Home / FitnessMonth / Your Guide to Wakeboarding, Surfing, and other Boardsports in Hong Kong

Your Guide to Wakeboarding, Surfing, and other Boardsports in Hong Kong

Boardsports – the California Dream? Not necessarily. We may be 7,060 miles from the Golden State, but the dream can still be yours right here in the 852. And thank goodness, because there are few things more satisfying than getting out on the water on a sweltering day. From wakeboarding to surfing and everything in between, you’re sure to find something that floats your boat (or board). Crash courses, hourly rentals, competitions – Hong Kong really does have it all. So whether you’re new to the game, or a well-weathered sea dog, now’s the time to hit the water.

Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Boarding | Surfing
Bodyboarding | Kiteboarding| Skimboarding | Windsurfing | Wakeboarding


Bidvino

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

Hailing from 1960s Hawaii, Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is quite the popular kid of boardsports in Hong Kong at the minute. Whether you’re looking to paddle with your pals, enter a race, or practice your Downward-Facing Dog atop the waves, there’s plenty of fun to be had.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding Sai Kung Hong Kong
Photo credit: Hong Kong Stand Up Paddle Boarding Association (HKSUPBA)

Hong Kong Island

Hiwindlover Water Sports Center

Where: Stanley Main Beach
How much: Rental, $80 per hour or $200 for 3 hours; Tuition, $800 per 3 hour lesson/ tour
Contact: (+852) 6226 5390

HK Aqua-bound Centre

Where: Stanley Main Beach
How much: Rental, $80 per hour or $350 per day; Group tuition, $450 – $650 per person; Private tuition, $1,100 per class
Contact: (+852) 8211 3876

SUP Yoga

Where: Stanley Main Beach
How much: $500 per 90 minute group session (includes board rental); Private session $450 per person (minimum of 5 people)
Contact: supyogahongkong@gmail.com

X Game

Where: Big Wave Bay
How much: Group tuition, $500 per person; Private tuition, $800 per class
Contact: (+852) 2366 3017

Outlying Islands

Treasure Island Group

Where: Pui O Beach, Lantau
How much:
Rental $70 per hour or $150 per half day; Instruction $200-$400 per hour
Contact: (+852) 2546 3543

Top tip! Rentals are a cash only affair so make sure you withdraw your dollars before heading to the shore

Long Coast Seasports

Where: Lower Cheung Sha Beach, Lantau
How much: Rental $90 per hour, $270 for 4 hours, and $70 per hour after
Contact: (+852) 8104 6222

Cheung Chau Windsurfing Centre

Where: 1 Hak Pai Road, Cheung Chau
How much: Rental, $120 per hour
Contact: (+852) 2981 8316

Top tip! All rentals require a $500 cash deposit


Read more! Explore Cheung Chau with our Island Guide 


Sai Kung

Hong Kong Stand Up Paddle Boarding Association (HKSUPBA)

Where: G/F, 60 Sun On Tsuen, Sai Kung
How much: Tuition, $500 – $1,400 per session
Contact: (+852) 3502 1823

Top tip! SUP Board can be rented from the nearby Blue Sky Sports Club (see below)

Blue Sky Sports Club

Where: 60 Sun On Tseun, Sai Kung
How much: Rental, $120 per hour or $200 for 2 hours; SUP Yoga $600 per session; Tuition starts at $500 per session; Private tuition starts at $800 per session;
Contact: (+852) 2791 0806

Dates For Your Diary

The Hong Kong International SUP Championship – August 27 – 28, 2016
SUP Relay Challenge – August 28, 2016
Long Coast Cup 2016 – September 4, 2016
SUP Yoga Secret Island ReTreat – September 5 – 6, 2016


Read more! Try one of these 8 Wacky Workouts


Surfing

With an ever increasing number of surfing clubs, societies, and schools popping up along the coastline, there’s never been a better time to catch a wave in the 852. Already a pro at riding the rip curl? Join the Surf Hong Kong Facebook group to meet fellow surfers, and stay up to date with all the latest local tips. Of course, adults can’t have all the fun – Hong Kong’s junior surfers are coming into their element too, with summer surf camps experiencing a surge in popularity. Keep an eye out in spring when details of these much sought-after sessions are released.

Surfing Treasure Island Pui O Beach Hong Kong
Photo credit: Treasure Island Group

Hong Kong Island

As you walk into Big Wave Bay ‘town’ you’ll come across several shops and restaurants that rent out surf and body boards by the hour at about $50 per board with a $100 deposit required. Carry on down with your board and enjoy the surf.

Surfing Hong Kong

Where: Big Wave Bay
How much: $800 per 1 hour 15 minute one on one session/ $1,000 for a 2 hour private session
Contact: (+852) 6485 1673

X Game

Where: Big Wave Bay
How much: Group tuition, $500 per person; Private tuition, $800 per person;
Contact: (+852) 2366 3017

East Swell

Where: Shop G32 – 33, Winner Mansion, 17 – 23 Nam On Street, Shau Kei Wan
How much: Contact East Swell
Contact: (+852) 6475 7397

Lantau

Treasure Island Group

Where: Pui O Beach, Lantau
How much: Rental, $70 per hour or $150 per day; Group tuition, $400 per hour (4 people maximum)
Contact: (+852) 2546 3543

Top tip! Head to Maverick’s for a post-surf dinner – you could even make a weekend of it and rent one of two Treasure Island hotel rooms

Long Coast Seasports

Where: Lower Cheung Sha Beach, Lantau
How much: Group tuition, $300 per hour; Private tuition, $350 per hour
Contact: (+852) 8104 6222

Sai Kung

Surf Hong Kong

Where: Tai Long Wan, Sai Kung East Country Park
How much: Contact Surf Hong Kong
Contact: (+852) 3482 3912

Favourite Surfing Spots
Wondering where to catch your next wave? Let’s ask the experts …

Antony, Founder Surfing Hong Kong – “Tai Long Wan in Sai Kung at 6am on a November morning with blue skies, crisp off-shore winds, and 4 foot waves rolling through. Just me, my wife, kids, and a couple of friends … it is truly beautiful, surrounded by hills, white sand, clear water, and amazing to have such a place in a city like Hong Kong.”

The Treasure Island Team – “Our home break, of course, Pui O when it’s firing. When we have time we like to get out to Big Wave Bay in Shek O or make a weekend of it in Tai Long Wan in Sai Kung – definitely the best spot in Hong Kong. And when it’s time for a holiday, Southern Taiwan is just awesome.”

The LCS Team  “We like surfing in Sha Cheung and Pui O because the south westerly wave direction is great, and is there through spring, summer, and autumn. If the East wind picks up the waves are good too – that’s why we spend all our time in Lantau.”


Read more! Browse Hong Kong’s Hottest Swimwear


Bodyboarding

Looking for a horizontal thrill? Well, look no further. Also known as boogie boarding, bodyboarding provides all the fun of riding the waves without the risk of losing your footing. Arguably the most accessible boardsport for kids, it’s also a great way to get the family up and active on the weekends.

Bodyboarding
Photo credit: Long Coast Seasports

Outlying Islands

Long Coast Seasports 

Where: Lower Cheung Sha Beach, Lantau
How much: $40 per hour; $130 for four hours and $30 per hour after
Contact: (+852) 8104 6222


Windsurfing

Can’t decide between sailing and surfing? Stop fretting, you don’t have to choose – windsurfing combines the two. With an Olympic gold medalist to call our own, Lee Lai San, Hong Kong is the place to learn the ropes – there’s something in the water, clearly.

Windsurfing Lower Long Coast Seasports Lower Cheung Sha Beach Hong Kong
Photo credit: Long Coast Seasports

Hong Kong Island

Hiwindlover Water Sports Center

Where: Stanley Main Beach
How much: Rental, $150 per hour; Beginner course, $800 per 3 hours; Elite course, $1600 per day
Contact: (+852) 6226 5390

Top tip! Take a friend – bookings require a minimum of two people

HK Aqua-bound Centre

Where: Stanley Main Beach
How much: Rental, $180- 250 per hour or $700 – $800 per day; Group tuition, $700 – $1,100 per two hour class; Private tuition, $800 per hour
Contact: (+852) 8211 3876

Outlying Islands

Cheung Chau Windsurfing Centre

Where: 1 Hak Pai Road, Cheung Chau
How much: Rental, $90 – $150 per hour; 20 hour rental package, $1000; Group tuition $1,800 per hour; Private tuition $500-$2,500
Contact: (+852) 2981 8316

Top tip! All rentals require a $500 cash deposit

Long Coast Seasports 

Where: Lower Cheung Sha Beach, Lantau
How much: Group tuition, $400 – $700 per person; Private tuition, $800 per person
Contact: (+852) 8104 6222


Read more! Get the Lowdown on Sailing in Hong Kong


Kiteboarding

Throw caution to the wind and get a kite involved in the action. An up-and-coming past time in Hong Kong, kiteboarding lessons and rentals are located on the outlying islands. However, with skills to be mastered and tricks to be tried, we have a feeling this could be the next big thing. Watch this space …

Photo courtesy of KTA Media

Outlying Islands

Hong Kong Kiteboarding School

Where: Shui Hau Wan Beach, Lantau
How much: Rental, $700 for 3 hours, $1,000 for 6 hours; Full course, $3,500 per 8 hours; Improvement course, $1,500 per three hours (includes all equipment)
Contact: (+852) 9288 4571

Top tip! Tuition available in both English and Cantonese

Kiteboarding Association of Hong Kong

Where: Shui Hau Wan Beach, Lantau (September to March)
How much: Tuition, $600 – $2,000 per day; 3 Day Beginner Package, $4,500
Contact: (+852) 5100 4295
Top tip! From March to August, training relocates to Lung Kwu Tan Beach, near Tuen Mun

Long Coast Seasports

Where: Lower Cheung Sha Beach, Lantau
How much: Tuition, $1,500 – $3,800 per person
Contact: (+852) 8104 6222

X Game

Where: Lamma Island, Lantau Island, or Tuen Mun
How much: Private tuition, $4,500 per 8 hour course
Contact: (+852) 2366 3017


Skimboarding

Who said deep water is the only option? Skimboarding is the king of coastal boardsports, with all the action taking place at the point where the wave hits the shore. Perhaps best described as the love child of surfing and skateboarding, this shallow water sport involves mastering tricks and flips – once you’ve got to grips with the basics of course.

Skim boarding Lower Cheung Sha Beach Hong Kong
Photo credit: Long Coast Seasports

Hong Kong Island

X Game

Where: Big Wave Bay
How much: Group tuition, $300 per person; Private tuition, $400 per 90 minutes
Contact: (+852) 2366 3017

Outlying Islands

Long Coast Seasports

Where: Lower Cheung Sha Beach, Lantau
How much: Tuition, $300 – $350 per person
Contact: (+852) 8104 6222

Sai Kung

Surf Hong Kong

Where: Sai Kung East Country Park, Sai Wan
How much: Rental $50 per hour, $100 per 3 hours, or $200 per day
Contact: (+852) 3482 3912

Top tip! The beach is only accessible by foot – but don’t worry, you don’t have to lug your boards with you – you both rent and collect them when you’re at the beach.


Read more! Take a dip at Hong Kong’s Cleanest Water Spots


Wakeboarding

Feel the need for speed? Give wakeboarding a whirl. With your feet attached to a short, wide board, and a handle hooked onto the boat in front of you, balancing is the first thing you need to master. After that, the sky’s the limit with increasingly difficult acrobatic moves waiting to be conquered. From flips and rolls, to ‘whirlybirds’ and ‘speedballs’ – just wake us up before you go go.

Wakeboarding Riderphilosophy Hong Kong
Photo credit: Riderphilosophy

Hong Kong Island

HK Aqua-bound Centre

Where: Stanley Main Beach
How much: Rental, $900 per hour; Group tuition (3-4 people), $1,200 – $1,500 per hour
Contact: (+852) 8211 3876

Top tip! Minimum two hour booking, and rentals require booking two days in advance

X Game

Where: Stanley
How much: Group tuition, $500 per person; Private tuition, $1,200 per class
Contact: (+852) 2366 3017

Sai Kung

Riderphilosophy

Where: 60 Tai Tam Tuk Village, Sai Kung
How much: $900-$1000 per hour (includes coaching and equipment)
Contact: (+852) 9271 8671/ (+852) 9209 6664

Top tip! If you can, take advantage of the weekday happy hour which cuts the price to $800 per hour, including all coaching and equipment

Wakeboard.com.hk

Where: Tai Tam Tuk Village, Sai Kung
How much: Private tuition, $850-$900; Friends and family package (max. 6 people), $2,200 per 3 hour session (weekdays only)
Contact: (+852) 9454 5772


Read more! Find out All You Need To Know About Cycling in Hong Kong or explore Hong Kong’s Top 5 Wildest Hikes.

Subscribe to receive our weekly newsletter

Mindful Wing Chun Gold Footer
Redbox Storage – Gold Footer Ad
Angel Card – Footer banner
Maison Es
Alliance Française de Hong Kong 2018
Bupa Site Wide Banner
the Desk footer banner
Redbox Storage – Gold Footer Ad