FAQ For Winter Surfkids Camp 2023

Q1. Can my kid join the surf camp if they don’t know how to swim?

A1. HKSL recommended participants can swim 25m with floatation device (ie. Swimming aid).
As surfing is conducted in shallow water, where the kids can touch the ground when they are in the water. Also, they are attached to the surfboard at all time as a floatation device. But we require kids to be confident in the water to join the camp, not afraid of being in the water.

Q2. If my kid has learnt surfing before, can he/she join?

A2. Yes. HKSL instructors will give out comment individually in the water and adjust lesson plan according to kids’ ability and progress. We will divide group according to the participants’ age group and surf experiences.

Q3. If my kid has never learnt surfing before, can he/she join?

A3. Yes. The instructor will teach from the basic.

Q4. If my kid join the camp for 2nd or more time, would the camp content be difference?

A4. It depends on the wave condition. HKSL instructors will decide the camp activities. For the surfing part, the instructor will teach the kids new surf skills / help improve according to individual kid’s ability and progress. Therefore, you don’t have to worry the participant will learn the same basic surf skills every time.

More advanced skills include wave reading, paddling technique, catch waves on their own, catch outside wave, self- launch, catch unbroken wave outside, trimming front & back side, etc.

Also, wave condition is different every time. Kids will never get the same waves.

Q5. Do I get the photos of my kids during the camp?

A5. If the wave condition allows, HKSL instructor will take photos during the surf sessions. We will send the pictures to the parents via google link for free after the camp.

Q6. What is the food arrangement?

A6. HKSL provides lunch, juice, water refill during the camp.

Q7. What is the daily schedule of winter camp?

A7. There will be half day wet activities and half day dry activities each day.

Dry activities include Screen-printing workshop; tie-dye workshop; fire-making sessions; S’more; beach & team-building games. Wet activities include surfing/ body-boarding and improving skills.

Brief Schedule:
1000-1015 Get Change & Camp Rule; Swimming & Body Surf Session in the Ocean; Ocean Knowledge
1015-1130 Dry Activities
1130-1200 Surfing Land drill
1200-1300 Lunch & Free time; Rehydration & Sunscreen Time
1300-1445 Beach Games & Surfing Session
1445-1530 Tidy Up & Get Change

Q8. What should my kids bring for the camp?

A8.Sunscreen, Swimming suit, Wet clothes (wetsuit & Short), Towel,Water bottle, Flip flop,Hat, Closed toed Water shoes/ Old trainner , Dry bag for wet stuff, Mosquito Repellent, Dry Clothes, extra mask & mask bags, 3mm neoprene full length wetsuit (No rental onsite)

Q9. Do you arrange pick up and drop off at Central?

A9. Yes! We have pick up and drop off at Central. We DO NOT accommodate any lateness. If the participants are late, they will need to meet up at Cheung Sha Beach on their own. Participants will need to have 200 HKD in their octopus (for 3 days transport).

Option A: Meet at Central Pier 6
Pick up Time: 8:10-8:25
Taking 8:30am Slow ferry to Mui Wo
Drop off Time: 16:45-17:00
Taking 16:10 ferry back from Mui Wo to Central

*Kids will take ferry and Lantau Bus No.1 with HKSL instructor.

Option B: Meet at Lower Cheung Sha, Lantau Grocer
Meeting Time: 10:00
Dismiss Time: 15:30

Q10. Where can the parent/ guardian wait during the camp if we go to Cheung Sha Beach?

A10. Parent/guardian can chill at Lantau Grocer. There are also coffee shop/ restaurants just next to Lantau Grocer.

Q11. Can the parents/ guardian join the surf camp?

A11. The surf camp is for kids only. Parents/guardian can observe from a distance that is not interrupting the camp.

Q12. Can I also get a surf lesson while my kids are doing surf camp?

A12. Yes. Please check with our instructor for the availability in advanced.

Q13. How to get to Lantau Grocer, the meeting point at No.38 Lower Cheung Sha Beach?


(1) From Tung Chung MTR: Take Bus11/23/A35 (30mins) or taxi (20mins) to Lower Cheung Sha Beach (Cheung Sha Ha Tsuen) 下長沙沙灘 (長沙下村)
(2) From Central/ Muiwo: Take ferry from Central pier 6 to Mui Wo, then Bus no.1 (15mins) to Lower Cheung Sha Beach (Cheung Sha Ha Tsuen) 下長沙沙灘 (長沙下村) or taxi
Meeting Point at Lantau Grocer: https://goo.gl/maps/6hfRMuewAd3Vwonn7

(3) Self-driving: If you do not have the Lantau Closed Road Permit, you can park your car in Tung Chung (ie. Citygate) then transfer to a taxi or bus.

Q14. Are there any hotel/hostel nearby?
A14. Yes. There are hotel/hostel at Tong Fuk/ Muiwo/ Tung Chung area.

Tong Fuk: 5 mins taxi ride
Mui Wo: 15 mins taxi ride
Tung Chung: 20 mins taxi ride

Q15. What is the instructor qualification?
A15. Head coaches are ISA (international Surfing Association) qualified Surfing, Flat water SUP, SUP Surf Instructors. We have received ILS aquatic rescue and lifeguard training and qualification in Hainan Island, Taiwan, and New Zealand. We also hold Hong Kong St. John’s First Aid Certificate. We have been teaching Surfing, SUP for more than 9 years.

We also have more than ten years of outdoor education and outdoor guiding experience. The clients include locals, tourists, international and local schools, and corporate groups. Activities include kayaking, hiking, surfing, Stand-up paddle boarding, rock climbing, camping, horse riding, etc.

We have travelled to different countries for surfing. Most importantly, we are familiar with various surfing spots in Hong Kong. Also, We have well-trained and experienced staff to work with the surf camp.

Q16. If I want to tailor-made a surf camp for my kids, is it possible?

A16.Yes. If you have group of 8 kids or above, you can discuss with us for the available day.

Q17. Is there any shower?

A17. There is fresh water rinsing at Lantau Grocer and LCSD shower facility.

Q18. What is the coach to student ratio?

A18. The ratio depends on the wave condition. No more than 1 instructor to 8kids in water ratio.

Q19. What is the arrangement if there is no wave?

A19. We will have alternative activities such as beach games, surf related water games, Tie Dye, screen-printing workshop etc.

Q20. What is the arrangement when the bad weather happened when the camp started?

A20. It depends on the weather condition. We will keep close contact to parents/ guardian and keep you updated via whatsapp. See the bad weather arrangement below.

Q21. If the parents/guardian agree, can my kids keep the board and surfing after the finishing time of the camp?

A21. You will need to rent the board with the rate 50hkd/1hr or 100hkd/3hrs from us. Parents/ guardian will have to supervise your own kids during board rental.

Q22. Should my kids have carried money during the camp?

A22. Parents need to make sure your kid carry a octopus which has enough money for their transportation. There is no need to carry money during the camp.

Q23. What is the price?

A23. 3300 hkd/kid.

If you register for two kids or more, you can get discounted price 3000hkd/kid.
(Include instructors, equipment, pick up & drop off, Lunch, Photos, Artcraft material; not include insurance)

Q24. What is the payment method?

A24. HKSL accepts Payme, bank transfer, FPS, Wechatpay Hong Kong, credit card payment ( with 5% extra charge).

Q25. When is the latest day for application?

A25. Application deadline is 7 days before the camp starts. Check with HKSL if you have passed the application deadline.

Q26. Can I only join one or two days of the camp?

A26. Yes, but the price is same as joining all 3days.

Q27. What is the bad weather policy?


Day camp will be rescheduled or suspended if a Typhoon Signal No 3 or above is raised, a Black warning is in force 2 hour before the camp start time.
A re-scheduling can be made free of charge and can be made once only. The new scheduled date shall be made within 30 days of the original scheduled date. The booking will be treated as cancellation for any failure to re-schedule the booking.

If the kids cannot accommodate the rescheduling, a surf lesson voucher will be the alternative.

Thunderstorm Warning Arrangement
The camp will keep going if the Thunderstorm Warning is issued, but the water activities will not take place if there are any thunderstorms in activity location. Lightning radar will always be checked to ensure the water activities will be taken place safely in the water.
Bad Surf Condition Arrangement
Surf activities will be suspended or stopped until the surf condition is suitable and safe for the participants.

Raining Condition
It won’t affect the water activities.

+ Hong Kong Surfing Lesson and its instructors reserve all the right of final decision.
No refund shall be made under bad weather policy.

Q28. What is the cancelation arrangement?

Camp Confirmation
Camp spot will only be confirmed when full payment is made.

For any cancellation after booking has been confirmed, a 10% of total payment will be charged.
For cancellation made within 7days prior to the scheduled day, a 50% of total payment will be charged.
For cancellation made within 72hours prior to the scheduled time, a 100% of total payment will be charged.

No Show
For no show on the camp day, full price (1000hkd/pax or 1100hkd/pax) per day will be charged.

Changing of rescheduled day
For any rescheduling after booking has been confirmed, a 10% of total payment will be charged.
For change made within 7days prior to the scheduled time, a 50% of total payment will be charged.
For change made within 72hours prior to the scheduled time, a 100% of total payment will be charged.

Lateness Policy
The unnoticed lateness will be considered as no show and no show policy applied.

Sick Leave
* Parents can reschedule the kid camp day if there is a proof of medical certificate of the kid on scheduled camp days.
Parents need to show the Proof to HKSL staff before the camp starts/at camp day; as well as contact HKSL staff before camp starts. Otherwise, it considers as no show and no show policy applied.
HKSL will charge 100hkd/day for the rescheduling admin fee.

+No refund will be made under sick leave policy.
The remaining camp fee will be used as credit for next surf lesson/ surf camp booking, valid for 2months.

Q29. What is the covid arrangement?
A29. HKSL will charge 100hkd/day for the rescheduling admin fee with doctor verification or related document.
HKSL will not be responsible for any covid-related issue such as confirmed cases during and after the camp date.

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