• Bora Bora Island - French Polynesia

Molokai Hoe 2016 – The “Professionalism” of Tahiti

The 64th running of the Molokai Hoe would see a remarkable achievement in Tahiti’s "Shell Va’a" winning their 10th Molokai Hoe & an equally remarkable response in the suggestion from certain Hawaiians that the superiority of the Tahitians was due to their being “professionals”.Cr. … [Read More...]

Club Med Bora Bora For Sale

After the collapse of Clive Palmer's business affairs in Australia the businessman is reported to be looking at selling around $AUD150million worth of major property assets.His own house is already on the market & rumours are rife that the 30 hectare former Club Med site which he bought … [Read More...]

Na Wahine O Ke Kai – 2016

The Na Wahine O Ke Kai was first run in 1979 when 10 va’a competed ..... it had taken 57 years to convince certain men that women could safely paddle the course (& only after 2 women's crews has secretly made the crossing in 1975)!Tahiti’s first attempt was in 1984 when Ihilani Teva … [Read More...]

Bora Bora – Politics & Tourists

COMMENT - September, 2016 The running of the Maraamu Surf Ski Race 2016 has just taken place & it was, once again, not only a tremendous race but also a great promotion for Bora Bora & the surrounding islands, in particular Tahaa. Congratulations to organisers who have developed this … [Read More...]

Maraamu Surf Ski Race 2016

The Maraamu Surf-Ski Race is arguably the world’s greatest downwind race. It's a course that takes paddlers from the island of Tahaa across one of the world's most scenic ocean crossings to what many regard as paradise on earth - Bora Bora with its acclaimed lagoon & mythical mountain … [Read More...]

Heiva I Waikiki 2016

The week-end just passed marked the staging of the inaugural Heiva I Waikiki, a celebration of Tahitian culture through dance, music, craft & traditional sports. Although due to be staged over Saturday & Sunday with the traditional sports events at Waikiki Beach Walk & the dance … [Read More...]

Otemanu Climbed….Descent by Wingsuit

Readers will be interested to see the video following on my report dated 31/12/2015 as follows:Last Monday, two Frenchmen - Rodolphe Cassan & Julien Millaud - became not only the first to climb Mt Otemanu (727m) but also the first to jump off the mountain ............. using wingsuits … [Read More...]

Bora Bora Whales

UPDATE - 24th August, 2016The whales are well & truly back in the waters surrounding Bora Bora.Here are a couple of photos taken by leading professional photographer Stephan Debelle snapped just 2 days ago - 22 August, 2016. They give readers a glimpse of what they will actually see … [Read More...]