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This week, pro Australian water sportsman Travis Grant will be on the island to share the stoke of stand up paddleboarding through the walk on water week programme.

In May this year Grant won the world famous Battle of the Paddle Hawaii race cementing his name in the history of stand up paddling.

But the 28-year-old is not only an accomplished stand up paddler the Gold Coaster is also a top outrigger paddler and competes in top level events in both stand up and outrigger.

Grant came second in the 2009 Vaka Eiva OC1 Ironman race just 29 seconds after top local paddler Reuben Dearlove.

In the same year, Grant was part of the V6 mixed crew which included mother and son combo Annie and Corey Fisher that blitzed the field in the Round Raro Relay.

He is expected to return for this years bigger and better Vaka Eiva Festival.

If you are keen to learn from the best, then make sure you book a clinic with Grant by calling Charlotte Piho on 57129.