Things to do in Hong Kong: Try out exciting water sport activities
Popular Hong Kong tourist attractions like Hong Kong Disneyland, Ocean Park, trendy cultural places and high-end retail stores often top the lists of places to vising in Hong Kong. But the list goes on especially for those adventure-seeking travellers who are looking for other things to do in Hong Kong!
Take a break from your Hong Kong shopping haul and get ready for some heart-pumping, adrenaline-inducing water sports activities that will pump up your Hong Kong travel adventure!
Although Hong Kong may not be the first destination that comes to mind when you think of water sports activities, you’d be surprised to discover that adrenaline-pumping water sports can be enjoyed in this bustling tourist destination! Which leads us to our first activity – canoeing!
There are a number of organizations that provide canoeing training courses in Hong Kong. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) offer training courses for beginners, canoeing day trips, and races. Hong Kong Canoe Association is also another organization with different canoe courses and other things to do in Hong Kong such as rowing, water polo or even dragon boat courses.
Of course, if you’re looking to go canoeing just for fun, the best place to go to is Sai Kung where you can rent out your equipment for a reasonable price!
The next one for our water sports activities is paddle boarding! It can be quite tricky for some because it requires balancing yourself upright on a paddle board. But once you’re all settled and balanced, you can enjoy the calmness of the waves and soak in the sun and beauty of your surroundings!
If you feel like undergoing paddle board training, you can join the Blue Sky Sports Club. The Blue Sky Sports Club was established in 2001 to give travellers unique experiences in water sports during their Hong Kong travel adventures.
Have you ever wondered if you have the skills to make those impressive tricks pro surfers do on the waves? Well, first you need to know the basics and work yourself from there. It can be a little tricky in the beginning but it’s very addicting once you get a hang of it so keep trying!
We mentioned that you can go paddle boarding and other water sports activities in Big Wave Bay at Lantau Island. But aside from that, Changsha Beach is also a good place for these activities, especially surfing! The best time to go surfing in Hong Kong is during autumn and winter where experts say the waves are incredible. So plan ahead to make sure you schedule your trip just in time!
Are you ready for a little bit of excitement and adrenaline? Hong Kong beaches can be your playground when you try windsurfing!
Quite similar to the previous activity, but windsurfing is more challenging and takes your skills to another level! Be ready to navigate your way through the waves as you sail and balance yourself on the board. It might take some time before you can get the rhythm but just go and have fun learning the sport! You can also attend windsurfing courses at Leisure and Cultural Services Department which is organized by the Hong Kong Water Sports Development Centre.
Last but not the least for our Hong Kong travel guide to 5 water sports activities you can try is none other than kitesurfing!
This exciting water sport combines the kite and the surfboard as you glide yourself on the water with the help of the wind. You will need some skill to try this one out but no worries because there are training programs available in Long Beach located on Lantau Island. What are you waiting for? Plan your trip to Lantau Island today and get ready to surf some waves while kitesurfing!
Although often ignored attractions, Hong Kong beaches are home to these exciting water sports activities which can be a breath of fresh air from all the usual things to do in Hong Kong like shopping and enjoying the nightlife!
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