The far East is clearly in line with the rising worldwide popularity of the surfski, as well over 100 ski paddlers are currently registered for the Hong Kong Dragon run set to take place Saturday, November 12th.
The 24 km long course is set as the money race. With $4,500 purse for the top male and female athletes.
This year's event has all the makings of a true world-class smackdown, as top paddlers: Sean and Kenny Rice, Dawid Mocke, Jasper Mocke, Cory Hill, Patrick Dolan, Sam Mayhew, Mackenzie Hynard, Austin Kiefer and Barry Lewin have all signed on to have a go.
Not to be outdone by the men, the women have brought out the big guns as well, with Jenna Ward, Teneale Hatton, Nicole Russell, Rachel Clarke, Angie Mouden and Hayley Nixon all ready to leave all out there to be the first to arrive att the finish.
The HKDR has shown increasing participation among elite paddlers and is increasing its' stock as a go-to event for many. With the addition of a solid purse and unique location, the race is poised to continue it's upward trajectory in the coming years.
Check back soon for race results.