New film documenting waterman event features star New Zealander
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 22 May, 2015 - Raglan, New Zealand - The pride and glory of winning The Ultimate Waterman is relived for Kiwi Daniel Kereopa in a brand documentary of the event that went live online this morning to an international audience of 4.2 million.
The Ultimate Waterman documentary is now live on Red Bull TV:
This 48-minute show follows the competition from start to finish and showcases New Zealand’s breathtaking variety of surf locations and culture. It’s a first for New Zealand surfing and will help promote the country as a world-class event destination.
Originally from Raglan, Kereopa 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.
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, and it started right here in New Zealand.
It also captures the drama of Tropical Cyclone Pam, the camaraderie that developed between the international competitors and the sheer endurance required by them.