Summer fun: Watersports in Hong Kong

The last days of summer are here, for those who still have a couple weeks left, dont waste them! Try out something new i.e WATERSPORTS. Here's our take on the best watersports in Hong Kong.

30th August 2016

Not many people associate surfing with Hong Kong. In fact, most aren't even aware that it is in fact possible to surf in Hong Kong. If you're a newbie, don't fret, Hong Kong's very first surf school, Surf Hong Kong has got you covered. They not only offer lessons, but also surf camps, while also including a wetsuit, surfboard, rash-vest and a professions and FUN instructor.If you're already pro at surfing, just head on over to the Tai Long Sai Wan Beach. Fun fact: The waves are actually bigger during Fall and Winter!

Surf Hong Kong: Sai Wan Tsuen, 9091 3731

Surfing on its own is fun, but we're guessing some of you want something more extreme. If that's the case, then windsurfing is the one for you! If you're looking to take lessons, Cheung Chau Windsurfing Centre is the place to go. Establised in 1975 by Mr Lai Gun aka "the Godfather of Windsurfing", and the birthplace of Olympic gold medalist, Lee Lai San, we're positive that you'll get the best service. If you're already experienced, it's just a nice place to windsurf with your friends! Bonus: They also offer kayaks and stand-up paddleboards for rental, and they have an outdoor cafe that overlooks the world-class views from the Victorian Harbour.

Cheung Chau Windsurfing: No. 1 Hak Pai Road, Cheung Chau, Hong Kong 2981 8316




Kayaking can be a fun activity to do with friends, not only that, it's a great upper body workout! If you want to try out something new and exciting though, give OVERNIGHT kayaking a go! Sea Kayak Hong Kong offers 2 overnight tours. We recommend trying kayaking in double haven. It's calm, serene and packed with culture. You'll get to learn about the history of the Hakka village Lai Chi Wo, and also snorkel and paddle in Yan Chau Ton. How perfect does that sound!

Sea Kayak HK: Lamma Island, Hong Kong 9313 9165

Everyone knows it, HK waters aren't the best of the best for diving. While we definitely can't compare to the waters of the Philippines and Malaysia, we actually have a lot of marine life out. (Especially in Nine Pin island group, just off Clear Water Bay) We have about 80 species of coral and up to 300 species of fish. If you're really lucky, you might even spot a pink dolphin! Another plus is that it's perfect for beginners. If you're planning on going to an exotic dive, learning here is perfect as the conditions are far harder, hence you'll develop skills a lot faster than if you were learning in clear blue water. If you want to learn, visit Splash, a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre.

Splash: Unit 5, 1/F, Ko Fu House, 58-72 Fuk Man Road, Sai Kung, New Territories, Hong Kong 2792 4495

This one is for you adrenaline junkies! Wakeboarding, another form of extreme watersport is the combination water skiing, snowboarding and surfing techniques as your being towed behind a motor boat. If interested, check out HK Wakeboarding. Located in Tai Tam Yuk Village, they offer the most relaxing environment with the most ideal water conditions for waterboarding!

HK Wakeboarding: Tai Tam Tuk Village 9271 8671