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 an avid kiteboarder, 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 county is…

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…

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…