The Canoe competition
The international canoe raceHawaiki Nui Va'ais held every year around the month of October in the Leeward Islands. The race begins in Huahine and through Raiatea, Tahaa finally to Bora Bora on the beach of Matira. This canoe race is the most famous worldwide with the Molokai race in Hawaii. Over a hundred canoes teams from around the world participates to the race. The distance is 130 km in 3 steps a day each, the first from Huahine to Raiatea, the second in the lagoon from Raiatea to Tahaa and the last one from Tahaa to Bora Bora. Do not miss this very special event.