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Manureva Aquafest 2018

This five-day watersports festival full of fun and energetic competitions annually draws crowds to the honeymoon island

The Manureva Aquafest is the combination of water sports competitions and socialising events. This annual international event is usually held at the stunning Aitutaki Lagoon, on Ootu Beach. The location of the aquafest allows spectators to enjoy all the action and not miss a thing. The five-day competition includes kitesurfing, oe vaka (traditional outrigger canoeing), SUP, and swimming. Every year this event draws hundreds of tourists and lots of famous sportsmen. Local and international athletes compete in various categories. The award ceremony and closing ceremony include a fascinating fire dance and other cultural performances. Lots of traditional food and crafts can be found during the Manureva Night Market as well. Actual dates of the competition are dependent on wind and weather—thus they can vary.

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