2024 香港直立板長途賽

Last Update:16 / 7 / 2024 

Race Introduction

The 2024 Hong Kong Stand Up Paddle Long Distance Race will be held at WM Hotel in Sai Kung Sha Ha, with various race distances to cater to experienced paddleboarders and first-time participants.

In addition, the champions and runners-up of the men’s and women’s 18 km open groups in this competition will be eligible* to represent Hong Kong in the ISA World Stand Up Paddle Championship in September.

It is worth noting that the day before the race day, we will arrange some special activities, including allowing non-competitors to paddle the race track and experience the fun of Hong Kong paddleboarding competitions. There will also be an opening ceremony for the competition, promotional discounts for beginner paddleboarding courses, and performance activities.

Whether you plan to participate in the race or not, don’t miss this opportunity to feel the passion of Hong Kong people for paddleboarding sport!

*Subject to the rules and regulations of ISA and HKSURFSUP.

Race Sponsors

Race Details

Race Date

21/07/2024

Ceremony / Briefing Date

20/07/2024

Venue

Sai Kung Sha Ha
WM Hotel, 28 Wai Man Road, Sai Kung, New Territories

Race Categories

18 KM / 6 KM / 3 KM Long Distance Race

Race Groups

Men’s Open (No age restriction) 18 KM

Women’s Open (No age restriction) 18 KM

Men’s Open (No age restriction) 6 KM

Women’s Open (No age restriction) 6 KM

 Men’s Adult (Aged 35 or above) 18 KM

Women’s Adult (Aged 35 or above) 18 KM

 Men’s Adult (Aged 35 or above) 6 KM

Women’s Adult (Aged 35 or above) 6 KM

 Men’s Youth (Aged 8-17) 6 KM

 Women’s Youth (Aged 8-17) 6 KM

*Men’s Novice (18+) 3 KM

*Women’s Novice (18+) 3 KM

*Novice Group Prerequisites

1. Never participated in the open group and adult group competitions of this association
2. Never won any awards of any competition of this association

Board Restrictions

14-foot or smaller hard or inflatable boards

Race Format

All contestants will compete in a race, with the ranking determined by the time it takes to cross the finish line.

Only the points of participants in the 18km Open Group, 18km Adult Group, and 6km Youth Group will be included in the annual points ranking calculation.

Race Venue

Sai Kung Sha Ha

(Blue Sky Sports Club / WM Hotel)

Directions

Bus
KMB – 92 (Diamond Hill Station <-> Sai Kung)
KMB – 99 (Heng On <-> Sai Kung)
KMB – 299X (Shatin Central <-> Sai Kung)
NWFB – 792M (Tseung Kwan O Station <-> Sai Kung)
KMB – 96R (Holiday Only ) Diamond Hill Railway Station <-> Wong Shek Pier

Mini Bus
1A ( Choi Hung Public Transport Terminus <-> Sai Kung Pier)
1 ( Kowloon Bay – Telford Gardens <-> Sai Kung Pier)
12 ( Po Lam <-> Sai Kung Pier)
101M ( Hang Hau Station <-> Sai Kung Pier)

Fees & Rental

Registration Fee

18 km Race Category $ 580 per head

All Other Race Category $ 480 per head

Hard Board Rental

$200 / pc*

Remarks

*Equipment is limited and will be arranged according to the order of registration
*No on-site rental service, please make a reservation in advance

Tee Size

2024 香港直立板長途賽

Briefing Schedule

20 / 7 / 2024

10:00 – 12:00
Promotion of SUP Beginner Program

12:30 – 13:30
Opening ceremony, pre-match briefing and distribution of competition uniforms

14:00 – 16:00
Race Track Trial

Race Schedule

21 / 7 / 2024

07:00 – 07:45
Registration and equipment preparation (Open Group / Adult Group / Youth Group)

07:45 – 08:00
Assembly (Open Group / Adult Group / Youth Group)

08:00 – 11:30
6km and 18km races

10:30 – 11:15
Registration and equipment preparation (Beginner Group)

11:15 – 11:30
Assembly (Beginner Group)

11:30 – 12:30
3 km race

12:50
Award ceremony

Race Route

Awards

The champions of the men’s and women’s open groups 18 km race will receive a one-night double room seperately provided by WM Hotel (worth $1500).

The winners of the Open, Adult, and Youth groups will receive the following Speedo gift vouchers: 

First place – $1200 Second place – $800 Third place – $500

The top three contestants in each group will receive a medal.

All contestants who complete the competition will receive a Speedo $50 cash coupon, and a finisher’s medal.

Champions and runners-up of the men’s and women’s open groups in this competition will be eligible to represent Hong Kong in the ISA World Stand Up Paddle Championship in September.

Race Registration

Deadline

03/07/2024

Safety Guidelines

1.
All participants must wear personal buoyancy aids/ leash during the race, otherwise result in disqualification.
(Personal buoyancy aids include life jackets, inflatable purses, inflatable vests, etc.) 

2.
Follow the instructions of the safety boat 

Adverse Weather Arrangement

1.
The race will be cancelled if tropical cyclone warning signal no.3 or above or if a red or black rainstorm signal is hoisted by Hong Kong Observatory at 5:30 am on race day. 

2.
Therefore, participants of the race are highly recommended to check the weather forecast on the night before the competition or at 5:30 am on race day. 

3.
The race organizer is not responsible to inform participants that the race is cancelled due to the aforementioned weather condition.

Health and Safety Advices

1. 
Participants are advised to take appropriate measures against sunburn and hypothermia/hyperthermia by applying sunscreen and wearing appropriate clothing.

2.
Keep your body hydrated by drinking non-alcoholic/caffeine-free beverage to recover the water lost during the race.

3.
As the race will start at the beach, participants are advised to minimize the noise level and keep the area clean by disposing of the rubbish appropriately.

Insurance

Public liability is covered by the organizer, and participants can insure themselves if they feel necessary.

Participant Notices

1.
Participants must read the ‘Rules and Regulations carefully. Participants who completed the registration process agreed to abide by the Rules and Regulations of the race that they signed up for.

2.
Paddlers are responsible that their health condition is suitable to take part in the race. In cases of doubt, please seek medical advice before entering the race.

3.
Once the entry is accepted, the entry fee and submitted materials are non-refundable & non-transferable under any circumstances. Repeated entries to the same race will be counted as a single entry. The extra entry fee is non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another applicant or race. Also, the submitted materials will not be returned.

4.
All prizes are not redeemable for cash.

Rules and Regulations

1. 
All participants must register for their race entry at the registry 20 mins before the race start time published in the official race run-down. Failure to comply shall result in disqualification from the race.

2. 
All participants must wear their race jerseys assigned by HKSURFSUP during the race. A leash or Personal Floating Device is mandatory and must be worn during the race. 

3. 
Entry categories and bibs are non-transferable. Violation will result in disqualification and no refund of the entry fee will be entertained. 

4.
Participants other than the youth group can use their own SUP board, paddle, and PFD for the race. They should meet the requirements of HKSURFSUP. 

5. 
Participants will be disqualified if they do not start at the designated race category and start time assigned by the organizer. No result and finisher medals will be issued to those participants. 

6. 
The Chief Judge will announce three start commands (one minute, thirty seconds, and ten seconds) before the start of the race. If any racer makes a false start on the first start, the race will be restarted. If another false start was made by any racer afterward, that racer will be directly disqualified from the race. 

7.
All races will start with a water start. All participants should use a single-blade paddle and should be in a standing position on their board during the race. 

8. 
All participants are not allowed to take more than 5 strokes while lying, kneeling, or sitting on their board during the race.

9. 
All participants should note the hand signals to be used during an emergency. Hold up and wave your paddle or put both hands up (for emergency) to signal the race official / safety staff if help is required in case of injury, illness, or distressing situation. 

10. 
For a category with less than 4 participants to take part, HKSURFSUP reserves the right to cancel the race.

11.  
HKSURFSUP committee reserves the right to check the identification of any participants.

12.  
HKSURFSUP committee reserves the right to refuse entry into any races at its sole discretion. 

13.  
Any participant who severely contravenes the rules and regulations of the disciplinary code will be disqualified, and are not entitled to any prize and awards.

14.  
HKSURFSUP has the final decision on race results and will not accept any dispute or appeal of the race results at any time.

15. 
All participants grant permission to the organizer or its agent to use any photographs, videos, or any other record of the event for any lawful purpose including advertisement.

16. 
If any accident or injury occurred during the race, the organizer will provide assistance immediately and may suspend or cancel the event to conduct rescue operation.

Contact Us

We are looking for brand cooperation and sponsors, if you’re interested, please send an e-mail to race@hksurfsup.org

Sponsor Detailshttps://hksurfsup.org/sponsorship