Poenaiki Raioha
Nationality : French
Currently living in : Tahiti, French Polynesia
Date of birth : 21 January 1997
Discipline : Stand Up Paddle Surf
Favorite spot : Embouchure de Papenoo
Favorite move : Big Turn
Major accomplishements

1st in Panama ISA 2014

2nd in Mexico ISA 2015

2nd in the World Tour 2018 in category Pro

1rst APP Sunset Beach

Let the ocean take me

How did you get into surfing ?

It was between the age of 14 and 15 years old when I started paddle surfing, I took my first wave beside my father.


What do you do before getting in the Water ?

When I’m in competition I ask the Lord Jesus to help me.


Tell us about your best Surfing memory

It was in 2014, at the surf trip of F-ONE Team, we went in Vairao, in Teahupoo, and on our sister island Moorea.


Your worst wipeout ?

It was in Vairao at the reef, if my memory is correct the wave was about 2 meters.


Who you would like to say thank you to ?

I would like to say a big thanks to God, my Family, my friends, my girlfriend, my fans, and all of my sponsors.

What's Up ?