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Yap Ca­noe Fes­ti­val

TIP­PING A HAT TO THE RICH HER­ITAGE of tra­di­tional sea­far­ing in Mi­crone­sia, the an­nual Yap Ca­noe Fes­ti­val will be held on De­cem­ber 8-9 in Colo­nia. Vis­i­tors will get a first-hand taste of the tra­di­tional nav­i­ga­tion and voy­ag­ing tech­niques that saw the is­land’s fore­bears able to un­der­take lengthy ocean cross­ings well be­fore the ad­vent of any me­chan­i­cal aids. Check www.vis­ to find out more.

Bali Film Fes­ti­val

OMBAK BALI FES­TI­VAL CEL­E­BRATES ITS ninth an­niver­sary with a surf film event at La La­guna on Septem­ber 13-15. Themed around how wa­ter sport ca n mo­bilise, in­spire a nd fuel so­cial change, the line-up will show­case ev­ery­one from world cham­pi­ons to lo­cal he­roes. Screen­ings come from Brazil, Pales­tine, South Africa, Spain and even Iceland, with highlights in­clud­ing Prox­im­ity by Tay­lor Steele, End­less Win­ter II and Gaza Surf Club. The fes­ti­val be­gins at sun­set and is free of charge.

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