Nick is considered as one of the top experienced paddlers in Hong Kong and a highly competitive athlete. He is a member of the prestigious Victoria Recreation Club located in Deep Water Bay and currently serves as the Head Coach for the Hong Kong Outrigger Canoe Club. Nick has competed in various renowned outrigger canoe races across the globe, including Hawaii, Tahiti, California, and Australia. Nick's exceptional skills and leadership qualities have helped the Hong Kong crews perform admirably in the last two IVF World Distance Championships. Nick started his waterman career rowing at university and represented Durham University at the prestigious Henley Royal regattas. Despite his focus on paddling, Nick also spends a significant amount of time off water in the mountains for trail running and competing in indoor rowing erg championships.
How did you find your passion for the Ocean?
I've always been a waterman and grew up messing around on sailing boats and windsurfers. As soon as MARGEN co-founder Franck introduced me to outrigger in 2015 I was hooked. I’ve been paddling non-stop ever since. There's no better feeling than being out on the ocean chasing surf with my teammates in Hong Kong's amazing scenery.
What does your ideal day look like?
Hong Kong has a competitive race scene and race days are always a highlight for me. A long downwind race with my mates (and ideally a win!) followed by BBQ and beers back at the club can't be beaten.
What do you do when you are not on the water?
I like running up mountains and eating oversized portions of delicious Asian food.