2024 Hong Kong Technical SUP Race

Race Introduction

Join us this winter for the 2024 Hong Kong 1st Sup Surfing Technical Championship! This thrilling race will not only test your skills, power, and core strength, but also provide an opportunity to connect with fellow SUP enthusiasts. 

The event will take place at the beautiful Tai Long Sai Wan, known for its stunning waves and ideal conditions for winter surfing and SUP surfing. Brace yourself for an exhilarating experience as you navigate through the waves, maneuver around buoys, and conquer the challenging race course. Whether you’re a seasoned racer or a beginner looking for a new adventure, this event promises to be a memorable and fun-filled experience for all participants. 

Don’t miss out on the excitement and camaraderie of the 2024 Hong Kong Technical SUP Race!

(The competition format will include a repechage round)

Race Details




Tai Long Sai Wan

Race Distance

Approx. 1.4 km 

Race Groups

Men’s Open (No age restriction)

Women’s Open (No age restriction)

Men’s Adult (Aged 35 or above)

Women’s Adult (Aged 35 or above)


Race Format

Race Venue

Tai Long Sai Wan


Take village bus NR29 at Sai Kung downtown (Chan Man Street) to arrive at Sai Wan Pavilion / Village, then walk to Waves Cafe on foot.

Fees & Rental

Registration Fee

$ 600 / Head 

Equipment Rental

Free of charge


Participants must use the provided paddleboard for the competition 
(Paddle and ankle leash can be brought by participants themselves)

Please bring your own Wet Suit if needed

Jersey Size

2024 香港直立板技巧賽

Race Schedule

Race Route


Medals will be awarded to the champion, 1st runner up, and 2nd runner up.

Additionally, all participants will receive a finisher medal.

Race Registration

Registration Deadline


includes: Participant’s uniform, lunch, equipment, medals / finisher medals


Payment Method

1. Online Credit Card
 (Visa / Master / AE / Union)


2. Bank transfer
Bank of China 012-818-1-022092-5

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

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. 

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. 

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

Health and Safety Advices

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

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


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

Participant Notices

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.

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.

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.

All prizes are not redeemable for cash.

Rules and Regulations

1. All participants must register for their race entry at the registry 30 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. Racers must use the stand-up paddle board provided by the organizer to compete (Racers can bring their own paddle and leash).

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 beach 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. The time limit for the race is 18 minutes. Racers who fail to complete the race within the time limit will be regarded as “DNF”.

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

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

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

14.  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.

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

16. 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.

17. 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