2024 Bora Bora Swim Do you want to swim Bora Bora? Contact us about this swim.
Around Bora Bora Swim The Bora Bora ultra marathon ocean swim is a guided swim around Bora Bora. We can help you achieve your goal of swimming around this world class tropical paradise with turquoise lagoon and vibrant marine life.
The inaugural Swim around Bora Bora organised by Samoa Swim & Events. It took place in early October 2019. There were four swimmers in the Class of 2019 - Jessica Evans, Tracey Messinger, Martyn Southall, and Roger Soulsby.
The official distance of the Bora Bora ultra marathon swim is 23.3 km.
The starting point is anywhere on the island and the swim must finish where it starts. Direction of the swim is optional to suit conditions.
This record is for the swims operated by Samoa Swims & Events. All swims attempted and completed are recorded in the way each swim was monitored.
Ratified swim records Nick Edwards (Overall) Tracey Messinger (Female)
Fastest non-ratified swim - Jessica Evans (2019)
Bora Bora Honours
NICK EDWARDS (Aotearoa New Zealand) Swim date: 2023; Monday, November 6th Start & finish: Inter Continental Bora Bora Thallaso & Spa Minimum distance: 23.3km Swim Time: 7h 14m 50s Actual swim distance: 25.9 km Direction: Anti-clockwise Age at Swim date: Start time: 5:49 am Finish time: 1:03 pm Referee/Neutral Observer: Seti Afoa Recorder: Seti Afoa Boat 1: Alexis Drousset Boat 2: Hihi Tinorua Finish Photo: Samoa Events / Seti Afoa
JESSICA EVANS (Australia) Swim date: Friday 11 October 2019 Starting: Matira Beach Finishing: Matira Beach Minimum distance: 23.3km Swim Time: 6h 59 m 00s Actual swim distance: 27 km Direction: Anti-clockwise Age at Swim date: 34 Referee / Neutral Observer: N/A Recorder: Scott Newman Boat: Scott Newman Finish Photo: Samoa Events / Seti Afoa (Matira Beach)
TRACEY MESSINGER (New Zealand) Swim date: Monday 14 October 2019 Starting: Sofitel Private Island, Bora Bora Finishing: Sofitel Private Island, Bora Bora Minimum distance: 23.3km Swim Time: 9h 42m 50s Actual swim distance: 25.5 km Direction: Clockwise Age at Swim date: 49 Neutral Observer / Kayak: Seti Afoa Recorder: Richard Messinger, Leana Gallo-Morice Boat: Samuel Tinorua Finishing Photo: Samoa Events / Seti Afoa (at Sofitel Private Island, Bora Bora)
MARTYN SHOUTHALL (Australia) ROGER SOULSBY (New Zealand) Unsuccessful Attempt Swim date: Saturday 12 October 2019 Starting: Sofitel Private Island, Bora Bora Finishing: DNF Swim abandoned at Bora Bora Bungalows before Ta'ihi Point Minimum distance: 23.3km Swim Time: 7h 30m 00s Actual swim distance: 13km (DNF) Direction: Clockwise Age at Swim date: 56 & 69 Neutral Observer/Kayak: Seti Afoa Recorder: Joanne Southall / Hihi Tetuanui Boat: Jackson Tinorua / Hihi Tetuanui Water Photo: Samoa Events / Seti Afoa (Martyn and Roger at Matira Bay early in the swim)
(Martyn returned 2 days later to swim the unfinished half)
Bora Bora 2024 Swim - 18 October to 18 November Contact me about your swim.
The best chance for success in your swim is a one-on-one guide around Bora Bora. Swimmers will be allocated a swim date. You will need to be in Bora Bora for a minimum of five days to allow for reserve weather days. The cost of the swim varies depending on speed. Talk to us about your swim and let's start training toward achieving your goals.
Accommodation - there are a variety of accommodations on Bora Bora from high-end 5-star resorts to excellent home stays and Airbnb accommodations. We can help you with a one-stop shop or book your accommodation directly with your travel agent.
Do you want to do the double - Tahiti to Mo'orea & Bora Bora? Talk to us.
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