Mistral are proud to be a major sponsor and supporter of the Waterman Tahiti Tour, Tahiti Nui Ironmana Channel Crossing and the Bora Bora Liquid Festival, the final leg the Waterman Tahiti Tour.
Imagine if you will, a Waterman Event with a difference, open to all comers, simply willing to pit themselves against themselves, against the elements, against uncertainty, an event which hits home hard in respect of authenticity, set in the remote beauty of Tahiti and her islands, taking in Tahiti, Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea, Tahaa and Bora Bora. Created by Stephan Lambert, the concept is simple enough, but it is the venue in which it is served up and the tossed-salad format which makes it uniquely special to all other waterman styled events and the survival based nature of the challenges which make it full-bore-core and not a token offering.
"Expect nothing, be ready for everything . . . go deeper . .."
A waterman should be able to deal anytime, anywhere with what can happen in order to be water polyvalent and mentally, totally open.
Further to this, it explores the very idea that a Waterman must be an adventurer, a trailblazer, in a state of constant pioneering metamorphosis and that it is not satisfactory to be in a transitory state, but to exist in a rich prism of opportunity and readiness and in this context, the Waterman Tahiti Tour (WTT) offers exactly this.
Waterman Tahiti Tour Disciplines
Stand up paddle boarding, prone paddle boarding, ocean swimming and a mele of other random disciplines; plank contest, rowing machine, va'a hoe, surfski, underwater rock running, beach sprints and running. The event is open to all-comers over the age of 15 years of age.
Waterman Tahiti Tour Mistral Junior Waterman (under 15yrs)
A value adding event series for junior age water atheletes (under 15yrs) for the 2017 season, competing on Mistral 11'6 Lombok Tribe Boards.
The famous Ironmana event consists of two separate, linked events and culminates at the end of the year with the Tahiti Nui Ironmana Channel Crossing covering the 375km Channel Crossing from Tahiti to Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea, Tahaa finishing on Bora, organised by the Kainalu XT, Air Tahiti Nui, Tahiti Tourism supported by Va`a Taie and The Polynesian Federation of Traditional Sports and Games. This is followed by the Bora Bora Liquid Festival which is the Waterman Tahiti Tour Final a four day mind-bending torture test of flesh and bone, muscle and mind, signifying the final event of the six events, in the majestic waters of Bora Bora’s lagoon.
Ironmana Partnered Events and Waterman Tahiti Tour (Final) Qualifying Series
Ironmana, is partnered with the Water Warriors Amphibious Assault Pendleton USA California, Pacific Paddle Games Dana Point USA California and the 11 Cities SUP Tour, Holland. Thanks to the generosity of Air Tahiti Nui airline tickets are awarded to podium finishers in varying divisions in order that they may attend the Ironmana, Waterman Tahiti Tour Final in Bora Bora.
Mistral will be represented in 2017 by Steeve Teihotaata, Bruno Tauhiro-Tamatoarau and Rete Ebb.