Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Cheung Sha Beach, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, South Central China

Skill level:
Beginners and Intermediate
Wind type:
Venturi winds
Best wind direction:
Best season:
October to April
Hong Kong or else the "Asia's World City" is a unique city, located on the south coast of China and enclosed by the South China Sea and the Pearl River Delta. Build on the fountains of an ancient civilization and influenced by the west culture, as it was until recently a British colony, Hong Kong is an amazing intersection of cultures, modern architecture, fine dining and vibrant art events, as well as one of the world's leading financial centers.

Lantau Island is the largest island in Hong Kong. As it is mainly mountainous, covered with indigenous forest, it is home of the largest nature park in the area and attracts nature enthusiasts, offering a wide variety of activities. One of the most known beaches on the island for kite surfing is Cheung Sha Beach.

The beach is located on the south coast of Lantau Island and stretches about 1.2 mi/2 km from west to east, making it one of the longest beaches in Hong Kong. The spot is considered to be ideal for kite and wind surfing, while the best wind direction is when coming from North. The climate in the area is humid subtropical and is influenced by the monsoons, providing hot, humid summers with frequent thunderstorms and typhoons, while the temperature exceeds 30 °C/86 °F during the day. Winters are cool and mild with an average temperature of 19 °C/66 °F.

As the beach is very wide and sandy, there are many spots where you can safely launch your kite. The best season to visit is from October to April, when the Venturi winds come down from the mountains and offer ideal offshore wind conditions for speed and freeride kite surfing. Suitable for all skill levels, Cheung Sha Beach is perfect for beginners and those who wish to brush up their skills.

There is a school located on the beach, where you can arrange lessons and rent gear. The beach is empty during weekends. However it gets ultra crowded on Sundays. Kitesurfers should be careful of other water crafts and rocks. If you choose to kite on Cheung Sha Beach during winter, be very well prepared in regards of gear, because the water can get very cold.