Acceleration Meets Exhilaration

    At ARE Outrigger World, we’re steered by a mission — to make outrigging faster and more fun, for more and more paddlers. That’s our steadfast commitment. We believe paddlers can enjoy the experience of outrigging even more in a canoe that amplifies this enjoyment. That goes for paddlers at all levels — whether your team wants to win more races or you just want to be the best paddler you can be; whether your goal is to experience the pure joy of participation or revel in the ultimate thrill of victory. 

Inspired by a Tradition of Competition

ARE Tahiti was built on the time-honored tradition of Tahitian paddling and inspired by the competitive spirit of two men – Yvon Faaite, an expert paddler, and Baptiste Gossein, a former professional windsurfer. They decided to channel their indelible quest for precision and performance into a canoe that could bridge Tahiti’s proud past with a performance-enhanced future. ARE Tahiti was born. The va’a, or outrigger, has long been a mainstay in Polynesia and is Tahiti’s #1 sport. The company’s vision is that its popularity will grow – worldwide.

What Makes ARE Tahiti Special?

A lot more goes into an ARE Tahiti va’a, or outrigger, than meets the eye. To improve your speed and performance on the water, we take painstaking time and effort to perfect every last detail. This quest for perfection steers everything we do, including refining the design, engineering and construction of our canoes. Plus we never lose sight of our customers, building a canoe that’s super-fast and super-fun. 

• Unrelenting R&D – factoring in all the variables of water, wind, weight, and balance 

• Uncompromising craftsmanship – because every little detail influences speed and performance 

• Unparalleled performance – exhilarating speed, effortless glide, and pure enjoyment!

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