STANDING on a 160 km2 island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean has certainly been one of the most inspiring experiences ever; maybe because I always wanted visit Polynesia, and Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island, is a good start.
Words and pictures by Alan Thiznau.
It is spring time on the island and the weather is very changeable and so driving from the west coast (the downtown side where the friendly spots are) to the south coast (the side of the most demanding and dangerous spots) becomes a daily routine if you don't want to miss any reefs working.
The island itself is an open sky museum and once you leave the town, drive along the coast, park your Jeep at some random cliff and sit on the top of it with an endless view of the Pacific Ocean, you truly understand how tiny we all are. At this point, you feel how powerful and fragile Mother Nature is and you really forget about what is happening in the rest of the world.
Here are a few postcards from the once-in-a-lifetime experience of surfing on Rapa Nui.
© Alan Thiznau