It's a miserable day in Shek O, where even curious village dogs curl into balls for warmth and diehard locals shun the frigid beach. But not Joe Keogh. Relishing the chance to surf before pulling on his school clothes, he sprints to the water's edge and launches himself.Sunday, 9 December, 2012, 3:03am
By the time most people reach the age of 36, they've settled into a traditional life - marriage, at least one child, a nine-to-five job and perhaps a 30-year mortgage. But that's not the life Chen Ping wants at that age. At least not just yet. For now, she's happy catching waves as a surfer and hostel owner.18 Nov 2012 - 4:44am
If you are an experienced surfer you owe it to yourself to surf the Maldives. Many tend to look upon these exotic atolls as either a diving or honeymoon destination, yet take a glance at the seaward side of the atolls and you'll see incredibly consistent Indian Ocean swells thumping into the coral reefs that fringe them, creating some of the loveliest waves in the world.7 Sep 2012 - 5:22pm
Malé International Airport is the point of entry. There are connecting flights through Colombo in Sri Lanka. Flights from Hong Kong to Malé cost from HK$5,449 with Qatar Airlines.27 Sep 2012 - 10:17am
Well, I'll be doggone ... this year's hot summer did not deter surfers and their dogs in America from taking to the waves to see who could be top dog. The seventh annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition was held on Imperial Beach, in San Diego, California, last month.9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
That hackneyed old phrase 'Europe's answer to Hawaii' has been used for decades to describe one big wave spot after another, but of all of them, the island of Madeira has one of the strongest claims to the title.2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS My dad, mum and I live in Phuket, down in the south at a place called Chalong. I started surfing at Nai Harn Beach, which is a good place for learners. I'd been cable-skiing and wakeboarding, and was ready to try a new challenge. I was about seven or eight, and my dad bought me a big soft board, and was pushing me along on the waves.27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
If there's anyone who gets upbeat when the weather is forecast to turn really foul, it's Lam Nguyen.
As rain battered the city two weekends ago, the Vietnamese-born Swiss national surfed the swells at Tai Long Wan. 'Lucky to be alive, free and in these beautiful surroundings,' he wrote on his Facebook wall. 'Generous skies, clear water and a slow sunset.'27 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
World series champion Dawid Mocke (right) paddles to reclaim the Dragon Run title yesterday. It was the third time he won the 24-kilometre open sea race, after losing it last year. The South African won the fourth annual race from Clearwater Bay via the Ninepins to Stanley main beach in one hour, 33 minutes and 30 seconds.28 Nov 2010 - 12:00am
Wave pioneer Ross Clarke-Jones stars in Discovery Channel's Storm Surfers: New Zealand. In the one-hour show, he works with fellow Australians meteorologist Ben Matson and veteran surfer Tom Carroll to track down the biggest waves in the world. After a successful first instalment in Tasmania, Clarke-Jones' quest to conquer un-surfed regions leads him to New Zealand.29 Aug 2010 - 12:00am
If you're looking to stay cool this summer, then why not learn to surf - surely the 'coolest sport' there is.
Hong Kong's beaches offer some great spots for beginners of any age to get started, with beaches on South Lantau, Sai Kung and south of Hong Kong Island offering year-round waves, and a variety of surf schools and instructors.10 Jul 2010 - 12:00am