Sat, Nov 14|
Hong Kong Sea School
The Dragon Run 2020
Established in 2008, The Hong Kong Dragon Run is a premier World Surfski Series event. The spectacular 24km paddling course from Clearwater Bay Beach to Stanley is a recognised and respected world-class challenge, attracting paddlers from around the world.
Time & Location
Nov 14, 2020, 10:00 AM
Hong Kong Sea School, 13-15, Tung Tau Wan Rd, Stanley, Hong Kong
About the Event
The Hong Kong Dragon Run will feature two races for surf skis and OCs: the “normal” long course race and the out-and-back short course race. In conjunction with these, a short and long course race for SUPs will take on a new focus with more than US$20,000 in cash prizes for the top three men’s and women’s spots.
With the current pandemic, overseas athletes were unfortnately not able to join the race, yet the competition among local athletes has never been more intense and fierce! They started off the 21km race at the Clearwater Bay Marina Club, went around the NinePin Groups, got pass Cape D'Aguilar and finally finished off at Stanley. Not only were they tested for their endurance and mentality, they also faced huge waves that are 2 meters high.
Conditions at this time of the year in Hong Kong are great for paddling. The North East monsoon – the prevailing wind at that time of the year in this part of the world – should provide for some excellent down-wind paddling conditions.
If the prevailing winds blow, the proposed race course should consist of mainly down-wind paddling. If “normal” conditions prevail, we would expect a steady NE wind and waist/chest high swell through the down-wind sections.
Water temperatures will be around 23 degrees Celsius, with air temperature between 18 and 27 degrees.