Meet The Tahitians: Meet Peva


This past month we were invited over to the Islands of Tahiti by our good friends at Tahiti Tourisme so that we could learn exactly what the experience is like for visitors during the low season period.

The islands of Tahiti are arguably among the most stunningly beautiful in the world. Formed from the demise of 3 volcanoes, these islands not only have an incredible natural beauty, but they have an ancient, rich and diverse cultural heritage which remains strong to this day.

In this series, We seek to learn more about the traditions, beliefs, culture and heritage as We set out to discover the true essence of Tahiti when we ‘Meet the Tahitians’…

Episode 10 – Peva

Peva is well known to everyone in Teahupo’o. He and his family have lived for generations in the lush green valley and it’s immediately clear that Peva himself has a deep connection with the land and ocean here.

I spent some time staying in the incredible seafront house which Peva built himself, using only natural materials from the valley. And it is one of the most amazing places I have ever stayed in! I can certainly see why the surf legend Kelly Slater stays here when he comes to surf and be at one with nature.

In this short conversation I had with Peva as the sun started to set on Teahupo’o, I asked him about the history of Teahupo’o, how he came to build this wonderful house here and he also explained the significance of his intricate and beautiful tattoos.