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Hainan Island - Rentals & kitesurfchina.com ?

Postby pākihiroa » Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:34 am

I am going to be in China in May and thinking of heading to Hainan Island for a few days kitesurfing. Not sure that May is the ideal time of the year to be there but gotta work within the itinerary I have.

So far, I have had no zero success finding any outfits on Hainan island that offer kitesurfing/kiteboarding rentals and/or lessons. The http://kitesurfchina.com web site looks perfect but they have not responded to any of my emails/calls (or even QQ requests !). What's up with that ?

So, I am seeking advice from fellow kiteforum members. If anyone can point me at a local Hainan Island kitesurfing outfit that would be great. :thumb:

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Re: Hainan Island - Rentals & kitesurfchina.com ?

Postby dejavu » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:41 am

Hi, Did you also know you can kite close to hong Kong?
Hong Kong kiting- Shui Hau Wan
Catch the train to Tung Chung from HK, about 20 mins from Tsim Sha Tsui then get bus 11 for about 20 mins (goes up over the mountain). Was a 20 min Queue at Tung Chun for the bus. Oyster card use is OK. They arrive every 15 mins. Sit on the left and close to the front of the bus so you can get off easily. The bus will go over the range and once the bus gets to the bottom of the hill and you can see the bay the bus will turn right. Get off the bus in about 5 mins and look for either the kites on the bay or get off straight after you see the soccer field on the left. Press the red button on the overhead rail or handle on the seat. Once off, walk behind the soccer field and you will see the two kiting camps. I am sure you can hire gear here if you ask around. Just be careful as the bay is full of oysters on low tide.
When I was heading back to HK I got a cab to Silvermine Bay, about 10 mins away, then caught a fast ferry back to HK. Got off at HK. So I guess you can get there either way you choose to.
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Re: Hainan Island - Rentals & kitesurfchina.com ?

Postby pākihiroa » Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:05 am

dejavu wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:41 am
Hi, Did you also know you can kite close to hong Kong?
Hong Kong kiting- Shui Hau Wan
Thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed and helpful reply. I will keep it in mind for plan B, or maybe for a different trip. For this trip however, I kinda have my mind set on Hainan Island, primarily as a destination (because I have never been there before) but with the possibility of some kitesurfing thrown in as a bonus (or as an excuse to go).

Also, I will be traveling on a single entry tourist visa. I am not sure if, for visa purposes, a side trip to Hong Kong would count as leaving China. This is because, as I understand it, those people lucky enough to be able to obtain multi-entry Chinese tourist visas can apparently make a quick trip across the 'border' to Hong Kong and back to satisfy the time limit for each entry on their visas. That would require a little bit of research.

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Re: Hainan Island - Rentals & kitesurfchina.com ?

Postby dejavu » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:19 am

I would definitely do Hainen, but keep HK in mind when you are there.


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