Va’a canoeing in Tahiti – Sportshour, BBC World Service

Va’a canoeing in Tahiti – Sportshour, BBC World Service

On assignment in the isolated islands of French Polynesia I found out about the national sport of va’a – outrigger canoeing.

 

Tahiti will host the Va’a World Championships later in the month. Va’a is a traditional boat dug out from a single log. Simon Parker explores the history behind the boat and asks why it’s important to the Polynesian people.

 

Listen to the full report here. 

Date

June 10, 2017

Category

Radio