Body Surfing In The Clean Half

Body Surfing In The Clean Half

Doug Woodring is preparing for the Clean Half Extreme Marathon Swim in Hong Kong for Saturday’s race.

45 boats, 8 paddlers, and 55 teams will take part in what is expected to offer good headwinds and ocean swells on part of the 15km course.

For watermen and waterwomen, The Wall presents a great opportunity to either separate themselves from the field or catch up while taking some risks swimming against the sheer rock cliff.

It is a real rough water swim where ocean knowledge is critical.

The race could be interesting. We have a 500m wall where we swim along which allows for downwind body surfing for those who are good at it. Maybe the only marathon swim with a body surfing segment,” explained Woodring.

For both risk-taking aquatic athletes and ocean swimmers the Clean Half in Hong Kong is a really cool rough water swim where the conditions can test all the different skill sets of open water swimmers.

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