Starboard Riders Dave Muir and Tama Audibert wins 1st and 2nd place in the Tahitian Waterman league.

Starboard receives  1st and  2nd place honors in the Tahitian  Waterman league,
the Worlds premier paddle board event.

Starboard team rider Dave Muir ( Australia) and Tama Audibert ( Tahiti)  indicates that Starboard shapes
are not only working in “normal” conditions but also are the best in the  most demanding conditions like Tahiti’s  Teahupoo  .
Waterman league report:
“After two epic semi finals, it was to be the Australian Dave Muir that came out on top of the first, throwing massive spray off every turn and linking right through from the point to the inside. Tama Audibert was the next to go through, taking out legends Arsene Harehoe and Vetea David in the process. In the other semi, it was to be Aaron Napoleon and Tahutini Heifara who came out on top, despite a strong push from Hawaiian Ikaika Kawai and Kekoa Uemura.

It was however to remain Dave Muir’s day, as he dominated the finals of the He’e Nalu TNTV Sapinus Pro presented by Air Tahiti Nui! Powerful turns with critical positioning earned him the Title here in Tahiti on this beautiful Thursday morning. Although it was not the giant barrels of yesterday, there were still some phenomenal waves to be ridden and Dave found them and used them to his advantage – a worthy champion in every respect. It was then a battle between Aaron Napoleon and Tama Audibert for 2nd place, with Tama clinching the advantage just seconds before the horn sounded with a complete last wave that brought him just 0.27 above Aaron, who was, until that point, safely in 2nd. In fourth it was to be Tahiti’s Tahutini Heifara.”

Starboard Team Management report:
“Earning your respect as a new rider isn’t always easy, but Dave’s humbled personality and fearless style proved himself against all odds.
He started his professional career in Tahiti –09 where he became the people’s Champion after having by far most hits on the Waterman league’s online scorings.
He continued in to –010 and the Hawaiian Sunset beach event. Even though he was a little unfortunate with getting the connecting waves during his heats he still walked away as a Champion after receiving the unique Price of Honor, -a handcrafted paddle given out by the most respected judges.
Dave is a Champion in many ways and we at Starboard SUP are extremely proud of having him on our Team.

Congratulations to Dave, Tama and Scott Mc Kercher.
Scott  has been the cornerstone in the development program.
He coached our team to victory and also found himself in 17th position.”

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