Hawaiki Nui Va’a

The world’s greatest outrigger canoe (va’a) race - the Hawaiki Nui Va'a - is underway!Contested over the next 3 day for a total distance of 128.7km, a record number of 147 va’a are here to test themselves against the best in a competition that … [Read more...]

The Maraamu Surf Ski Race

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 … [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 … [Read more...]

Bora Bora Whales

In a truly spectacular sight, a whale & her calf sought refuge in the lagoon of Bora Bora last week just inside Teavanui Pass in around 15m of water. Needless to say they became the focal-point of people’s attention with boats of every shape, … [Read more...]

Bora Bora Heiva – Guide to Wining & Dining

Unbeknown to many visitors to Bora Bora the striking buildings fashioned from vegetal materials that so beautifully frame the Heiva Ceremonial area are, in fact, a series of enchanting restaurants.In an array of ingenious designs, the … [Read more...]

Kiteboarding in Paradise

Kite-boarding is an exhilarating sport where adherents attach themselves by harness to a powerful kite pulling the rider on a narrow - perhaps a metre long - fibreglass board racing across various water surfaces - directly or in a series of … [Read more...]

Bora Bora Heiva – Complete Guide

In an earlier article on this site covering the Heiva I Bora Bora, the celebrations & ceremonies involved were outlined in the following terms: “The Heiva is Tahiti’s most emphatic statement of their deep history & rich culture. It’s a … [Read more...]

Fire-Dance

In this site's post on Polynesian fire-dancing headed "Fire-Dancing - The Hottest Experience In Bora" it was recorded that: "The oldest known practice of fire-dancing is found in Polynesian culture; the oldest records show Polynesians centuries … [Read more...]

Miss Bora Bora 2016

“A symbol of kindness, gentleness, elegance & beauty” which ultimately “carries a lifetime status”  –  this is how the official Miss Tahiti site records what underlies a leading beauty pageant winner.I do not think that I've seen a bigger … [Read more...]

Bora Bora Boulangerie

If there is something everyone yearns for, no matter where you are living, it is surely a top-knotch boulangerie (those legendary French bread bakery shops). Walking into a French boulangerie in the early morning is a warming experience in more ways … [Read more...]