180km SUP Paddling Across HK in 5 Days! Fund Raising for HK Medical Staff
Hong Kong Surf & SUP Association will host a fundraising event, aiming to convey a positive voice and message to Hong Kong people under the plight of the spread of COVID-19. The Chairman of the Association, Mr. Bryan Ng, will lead three SUP Elite athletes Alan Ng, Tyler Tai and Edmund Lai to SUP 180km across Hong Kong in 5 days. The purpose of this event is to raise funds for Hong Kong’s medical services, thanking them for their selflessness and for maintaining the position for Hong Kong people in difficult times.
Chairman of HKSURFSUPA: I hope to bring positive energy to Hong Kong people!
Chairman Bryan Ng believes that the ocean has healing power and can always make people calm and relax. In addition to helping to fundraise for medical staff, he also hopes to use the Stand-up Paddle Sport (SUP) to encourage Hong Kong people to “Stand Up” to fight against the epidemic. “No matter how difficult life is, You have to work hard to stand up regardless of whether you are in the current or against the current.
They are going to choose the week that is not too windy to paddle according to the weather forecast. HKSURFSUPA will tentatively conduct fundraising activities in the third or fourth week of May, during which there will be support from the logistics team.
An average of 36km paddle per day, a double distance of an Elite race
180 kilometres, from Tuen Mun, the westernmost point of Hong Kong, to Crooked Island, the northernmost point. It is a big challenge for them, as they normally paddled 18km during a long-distance race. In this event, they need to paddle 36km per day and 5 days in a row. It is estimated 5 to 6 hours of paddling every day in the open water. From Tuen Mun to Tong Fuk on the first day, from Tong Fuk to Chung Hom Kok on the second day, from Chung Hom Kok to Kau Sai on the third day, and from Kau Sai to Crooked Island on the fourth day, On the 5th day, from Crooked Island to Hoi Ha. It is a big challenge for them to face uncertain factors such as strong currents, headwinds and crosswinds.
Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.
HK Surf & Standup Paddle Association aims to be recognized, as a leading National Sports Association through its commitment to the development of Surf & SUP and related water sports activities for the people of Hong Kong:
Encourage widespread participation in Surf & SUP and water sports activities; Nurture a successful squad of elite athletes; Spot and foster the potential of younger athletes; Develop proficiency in coaching, race direction and associated technical aspects of Surf & SUP ; Promote public awareness of Surf & SUP and related water sports activities; Secure a sound future, for the continued development of Surf & SUP in Hong Kong.