In 2107 Mistral parterned and sponsored the Waterman Tahiti Tour.
This is 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 is the Waterman Tahiti Tour Final which in 2017 will be staged from Dec 4th to Dec 9th on the island of Huanine. Ironmana Partnered Events and Waterman Tahiti Tour (Final) Qualifying Series Ironmana, with the 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.