Carine Camboulives & Manu Bouvet travelled with their two kids to the Easter Island and they produced a documentary, called “The Rapa Nui Experience”, which tells their adventure to one of the most isolated land on earth, Rapa Nui. Imagine, the island is so remote and more than 2000 km away from Pitcairn Island, the nearest inhabited land.
Carine and Manu are professional board riders based in Maui, Hawaii. For the last 15 years they’ve been searching for the perfect spot all over the world. Nowadays they travel together with their 2 daughters, Lou & Shadé. They fulfill their appetite of discovery and exotic culture not only by surfing perfect waves but by bringing awareness on environmental challenges.
The mystic Easter Island is not only home to the mysterious Moai – 887 statues and world class waves, but also is situated in the middle of a huge floating plastic vortex. They met Steve Ravussin, a skipper and Marco Simeoni, the director of the Race for Pacific Water Foundation. It’s a sailing project, which follows the 5 big ocean garbage patches around the world. Together with the scientists from the sailboat crew and a group of local school kids they made some scientific research at the sandy beaches and measure the plastic part percentage in the sand of the remote Ester Island. The result is alarming! All negative changes in our oceans and on the shores even change the environmental status quo on remote land in Polynesia.
Besides working for the project, Caroline, Manu, Lou & Shadé made it on the water, too and Manu was riding the break at Rapa Nui’s North Shore, where Mikey Eskimo has ridden waves in the 90s already.
Carine Camboulives & Manu Bouvet on the Easter Island, Chile
Filmed by: Theo Reynal
Colour editing: Valentin Damou
Sound editing: Antonin Lacoste
Beautiful landscape! Thanks for bringing to our attention the shear volume of plastic that accumulates at the farthest reaches of the world. It does make an impression.
It’s always a pleasure to read or see what your family has been up to these last 2 decades. I hope to have more opportunities to take my kids out to such places.
Sorry for taking some time to join the conversation regarding our video; we’ve been traveling from Maui to France and conditions have been good on the Atlantic coast lately… which means we’ve been producing a lot of carbon dioxide and enjoying products that involve the burning of fossil fuels. For those who brought that up in a clever analysis I wanted to let them know that we plead guilty to the charge ; ) I also believe that we can elevate the debate to a level where the ones like me who actually get on a plane, drive a car,… Read more »
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the above comments are so stupid, it is embarrassing.
maybe a bit petty but when you see multiple JP videos with Jason smashing up all his kit as it drifts of into the sea maybe there is a relevant point o be made.
ahhh…the difficult questions! ahah