Hawaiki Nui Va'a

This is the story of a handful of islands in the middle of the South Pacific. Men of God arrived here in pirogues more than 5,000 years ago. In memory to those times, the Polynesians have created a pirogue race linking together 4 islands in the Leeward Islands archipelago. 130 km to get to Bora Bora, three days’ racing, 2,500 oarsmen. This is the race of all superlatives, the hardest, the most dreaded, the finest. It is called the Hawaiki Nui Va’a. It is the world’s toughest marathon.





Data sheet

Poster of Hawaiki Nui Va'a

Director : Cécile Denjean

Producers : Grand Angle Productions

Co-producers : Planète Thalassa

Country of production : France

Year : 2007 

Format : HD

Duration : 24'