Pingtan, China: 2016 Kiteboarding World Championships

In late September, International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) hosted its 3rd round of 2016 Kiteboarding  Championships at Pingtan, Fujian Province, China. I, as a beginner in kiteboarding, had the chance to compete with some of the best riders in the world. There were a total of 105 riders from 25 countries took part in the championships. Pingtan country…

Boao, China: Nice Wind and Great Seafood

After coming back from a week-long kitesurfing trip to Hua Hin in late March, I had been craving for more kitesurf getaways since the weather in Hong Kong had been miserably humid and rainy. Until some experienced kitesurfers told me that it is Boao’s windy season now so that I checked it up on windguru: Boao, or Bo’ao, is best known…

Pui O Beach, Hong Kong: Kitesurfer’s Go-to Place in Summer

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,…

Shui Hau Wan, Hong Kong: A Beach HK Kitesurfers Can’t Live Without

Shui Hau Wan, or Shui Hau Beach, is a beach almost exclusively for the city’s kitesurfers to gather when east wind prevails every year from October to February. The beach is fun sized: its widest measurement is shy of 1 kilometer. However, you’ll be amazed to see how many kites this small beach can fit. Because of its flat water…

Shuangyue Wan, China: Kitesurf Hidden Gem

Every summer, when easterly recedes and southwesterly picks up, kitesurfers in Hong Kong had to retreat from Shui Hau Wan but they are left with very limited options: fun-sized Pui O Beach and rubbish-covered Lung Kwu Tan. Added with underwhelming wind condition that seldom goes above 15 knots, taking a short getaway to one of multitude of beaches along the southeastern…

Lung Kwu Tan, Hong Kong: An Alternative Kitesurfing Spot in Summer

In summer when prevailing wind becomes north west or south west, kitesurfers in Hong Kong have to give up Shui Hau Wan, their favourite autumn/winter spot, to resort to either Pui O Beach, another beach in Lantau, or Lung Kwu Tan, a beach in the remote Teun Mun District of Hong Kong. Lung Kwu Tan, or…

Hua Hin, Thailand: Kitesurf Paradise

Ever since my first kiteboarding session last March in the cold, humid Hong Kong, I’ve been craving to kite abroad, at least somewhere warmer. Despite the beauty of this sports being tremendously mobile, by far I’ve only surfed in Hong Kong, along with a multitude of beaches along the southern coast of China. Until last week… Hua Hin Beach is amazing. In…