The 4th Annual Billabong Surfing Hainan Open took place this weekend. I was hoping to go check it out, as we don’t have many surf competitions in Canada — particularly in the interior provinces, unfortunately I seem to have gotten the dates mixed up and thought it was next weekend. Bah.
Anyway, check out this video to see what day one (yesterday) was like:
The competition is taking place in Riyuewan (Sun Moon Bay) on the eastern coast of the island, not too far from Sanya. And if you’re ever visiting Hainan, definitely check out the event’s organizer, Surfing Hainan, they offer very reasonably priced lessons, rentals and day trips.
See also: Hainan Riyuewan: The best surf beach in China