It’s time to pull out the itsy-bitsies, beach towels, sunscreen…and head to the beach. Want to do a bit more than just play in the sand? Hit the waves with your little surfer dudes and dudettes. Here’s all you need to get on the board in Hong Kong. Surfing lessons, camps, where to buy surfboards in Hong Kong – it’s all here.
Summer: During the summer months, swells arrive in HK from the south and can bring some great waves to the beaches of South Lantau. Check out Pui O and Cheung Sha during this time.
Year-round: Big Wave Bay (go early to avoid the crowds).
Located on the stunning beaches of Pui O on Lantau Island, Treasure Island offers summer camps for kids, family overnight camps, and even birthday parties. By ferry, it’s under an hour from Central, but with the near-empty beaches and beautiful surf, don’t be surprised if you thought for a minute that you’d jumped on a plane.
Treasure Island Surf Camp, Pui O Beach, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, +852 2546 3543, email@example.com, www.treasureislandhk.com, Daily pick-up and drop-off at Central Ferry Pier for surf camps.
Big Wave Bay is where Hong Kong’s ocean-loving hipsters hang, and X Games is where they go for all things surf-related. The X Games team are known for extreme sports. They often hold events and competitions and are the go-to’s for Hong Kong’s enthusiasts. They’ll kit you up, and if you’re not looking as suave as you should on the board, fret not, as they also have classes for rookies, young and old.
X Games, Big Wave Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2366 9293, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.xgamehk.com.
This stretch of pristine beach in Sai Kung might be harder to get to, but you’ll have the surf to yourself. There’s a small shop with basic meals and surfing rentals. Take the MTR to Diamond Hill then catch the KMB 94 bus to Wong Shek Pier. From the pier, hire a sampan to go directly to the beach or Chek King (depending on the waves). The hike from Chek King to the beach is 30-45 min. Surf Hong Kong is one of the leading surf schools in Hong Kong, offering lessons, tours, kid’s adventure camps and school programs for individuals to large school groups. Click here on how to get to this school.
Sai Wan + Tai Long Wan Beaches, Sai Kung, Hong Kong. Click here for more information.
With every great surfer should come to an awesome beach wardrobe. Vilbrequin is the father-and-son classic, while online shop Solarsuit will keep the little ones covered and safe from the sun. For the eco-kids who are as conscious about saving the Earth as having fun in its waters. Click here to find more beach togs for both boys and girls in our fabulous round-up of swimwear. Need a board? Head to X Games or Surf Hong Kong, and they will sort you from head to toe.
X Games, www.xgamehk.com
Surf Hong Kong, ateamedventures.com/surfhongkong