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Paddle Boarding Bora Bora

This little paradise is a stand up paddlers dream and has so much to offer in beauty, comfort, relaxation, exploration, and fun.  Spending hours without end on or in the water is truly a possibility and getting bored just does not seem possible.

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Bora Bora - Photo via dorado-network.com

 

BORA BORA, Tahiti - Bora Bora seems to be a very popular stand up paddle destination and more and more SUPers are saying that it is on their bucket list of places to visit.  But why is that?  What is it that is so intriguing about this particular spot?

 

Some of this can be answered simply by looking at pictures!  Bora Bora is an island in the pacific ocean and is made up of Bora Bora proper and many islets that come up from the surrounding coral reef.  There is also an atoll known as Tupai.  

 

This small part of the world has amazing year round weather with an average low of 75 degrees fahrenheit and an average high of 85 degrees fahrenheit.  Rain mostly falls in the summer season which is from November to April and it can be very humid and tropical.  However, it is because of these consistently warm days and nights that the water also becomes extremely warm.

 

On Bora Bora the water temperature is on average about  77 degrees Fahrenheit in the main lagoon.  This is why so many people want to go and enjoy swimming, snorkeling, diving and of course paddle boarding.  The visibility is also incredible and people can typically see 80 to 100 feet depending on if they are inside or outside of the primary lagoon.   This in turn makes seeing the local sea life an extraordinary experience.

 

Currently Bora Bora is almost entirely dependent on tourism for their economic growth and whole heartedly welcomes visitors.  In fact, it was about 30 years ago that the Hotel Bora Bora constructed some of the first over-the-water bungalows that have become so popular and famous in the area.  Today this type of accommodation while visiting is available to many and for SUP enthusiasts this is especially appealing because your equipment is ready and waiting for you at all times without dealing with transporting boards on cars, etc.  Just tie them up to the stilts on your bungalow and you'll be good to go!

 

Hopefully it is now fairly apparent why so many are clamouring to get out to Bora Bora.  This little paradise is a stand up paddlers dream and has so much to offer in beauty, comfort, relaxation, exploration, and fun.  Spending hours without end on or in the water is truly a possibility and getting bored just does not seem possible. 

 

How many of you will be booking a flight to Bora Bora?  If you have already been there please share your photos on www.supconnect.com.

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Last modified onMonday, 26 January 2015 12:19
Erin Blunt Robbins

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