Archives for September 2014

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...]

Riding Sharks & Feeding Rays

The greatest highlight, the coolest thing possible in Bora Bora for many is to swim with the massive lemon sharks on the outer reef off Teavanui Pass, Bora Bora’s only pass. This is the adventure of a lifetime where the adrenalin hit is at its … [Read more...]

Miss Poehine – Queen of Bora Bora, 2014

Some years ago, in early 2005 I assisted the Australian Broadcasting Commission’s (ABC) Foreign Correspondent television programme in the production of a report covering the “Mahu – ‘Tahiti’s Third Gender’”. It was an interesting insight into … [Read more...]

Starfruit (carambol)

When writing this site's well-read & very popular Uru (Breadfruit) Report &, in particular the Uru Beer Report I mentioned the staggering figure that an estimated 80% of all uru grown in Tahiti simply falls from the tree to splatter on the … [Read more...]