Water Sports Centres
Facilities & Services of Water Sports Centres
To provide more opportunities for citizens to enjoy water sports activities and training programmes, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) has established five water sports centres in the New Territories and Hong Kong Island.
In the New Territories:
- The Jockey Club Wong Shek Water Sports Centre
- Chong Hing Water Sports Centre
- Tai Mei Tuk Water Sports Centre
On Hong Kong Island:
- Stanley Main Beach Water Sports Centre
- St. Stephen’s Beach Water Sports Centre
Located in different parts of Hong Kong, these centres offer magnificent natural landscape and different sea conditions with the changing direction of wind in summer and autumn. They are ideal places for all novices and well-skilled players to hone their skills and enjoy different kinds of water sports.
Types of Water Sports & Training Courses
Water sports lovers can hire varying types of recreation crafts, including colour boats, sampans, pedal-driven boats, single / double / recreational kayaks, sailing dinghies and windsurfing boards.
Three types of training courses are provided in each Water Sports Centre. They include kayaking / canoeing, dinghy sailing and windsurfing. “Junior Water Sports Training Scheme” is organised for youngsters aged 8 to 13 to enjoy healthy water sports activities, and for water sports lovers who wish to take a challenge, different races will be held during the year in different centres.
If you wish to book the facilities or sign up for the training programmes, please refer to the webpage below:
Health & Safety in Water
Water Sports Centre Safety Guidelines
LCSD compiled a set of safety guidelines for water sports players to enhance the awareness of safety. It includes a list of safety rules, potential hazards in water and suggested measures.
Beach Water Quality
In order to ensure that citizens can enjoy swimming safely at beaches in Hong Kong waters, the Environmental Protection Department has set a Water Quality Objective (WQO) for bathing beaches under the Water Pollution Control Ordinance. Samples have to be taken at least three times a month at intervals of between three and 14 days from all beaches during the bathing seasons from March to October.
Weather Information for Water Sports
Hong Kong Observatory has developed a portal to provide weather information for water sports activities. It includes wind forecasts for a number of hot spots for water sports activities, tidal information, visibility readings, lightning location information, sea surface temperature, etc. In particular, users engaging in water sports may also refer to the MyObservatory mobile app for the latest weather updates.