Archives for 2014

Waterman Tahiti Tour – Bora Bora Ironmana Liquid Festival

The Waterman Tahiti Tour, makes its debut in 2014, extending the Bora Bora Ironmana Liquid Festival, now in its 14th consecutive year, to a National event with International competitors.The event is staged at the stunning Sofitel Marara Resort … [Read more...]

Sailing Bora Bora, Tahaa, Raiatea, Huahine, Maupiti, Tupai, Mopelia…

To cruise the waters of French Polynesia’s Leeward Islands is nirvana for many. The choice is tantilizing - legendary Bora Bora, authentic Tahaa, spiritual Raiatea & Huahine the most feminine of them not forgetting magical Maupiti & the … [Read more...]

The Clinging Cave of Mt Otemanu

How many, JUST HOW MANY have stared in wonder at the cave clinging to the cliff-face of Mt Otemanu & dreamt of the views that it would offer, the excitement of discovery, how good it would be to just be there & said:  “I want to go … [Read more...]

Hawaiki Nui Va’a 2014 – History in the Making

The va’a (outrigger canoe) symbolizes the fundamental link between man & sea; in the case of Polynesians it represents the essence of their civilization. As the means by which Polynesians came to their lands the va’a also transported the plants … [Read more...]

Marathon Swimming to Bora Bora

Have you ever thought that climbing Everest was the greatest test of human endurance? Well consider this - since Hillary climbed Everest in 1953 almost 5000 others have done so; since Webb first swam the English Channel in 1875 only around 1000 have … [Read more...]

Molokai Hoe 2014

The Molokai Hoe is an ‘ultimate’ race - the ultimate test of physical strength, mental endurance, determination, teamwork & strategy in a battle against the extreme elements that the sea can produce. The event flowed from a dream of a certain … [Read more...]

Tahiti Mana

There’s a Tahitian inspired dance group in Honolulu that’s got everyone talking - Tahiti Mana, founded in 2011 by the well-known Tahitian Manarii (‘Mana’) Gauthier, a group which "shares and perpetuates Tahitian culture through music, dance, … [Read more...]

Va’a – Na Wahine O Ke Kai

The Na Wahine O Ke Kai, a 41 mile (66km), V6 (10 paddlers) outrigger canoe ocean race from Hale O Lono, Molokai, Hawaii across the Kaiwi Channel to Fort DeRussy Beach on the island of Oahu, is the most prestigious long distance open water outrigger … [Read more...]

Va’a – The Secret to World Championship Success

In the recent World Va’a (Outrigger Canoe) Championships conducted in Rio, Brazil Tahiti won 31 of the 55 events contested. To be that dominant at the international level in outrigger canoe racing against countries such as Australia, the USA, New … [Read more...]

Maraamu Surf Ski Race 2014

The Maraamu Surf Ski Race, a major event on the World Surf Ski Championship circuit, gathers the very best of the world’s kayakers in a thrilling 38km dash in the world’s best down-wind blue water ocean race.Run annually, the 2014 Championship … [Read more...]