Watch it on Red Bull TV: http://www.redbull.tv/videos/AP-1HQ2TJBXW1W11/the-ultimate-waterman
This 48-minute show follows the competition from start to finish and showcases New Zealand’s breathtaking variety of surf locations and culture.
Winner Daniel Kereopa from Raglan, New Zealand talks about his pride in hosting the event in his own backyard, the links between Maori legend and what it means to be a waterman, and how winning the title was the result of his life journey.
It also captures the drama of Tropical Cyclone Pam, the camaraderie that developed between the international competitors and the sheer endurance required by them.
The Ultimate Waterman is the search to find the world’s best all-round waterman. For the first time ever, eight of the world’s finest watermen* competed in five disciplines at locations throughout New Zealand. This is a brand new sporting concept the world hasn’t seen before.
* Competitors = Daniel Kereopa (NZL), Kai Lenny (HAW), Connor Baxter (HAW), Kala Alexander (HAW), Danny Ching (USA), Georges Cronsteadt (TAH), Manoa Drollet (PYF), Mark Visser (AUS).