Who is Hira Teriinatoofa?
Prince of the Waves

Born in Papeete 25 years ago, Hira has been surfing ever since he could walk. This Tahitian, whose Polynesian name means "Child of the Sun and Prince of Five Directions," has his feet on the ground in selecting his totem, which is the turtle. His fellow Polynesians have made him the emblem of Tahitian surfing


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