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.visityap.com 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.