2019 Taurua Varua

The 2019 Taurua Varua is well underway with a full night at Anau where in excess of 800 sang whilst 2 Aitos rendered 2 exceptional Oreros. The Aitos contemplate their Oreros…..photo thanks to Radio Bora Bora I have written extensively on this web-site concerning this spectacular & moving 3 nights that is the Taurua Varua […]

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Christmas in Bora Bora

Children & families world-wide LOVE Christmas, the feeling resonates through the air; one can feel the excitement, touch the happiness & joy ………….. Santa is coming to Bora! Historically, whilst recognising the preaching of a certain Teaarefu from around 1804, Christianity & indeed a traditional Christmas, was probably first celebrated on Bora Bora after the battle of Fei-Pi in […]

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Na Wahine O Ke Kai

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 were […]

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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 acclaimed lagoon & mythical mountain backdrop. As surf-ski great Barry Lewin […]

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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 to mark the occasion. Rodolphe Cassan, […]

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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 spectacular jumps &/or tricks – at speeds that can exceed 100km/h!!! Even watching it […]

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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 crowd gathered under the immense white marquis that marks the home of Miss Bora Bora […]

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Bora Bora’s Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the most important festival world-wide for the Chinese community, a festival centuries old & an important opportunity to honour one’s ancestors & for families to gather together in a spirit of celebration. The festival celebrates the year of hard work just passed & seeks luck & prosperity, happiness & good health […]

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Surfing Bora Bora

You must be able to surf in paradise …………….. Well Bora Bora has got you covered! OVERVIEW An enjoyable outing especially for the surf nut; Check out the huge lemon sharks ‘out the back, below you’ when surfing Teanvanui Pass; A ‘left’ but chance of a ‘right’ in the ‘blowy’ season. During Captain Cook’s 3rd […]

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