Continent
Asia
Country
China
Next Big City
Shanghai
Next Town
Hangzhou, Fengxian
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop, Small wave
Hazards:
No information
Quality:
Dirty
Best Tide:
High tide

The water is high in sediment, visibility 10cm, pollution is there but acceptable. Never got really sick despite swallowing a lot. At high tide you have a 5 square km playground with chest deep water, at low tide you have to walk out a 1km or so, but then you find a channel with perfectly flat water. Generally you have quite a swell, some half to one meter waves. No surfing at all, kind of choppy also since the water is not really flat. Little waves with East winds. Since 2008, the local aothorities have put a very long "fish net" (2 meters high) that close the bay. So it is impossible to go to the open water. The spot is then only ridable at high tide when the water covers the area between the "fish net" and the shore breaker. The open accessible area is still large enough to have fun at high tide.

Beach

Type:
Rocks
Size:
Tidal
Hazards:
Concrete
Beach Users:
None

Ugly promenade, enforced with a lot of concrete, kind of scary, some awful boulders protecting the 3m concrete wall, leg breaker we call them. Easy launch and land in low tide, a bit tricky in high tide.

Weather

Spring:
Normal
Summer:
Shorts, Shorty
Fall:
Normal
Winter:
Normal

The water is above 20°C from May to October, reaching 30°C in August. A wetsuit is recommended due to the pollution and the numerous sticks in the water. Off-season is ok.

Wind

Best Months:
June, July, August
Wind Type:
No information
Best Direction:
E
Main Direction:
SE, S, NW

Southerlies are prevailing in summer. Usually best wind in the area, wind machines are there, in summer almost everyday, still Shanghai is a light wind region. In summer Southeast, in winter Northwest. Best is East, then there are little waves, and sideshore. Offshore is dangerous, no one would bother if you drift away, they would watch you drift out of sight and go home.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Follow the outer ring South from Hong Qiao airport, enter the A4 South, follow the signs for Fengpu bridge, cross Fengpu bridge exit number 11 from freeway, then continue South until you hit the Hangzhou Bay, can't miss it.

Extra information

Rules
Fees

2RMB entry fee (equals 0,25 US cent). Still be nice to all the people there and don't offend the other mud plain users. The police could close us out without reasoning. This is China.

Nightlife

No information