Kitesurfing during the hot summer season under southwesterly wind in Hong Kong has really limited options. It has to be either Lung Kwu Tan, or Pui O Beach. While Lung Kwu Tan might be too far for many city residents, Pui O is a good alternative given its much cleaner and longer beach, friendly facilities, and cleaner water. Did I mention that Lung Kwu Tan is not even a beach, and it is covered with rubbish and battens in my previous post?
Stretched some 550 meters, the actual area that kitesurfers can set their kite on the beach is limited to the southeastern side of the beach that measures about 100 meters. The rest of the beach is open for swimming for the public and is restricted from kiting by the government.
Good for: Southwesterly. By experience, under same wind direction, Pui O Beach usually requires a larger kite than Long Kwu Tan, by around 1-2m.
Google map link: here
After getting off the bus / taxi, proceed to the left-most end of the beach (‘left’ as in when you face the water).
– From Mui Wo
Get to Mui Wo Ferry by ferry (fast boat ~ 35 min / normal boat ~ 55 min) from Central No. 6 pier. Ferry schedule here.
From Mui Wo Bus Terminal just outside of the ferry pier, either take Bus No. 1 (Tai O direction) /2 (Ngong Ping direction) /3M (Tung Chung direction) and get off at Lo Uk Tsuen ‘罗屋村’ (the stop after Sun Wai Tsuen ‘新围村’), or take a taxi for a ~10min ride.
– From Tung Chung
Get to Tung Chung MTR station first, then from there either take Bus No. 3M (Muy Wo Ferry Pier direction) and get off at Lo Uk Village (~25 min ride), or take a taxi (~15min ride).
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