Always the adventurer, Casper Steinfath can never turn down the opportunity to do something extreme(ly different). Last weekend, he touched down in the Shenzhen region of China to celebrate the opening of the Mahalo Beach Club and explore the paddling scene there.
What he found was a thriving community. Not only is paddling a popular outdoor activity in China, but – as he puts it- the energy there is amazing. The experience immediately became legendary.
The Viking on Tour in China
“We will be seeing China as one of the leading stand up paddle nations in the future” – Casper Steinfath
This was my first time to mainland China and, to be honest, I was not expecting to walk into one of the biggest and most stoked paddle communities I have ever seen!
The amount of people on the water for the opening of the Mahalo Beach Club totally blew my mind. I had such a great time exploring new exotic waters and making new friends.
A whole new perspective on Chinese water torture
I have a feeling we will be seeing China as one of the leading stand up paddle nations in the future. Their passion for the sport is through the roof and the energy levels of the Chinese people are unlike anything I have witnessed before.
Once the Chinese region starts focusing on building athletes, then we better watch out! I’m super excited to go back and see how the paddling virus will keep spreading in China 🙂