french and/or tahitian listen to RFO Radio.

#15 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 7:52am

1 BoraBora

OPT and EDT fighting for 2nd
Shell coming back fast just joined them for this fight

5 Paddling Connection
6 Pirae A
7 Pirae B

Team Hawaii between 10 and 20

#16 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 7:55am

I am listening. don't understand a thing, but I know this guys voice is going to be very worn out at the end of the race.

#17 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 7:57am

It is great to hear the excitement and passion. It again puts things in perspective when Tahiti comes to

#18 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 7:58am

10 Tubuai

11 Kamanu Oiwi (HI)

12 Fare Ara
13 Havai
15 Tohivea
16 Hitiaa O te Ra
17 Arue
18 Vairao
19 Air Tahiti
20 Fetuna
21 Matatia

#19 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 8:01am

Fight for 1st Shell / OPT / EDT
4 Bora Bora

#20 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 8:08am

They are DEFINITELY excited! It's infectious! Other than proper names and "competition" I'm not understanding anything...

#21 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 8:08am

hiro what time now on your side and at what time it started?

#22 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 8:13am

I was also wondering about the conditions

#23 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 8:15am

Sea is very calm. Sun is shining. Very Hot. Paddlers are going to have a hard time !

#24 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 8:17am

so they are about an hour into the race?

#25 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 8:21am

It's 08:23 now, race started at 07:30.

#26 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 8:24am

thanks hiro.

#27 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 8:29am

So cool being able to listen to it live.

#28 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 8:30am

my computer no mo da spekassss!!!!!!!!

#29 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 8:32am

1 Shell / 20 metres lead
2 EDT with their new V6
4 BoraBora
5 Paddling Connection
6 Pirae
7 Pirae
8 Punaruu
9 E Ra'i

#30 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 8:33am

1 meter swell (3 to 4 feet) coming from behind.

Sorry, have to go now.

#31 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 8:38am

Who is paddling Connection? Could it be team Hawaii?

#32 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 8:52am

I think paddling connection is a Tahitian team. I also think I heard Team Hawaii was in 11th place. My french is a little rusty so I may be wrong.

#33 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 8:56am

true that Kimo, Paddling Connection in a Tahitian Team, and until Hiro was helping us Team Hawaii was trying to break top ten.

#34 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 9:03am

Sounds like Shell has an 80 meter lead over a group fighting for second.

#35 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 9:17am

Jibofo could you pass me the link to that live radio you are listening?

#36 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 9:43am


here was the link that hiro posted : radio

#37 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 9:57am

Back for a moment.
Shell OPT and EDT are on a northern route, going toward Tahaa.
On a more direct course Matairea is leading (Manutea Owen's team) with Paddling Connection behind. Paddling Connection is Wilfred AhMin's team. They choose a shorter path but will have to fight the outgoing current of the pass during the last kilometers.
Fare Ara is going south.

#38 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 10:02am

Mahalos Dacho, im on it, borrow my wifes computer that get speakas!!!!

(only thing.......i dont understand a word)hahhahaha!

nah maybe we can all try to give aupdates....

#39 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 10:03am

hows team hawaii doing?and kamanu oiwi

#40 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 10:04am

Kamanu Oiwi (HI) was around 10.
Team Hawaii is behind, don't really know what happened to them.

#41 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 10:05am

not the seat breaking again........

#42 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 10:06am

EDT 20/30 meters behind Shell.
40 min to go.

#43 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 10:14am

almost3 hours allready?

#44 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 10:19am

Sorry for the shitty music !

#45 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 10:25am

Music 's getting better ... ;-)

#46 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 10:36am

hows shell #2 doing

#47 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 10:36am

1/2 EDT leading / SHell a few meters behind
3 Matairea Hoe very close !

#48 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 10:40am

They are entering the pass.
Surfing the reef break. very risky !

#49 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 10:41am

Shell playing with fire... almost got smashed on the reef !

#50 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 10:41am

whos in edt team?taaroa and?

#51 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 10:44am

heiarii mama, former shell stroker.

#52 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 10:47am

Last 100s meters. Shell is hammering and taking the lead again. EDT 5 meters behind.

#53 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 10:49am

sounds good!!!
Hiro, at what time we could see any footage???
i mean, news on tv?

#54 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 10:50am

mahalo hiro for the coverage.......now I can go train with the boys vaa hoe.rudderless...........Aloha

#55 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 10:53am

500 m to go
shell 1st

#56 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 10:56am

for vids check here in a few hours

#57 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 10:58am

mahalo nui loa Hiro!!!
i never follow a race like this, sure want to watch the videos later.....so Shell when beat EdT for 1 minute, i guess the inside through the surf paid off!

#58 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 11:00am

Strange ? RFO is giving info that are 40 mins old

#59 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 11:12am

pbs from my computer, not RFO

#60 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 11:15am

hey, anyone know how team hawaii and kamanu oiwi fared in today's leg? unfortunately, my french is a bit rusty (okay okay, i lied, it's nonexistent). anyone got the overall results for the day or a link to the direct result site?

#61 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 11:16am


Click on Direct

#62 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 11:19am

aloha andden, team hawaii came in 10th, 11minutes behind Shell Va'a

#63 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 11:33am

Hiro, I promise to buy you plenty Hinanos when I visit Tahiti! Maururu boo ;)

Any clue whos on Kamanu Oiwi? Luke, Mael, Kekoa etc?

#64 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 11:34am

To translate hawaikinui.pf click here http://tinyurl.com/62x5hv

#65 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 11:37am

check jamie's blog on the advertiser, she listed the members of kamanu oiwi. boys from hawaii, oz, and other places.

#66 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 11:40am

yep Timmy,
Luke Evslin, Kelly Foster, Donovan Leandro, Mael Carey, Kekoa Cramer, Reuben Dearlove (Roratonga), Travis Grant (AUS), Greg Long (AUS), and Conan Herbert (NZ).

#67 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 11:45am

Thanks timmy.. heres the crew:
"Good luck to Team Kamanu ‘Oiwi — Luke Evslin, Kelly Foster, Donovan Leandro, Mael Carey, Kekoa Cramer, Reuben Dearlove (Roratonga), Travis Grant (AUS), Greg Long (AUS), and Conan Herbert (NZ)."

I had a feeling Mael and Kekoa would be on that crew...both skilled paddlers, kekoa is unreal steersmen.

If you listening to radio and it sounds like team hawaii took 10th, i think they mean team from hawaii (Kamanu) as Hiro said above "dont know what happened to team hawaii"

#68 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 11:46am

I don't know if that's right. There is a team called Hava'i from "Raiatea" and they came in 10th, but I do not think that it was Kamanu Oiwi. The number on the canoe that came in 10th was 171 and I believe the number on the Hawaiian canoe (Kamanu) was 668. See here for a list of the crews.

#69 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 11:57am

i' m afraid you are right, that team in 10th is TEAM HAVAI boat 171,

TEAM HAWAII are not in the top 20, and not in the official results.

#70 Wed, 10/29/2008 - 12:05pm

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