If winter’s already got you down and you’re ready to get away, the first annual Bora Bora Liquid Festival is a good place to start. The event is scheduled to take place at Matira Beach from December 12-18, and will celebrate authentic Tahitian culture with an abundance of activities designed to transport attendees into the heart of French Polynesia. The exciting weeklong program is filled with competitions and races including long distance swims, outrigger races and SUP sprints.
In addition to the adrenalin-pumping competitive events, guests will also enjoy DJs spinning at beach parties, festive barbecues, traditional Tahitian dancing expositions, kids’ programs, watersports lessons, and deeply discounted tours and activities open to everyone.
Known originally as the Bora Bora IronMana, the Bora Bora Liquid Festival began in 2000 as the only Va’a-1 (one-man traditional Polynesian outrigger) endurance paddling event in the world covering over 34 miles. The brainchild of Bora-based aquatic athlete, Stephan Lambert, the event has grown over the past decade into a much larger, inclusive event open to all that celebrates local culture as well as sporting excellence. For more information, go to www.boraboraliquidfestival.com