Born and raised in Moorea, the sister island of beautiful Tahiti, Tika comes from one of last blood lines on the island of Moorea. Tika’s favorite place to surf is Teauphoo and hopes one day he will be nominated for the Biggest Barrel of the year. Outside of Tahiti, his favorite place to surf is Pipeline.
Tika gets his inspiration from his older brother who really helped him get into the sport. His worst wipeout came at Teauhpoo when his board hit his head. He went to the hospital 8 times having operations on his head and almost losing his eye. Despite this, Tika was just stoked to beat Bruce Irons in his heat.