The ocean is at the heart of Polynesian culture, its spiritual beliefs and contemporary life. Surfing is an ancient practice. Both men and women practiced it. Since then, women have been excluded. But the activity has become feminised again. In the Fierro family, everyone surfs. The father, the mother and the daughters. The eldest, Vahine, 20, is a world champion. Heimiti, 16, and Kotai, 14, want to follow in her footsteps. Beautiful waves to surf to perfection from Huahine to Teahupo’o.