SUP Family Explores Remote Pacific Island
- Written by Staff
- Published in Journeys
FANNING ISLAND, Line Islands - At the opposite of modern transportation the Kwai is one of the last sail powered cargo ships on earth. It is the only link between the Line islands, a myriad of atolls spread over thousands of square miles of Pacific Ocean and the rest of the world. When its load allows it, the Kwai embarks passengers. Carine Camboulives, Manu Bouvet and their 2 daughters have been looking for empty waves and off-the-beaten-path destinations for years. This is a trip for them. They get dropped of on Fanning Island, an atoll with no water or electricity, hoping the Kwai will be back in a few weeks to pick them up.
They share with us a unique story made of surprising encounters including Bruno, a modern day Robinson, extreme isolation, amazing kiteboarding sessions and empty perfect waves. A land where the notion of sustainability is a matter of life & death.
“Our film tells the story of a forgotten island in the middle of the Pacific ocean. It recounts our family’s experience through one of the greatest adventure we’ve had. t reminds us that they are still empty perfect waves peeling at the end of some off the beaten paths. These are where the taste of adventure is to be found. Hope you enjoy it.” - Manu Bouvet
Watch the video below.
To see more adventures from this adventure-loving family, see past journeys below.