Civilisations and lost islands
Actions carried out
Kite-surf, stand-up Paddle in the South-East Pacific Sea on Rapa Iti, Adamstown, lagon de Ducie islands and under the look of the Mana of Moai.
Interventions in three educational structure to raisa awareness among 80 children on the importance of water and the associated pollution risks.
Study and filming of Maewan web series’ “the impact of civilisations and our natural resources”.
Summary of the stopover
Rapa Iti is the island further away in Polinesia. Replenishments do not get there often, and the locals would not want more of them. The local community wants to keep their rhythm and their relation with nature for a sustainable development path for the future.
With this rare experience in our bags, we reach the Pitcairns islands, not inhabited but deeply touched by industrial civilisations. Further ahead, we reach the famous Easter Island. We learn from the Moai the impact of mass tourism.
Further east, we are on route to reach the mysterious Podesta island, which appears or disappears according to who visits her. It’s on Selkirk Island that we discover a community of fishers. Finally, we reach the Patagonia’s channels after days of navigating in heavy storms.
Travel, exploration, and adventure have always been part of me, with a strong passion for the Ocean and sliding sports, in particular surf and kite surf. An adventure like Maewan is a dream for me. See where the wind takes us, exploring, don’t have expectations. Connect, meet, share, vibrate. The day Erwan asked me “Fabie do you fancy the sea of Bering in kite”?
Then, three years later, “Fabie, how do you feel about meeting some communities of the Austral islands, meeting them, and doing some kite?” Obviously, the responses were “yes” without even thinking! Kite-surfing in remote places is precisely the challenge. Simply trying to navigate combining all the factors: the safety of the boat, weather forecast, conditions etc.
I like the challenges and everything that seems impossible…the call of adventure and of sharing it. On Maewan, human values are way stronger than all the rest, so THANK YOU!
- Personal recordWorld Freestyle Champion in 2001 and 2002. 2nd place in Freestyle in 2003 and 2004. Several champion titles in France and Europe in Speed Crossing between 2004 and 2011, although honestly, I don’t remember anymore!
- Date of birth30 mai 1977
- Asset at seaJoker! I keep watch on the desk at night, be not afraid, I’ll let you know of any dangers! You want to take some air and have a chat? Do not worry, I am there! You need to take the compost out, drain some clothes, but you do not want to get out? Don’t worry, give it here and I’ll take care of that!
- Asset on landalways good-humored, always chatty. I’ll go anywhere, I’m a real all-arounder.
- Distinguishing featureFish at sea
- Sport achievement with MaewanMagic! In every adventure, some time on the kite-surf, adapting to the environment
- SponsorsDuotone Kiteboarding, Chamorrita Swimwear, Prolimit
The time spent in great spaces has contributed to shaping my young man’s spirit, growing-up in almost permanent contact with nature. My encounter with Erwan and Team Maewan has been an incredible chance. After a quick but calculated decision, I have had the chance to live one of the craziest adventures in my life in the most remote places offered by this beautiful world we inhabit. Maewan is a unique platform to guide youths through a kingdom of experiences and adventure, allowing one to reconnect with the environment and with the world we inhabit.
- Personal record2017: diploma in outdoor recreation and sport. In 2018, Technical mountaineering in New Zealand. Solo Mt Earnslaw, 2819m et navigation of Tasmania (Australia) towards New Zealand. In 2019 : Dôme Hochstetter, 2834m, Kane, 2660m, Mt Sealy, 2627m et navigation of Tahiti to rest crossing the Pacific.
- Date of birth25/01/1998
- Asset at seaoccasional fisher, part-time cook, trustworthy deck seaman, excellent at steering during bad weather
- Asset on landa free-spirit, constantly searching for new adventures with other enthusiasts
- Distinguishing featurealternative hair-cut, loves to crack open coconuts, speaks Aussie, not English
- Sport achievement with Maewansurf with 20 knots when arriving in New Zealand
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Maewan, a boat and its captain, Erwan. Maewan, an acquaintance and a companion. Maewan welcomed me in their adventure in the autumn of 2016, in the Bering Sea. Since then, Maewan has become part of my daily vocabulary. An extraordinary adventure with no boundaries, with fair human values, Maewan is one of the encounters that have marked my life’s evolution. Being on board Maewan is a true honour. An inextensible cocoon where sweat rhymes with warmth. Sharing with mooring.
Kite surfing, highline, climbing, sailing. Alaska, Shishmaref, Nome, Bering Sea, French Polynesia, The Marquesas Islands, Tahiti, Makatea, Rapa, Pitcairn Islands, Easter Island. The list is long and the memories even longer. The only downside of the story is that I still haven’t managed to get my hands on the stash of Chartreuse and Nutella.
- Distinguishing featureSeaman at hand