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Bucket List – Tahiti 2019 Sporting Events

September 14, 2018 Sports No Comments Email Email

Ah, Tahiti! Even the sound of the word ‘Tahiti’ elicits thoughts of heaven on earth—a Polynesian paradise with the ultimate bucket list of sporting events all year round.
Whether you are keen to watch the world’s best surfers take on the legendary Teahupo’o, or test your stamina at some of the most scenic marathons on earth, here is the ultimate list of the top sporting events you MUST have marked on your calendar for 2019.

TAHITI MOOREA MARATHON
MONTH: March
The Tahiti Moorea Marathon is ranked among the most beautiful exotic marathons in the world. With the event’s breathtaking landscapes and festive atmosphere, this is certainly one to add to the bucket list for runners from all walks of life. The annual Marathon consists of an official 42km marathon, 21km half-marathon, a sweat-breaking 10km, 4.5km fun run and of course, shorter 1500m and 1000m courses – perfect for even the youngest, starry-eyed competitors.

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LA RONDE TAHITIENNE
MONTH: March
This one-day race held annually is a cycling event offering riders of all fitness levels the choice of three incredible routes. The routes range from a respectable 15km La Ronde Loisir and 55km Le Petite Ronde, right up to challenging 110km Le Grande Ronde. With tropical vegetation covering the lush green mountains and bright turquoise waters surrounding them, there no question why this competition is top of the list as one of the most beautiful cycling locations on the planet.

TAHITI PEARL REGATTA
MONTH: May
Sailing between the islands of Raiatea, Bora Bora and Taha’a, the Tahiti Pearl Regatta is world renowned for its spectacular beauty, cultural and festive atmosphere, and particularity – following an inter-island route and stopping every evening in a new destination. This atypical program allows for the discovery of the incredible variety of the Islands and attend theme nights, live music and festivities in an ever-changing setting. Open to all levels of sailboat enthusiasts, with all types and sizes of sailboats welcome; this is a must-do event to tick off your bucket list.

TAHITI GOLF OPEN INTERNATIONAL
MONTH: May
The annual Tahiti International Golf Open is undoubtedly the main event in the discipline in French Polynesia, attracting more than one hundred golfers, both amateurs and professionals from around the world. The players come face-to-face on an 18-hole course, a course surrounded by vertiginous mountains, turquoise lagoons, making this one of the most anticipated and scenic events on the PGA tour.

TEAHUPO’O OPEN SURF (QUALIFY SERIES)
MONTH: August
Teahupo’o is a reef break situated off the southwest coast of Tahiti. This reef break is world famous for producing the most consistent barrels and is notorious for producing the most powerful and challenging waves on the planet. While this surf break is not for the feint of heart, it does offer incredible viewing for spectators, live music and dance performances alongside the main event, attracting international attention from best surfers on the planet each year. Teahupo’o is one of the most watched and highly anticipated stops on the WSL tour globally.

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