Visual story-teller, Morgan Maassen, has been travelling to Tahiti for years now. A place he calls the most beautiful in the world. During his time spent on the South Pacific Island, Morgan has gotten to know the Fierro family well. Father Andrew, Mother Hina, and their three daughters, Vahine, Heimiti and Kohai. The three siblings are leading the charge of women’s surfing on the Island, with Vahine (the eldest) making a name for herself at Teahupo’o over recent years, and her sisters will soon follow suit. You can read our profile on Vahine here.
Morgan has pieced together the stunning edit you see above, which features not only the sister’s skills in the ocean but also their bond as sisters and connection to Tahiti and their ancestors.
“Vahine, Heimiti, and Kohai exude the vibrancy of life, and do it together,” says Morgan. “
“Their bond is nothing short of magic; these young women are woven into each other’s growth and success. Watching them knock on the door of Teahupo’o one-by-one, Vahine leading the way into some of the heaviest waves I’ve ever seen women surf is enthralling. And so, to visit them at their home, to spend time with the family, to explore nature and the sea with them, all the while chasing swells and watching these women charge bigger and bigger surf, has been utterly moving. I am such a huge fan of these sisters, and the opportunity to point my lens at them as they live, and grow was the thrill of a lifetime.”