7 Watersports to Try in Hong Kong

29 June, 2016
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7 Watersports to Try in Hong Kong

Surf’s Up, Sassy Girls!

If it were up to us, all sports would be played in the water. When water is your landing ground, it’s the perfect excuse to go all out! Of course, safety precautions still need to be taken, but here at Sassy we love the thrill of adventure and these watersports are calling our names…

Read more: Top 10 Ultimate Outdoor Sports in Hong Kong

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Windsurfing

If surfing isn’t enough on its own, windsurfing takes it to another level! Soak up the rays as you soar through the wind and navigate your way using a sail. Opened by the uncle of Hong Kong’s own Olympic gold medalist, Lee LaiShan, Cheung Chau Windsurfing Centre is the best place to take some windsurfing lessons or, if you need no introduction, the perfect place to windsurf with some friends. They also offer kayaks and stand-up paddleboards for rental.

 

Where: Cheung Chau Windsurfing Centre1 Hak Pai Rd, Cheung Chau, Hong Kong
How much: Prices begin at $1,100/person for full-day classes. Call 2981 8316 for more info and bookings.

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Kayaking/Canoeing

For a more laid-back option (but equally as fun), why not try kayaking or canoeing? It’s a great way to get in a quick upper body workout and one of the best ways to enjoy the serene Hong Kong waters. The best spots are in Sai Kung and you can usually find kayak rental at sports centers and beaches, but we suggest Kayak and Hike for a comprehensive seven-hour hike and kayak session (please note that they will be open again for business on 16 July 2016 after summer holiday).

 

Where: Sai Kung New Pier, Fuk Man Road, Hong Kong
How much: $800/person. Call +852 9300 5197 to make a booking.

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Wakeboarding

Located in Tai Tam Tuk Village, HK Wakeboard is the perfect place to meet all your extreme water sports needs. Not only do they provide professional wakeboarding lessons, they also teach wakeskating, wakesurfing, and have hoverboard/flyboard sessions for the adrenaline junkies!

 

Where: Tai Tam Tuk Village, Hong Kong
How much: $850/hr (weekdays) and $900/hr (weekends). Contact [email protected] or call 9454 5772 for more info.

 

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Snorkeling/Scuba Diving

Hong Kong may not have the clearest or cleanest waters, but you’d be surprised at the marine life you can spot out in Clearwater Bay! It’s also a great base location to learn how to scuba dive at  your own pace before you plan a diving holiday in Asia. We recommend getting a certification with Splash, who are highly professional and even organise dive trips abroad.

 

Where: Unit 5, 1/F, Ko Fu House, 58-72 Fuk Man Road, Sai Kung, New Territories, Hong Kong
How much: Prices very depending on course. Check out their website for details.

 

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Paddle Boarding

Stand-up paddle boarding is as fun as it sounds and there’s no better place to try it out than Sai Kung – Hong Kong’s hotspot for beautiful beaches. Book a session with Blue Sky Sports Club and explore the beauty of Hong Kong standing on water.

 

Where: G/F, No.60 Sun On Tsuen, Sai Kung, New Territories, Hong Kong
How much: Beginners courses start at $500/person

 

Read more: Sassy Tries: Stand-up Paddle Boarding in Stanley

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Kiteboarding

If wakeboarding had a sibling, it would be kiteboarding. While the two are very similar, kiteboarding depends much more on the right wind conditions. So if you find yourself with no plans on a day with perfect wind conditions, we recommend trying out kiteboarding with the Kiteboarding Association of Hong Kong.

 

Where: Location is subject to change depending on the Kiteboarding Association.
How much: 3-day beginner package starts at $4500.

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Surfing

For our fellow surfers who need no introduction to this beautiful sport, Big Wave Beach is the spot to go. You can also take lessons at Shek O beach down the road – check out our Sassy review of surfing classes to get an idea of what it might be like. Fair warning – weekends draw in big crowds so be prepared!

 

Where: Big Wave Bay Road, Shek O, Hong Kong Island
How much: Board rental is available on this beach and pricing varies.

 

Read more: Surf’s Up! Sassy Girls Hit the Waves at Shek O Beach

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