Surfing in the PR China- Hainan as the new Chinese Hawai
Interersting documentary on Phoenix TV. Surfing in China. Not internet surfing, but real surfing. There are now about 3000 surfers in the PR Chn, of which 1000 do it on a regular basis. You have to divide between former city dwellers and some rich people who droped out of urban city life and the potential future of a conservative,narrowminded boring and stressful life of traditional unhappy family father or mother with kids, Surfig teacher Darci Liu is such an example of a new generation of young Xhinese women who want to flee traditional Chinese family lifw and become a indepenendt self conciousness young woman with a good surf- life balance and no kids while her parents want her back to the city to become a mother and traditonal housewife , but Darci doesn´t want that and is experiencing a free and adventarous life with fun, independence and a healthy sportitive and vegan lifestyle on an island with beach night clubs and the ocean, while the CPC discovers surfing as the new Olympiac discipline and also orgnanizes a national aports cadre from young peasant boys all over the country to become the world leading surf nation in th next decade.Only a few existing surfing teachers and raining facilities which the CP China ants to expand. However, surf teachers are still missing and the whole project is just at the beginning-be it commercially, individually or state-sponsored. The tiny surfing elite already builts its own infrastructure from night clubs, cafes, half pipe parks and attracts tourists and real estate speculation with skyscrapers and tourist hotels like in Hawai. Hainan- a former fisher village like Shenzhen which has grown to a Chinese Hawai.The rich from the urban metropols and pensioners also want to join the surfer´s paradise, even if they are just standing on the beach, taking selfies of themselves or are skyting. The real estate prices alread soared and created big ugly concrete buildungs everywhere, the old community of fishers being more and more excuded. While some make the best out of it by opening shops, the 400 000 fishermen still live on their 30000 houseboats as they cannot achieve an expansive house in the real estate boom. Rich and poor are living in a short distance next to each other.