Saturday 18th January 2020, saw kiteboard enthusiasts gather on Lantau Island at Long Coast Seasports on Cheung Sha beach, for the inaugural event of Kitesurf for a Cleaner Ocean.
Kitesurf for a Cleaner Ocean has been set up with the aim to help raise funds to support ocean recovery projects and innovations. To do this, Kitesurf for a Cleaner Ocean has partnered with the Hong Kong and California based charity, Ocean Recovery Alliance that has been battling the ocean plastics problem for the past 10 years.
"風箏衝浪保育海洋為” 旨在幫助籌集資金支持 Ocean Recovery Alliance 項目和創新科技。 為此，Ocean Recovery Alliance 致力於清潔海洋，是一個香港和加利福尼亞的慈善機構，該聯盟在過去十年中一直在與海洋塑料問題作鬥爭。
Hillian, having successfully made her own personal challenge in March 2019, to kite from Hong Kong to Macau, raising local awareness of the ocean plastic issue and launching Kitesurf for a Cleaner Ocean. Saturday’s event saw the next step in the mission take place, as a core of local kiteboarders and volunteers gathered at Cheung Sha beach to mark the first fundraising event. It is hoped that this will be the first of many such events and the foundation of Kitesurf for a Cleaner Ocean as a future international movement.
Unfortunately, in the end, the forecast wind did not put in its promised appearance. However, spirits were not dampened as ‘Plan B’ was put into operation and the kiters