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Ironmana From the Air

The Bora Bora KXT Ironmana is a special event. For four days competitors endure a combination of swim, prone paddling and SUP events designed to wear down even the most seasoned of athletes. And yes, it takes place on the fabled island of Bora Bora in French Polynesia.

The final event for 2014 was a 32 kilometer SUP race. It was five laps with a lot of upwind, a healthy dose of sidewind and barely any downwind. Brutal is a word that comes to mind, though you wouldn’t guess that from this video which makes it look like just another paddle in heaven.

Full report on the Bora Bora KXT Ironman here.