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Hawaiki Nui Va’a – November 4 – 6, 2015

The Hawaiki Nui Va’a race, known as the “Super Bowl of Tahiti”, will celebrate its 124th edition this year. During three action-packed days, over 100 teams from all over the world will compete in one of the toughest outrigger canoe races on the planet.

Day #1 brings the teams from Huahine to Raiatea, after a rigorous four-hour crossing. Day #2 is an hour-and-a-half speed race inside the lagoon between Raiatea and Taha’a. Day #3 is the most spectacular leg of the race, with teams racing across the ocean to reach the world famous Matira Beach, on the island of Bora-Bora. Huge crowds await the teams as they cross the finish line, and a colorful beach party follows.

For more information about the event, please click here.

Bora Bora Liquid Festival – December 1 – 6, 2015

Celebrating its 15th year, the Bora Bora Liquid Festival takes place over a period of four days. Amateur and professional athletes gather on Bora Bora’s stunning beaches to take part in long-distance races in va’a hoe (Polynesian single-man outrigger canoe), surf-ski, stand-up paddling, and swimming competitions. There are also family relays, evening entertainment with movies, concerts and social gatherings.

Some of the world’s best water-based athletes make the journey to put their physical and mental endurance to the test. So whether here as an observer or participant, excitement is sure to be in the air (and water!).

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