Raimana Van Bastolaer On Firsthand 8/15

Raimana Van Bastolaer at his house at Teahupoo.

Raimana Van Bastolaer at his house at Teahupoo.

Airing Sunday, August 15, at 8:00pm Eastern Time (5:00pm Pacific Time), and re-airing several more times during the next month, pro surfer Raimana Van Bastolaer stars in FUEL TV's signature 30-minute series "Firsthand."

In this thrilling episode of "Firsthand," watch Tahiti's Surfing Ambassador Raimana Van Bastolaer and a host of big wave surfers including legend Laird Hamilton and Jamie O'Brien tackle the biggest swell of the year at the death-defying surf break called Teahupoo.

Follow Raimana as he travels to Florida to promote the first ever 3D IMAX surf film, The Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D, and sign some autographs for fans. Then Raimana returns home to his primary focus in life, his wife and daughter. While home he will step into one of his rolls as the unofficial ambassador of Tahiti to host some traveling surfers who will come to his island for an much anticipated upcoming swell.

You can watch Raimana Van Bastolaer's episode of "Firsthand" on www.fuel.tv <http://www.fuel.tv/>  and www.hulu.com <http://www.hulu.com/>  several weeks after it airs on FUEL TV. It will also be available to download from iTunes for $1.99.

Raimana Van Bastolaer's "Firsthand" Air Dates:

Sunday, 8/15/2010                 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT
Sunday, 8/15/2010                 11:00 PM ET / 8:00 PM PT
Monday, 8/16/2010                2:30 PM ET / 11:30 AM PT
Tuesday, 8/17/2010                12:30 AM ET / 9:30 PM PT
Thursday, 8/19/2010              9:30 AM ET / 6:30 AM PT
Friday, 8/20/2010                   1:30 AM ET / 10:30 PM PT