There's Surf In Taiwan? Yep, you can bet your last block of wax (tropical of course) on it. River mouths, points and beaches; a warm climate, boardshort water and unique culture are waiting for you to explore. A surfing adventure in Taiwan is guaranteed to offer a completely unique experience from anywhere you've been before. The crew at SurfTaiwan.com know the place like the back of their salt encrusted hands and have hosted many trips; families and pro surfers alike. We're the most experienced Surf Tour operators in the country (4 years) and our guides have each been surfing and exploring in Taiwan for 17+ years. All of our crew live within 5 minutes of the water (what we do is not a part-time job, we are dedicated to surf and customer service - feel free to check our testimonials http://www.surftaiwan.com/testimonials/ ) and are in the water virtually every day. We know our environments better than anyone . . . and are stoked to share it with you :)
There's surf in Taiwan? - www.SurfTaiwan.com - Camp and Guided Tours
Yep, you can bet your last block of wax (tropical of course) on it. River mouths, points and beaches; a warm climate, boardshort water and unique culture are waiting for you to explore. A surfing adventure in Taiwan is guaranteed to offer a completely unique experience from anywhere you've been before.
The crew at Surf Taiwan know the place like the back of their salt encrusted hands and have hosted many trips; families and pro surfers alike.
As the south of the island is a peninsular, surf can be found on either side. Plus if it's onshore on one side, it's offshore on the other.?Surfbreaks are either cobblestone rivermouths, sandy beach breaks as well as the odd rock/reef break. Situated between Japan and the Philippines the surf in Taiwan is far less crowded than the former and more consistent and in a much safer environment than the latter. The waves on the south coast are many and varied and there are spots are suitable for all levels of surfers - from beginners to pro's and families.
Summertime brings typhoons, and with it plenty of waves. But even without the bonus of typhoon swell the surf is consistent - just check the vast unobstructed fetch of the Pacific Ocean to Taiwan's East. If a typhoon does get too close authorities will call a land and sea warning, restricting boat and water activities. Even when a warning is called our guides know some out-of-the-way spots where you're still likely to get wet - plus a weather pattern from a typhoon rarely affects the country for more than 48 hours as they tend to move quickly.
Much of Taiwan's southern peninsula - a crescent-shaped coastline of white sandy beaches, coral gardens and lush topical uplands - falls within the boundaries of a protected national park. Dense forests cover hills and valleys. Monkeys, water buffaloes and dozens of species of butterflies call this area home.
Other than surfing there are many options to keep all amused - night-markets, temples, the National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium (housing a whale shark, beluga whales, penguins and host of aquatic ife), go-karts, diving, snorkeling, and hanging out on a tropical beach. Basically the south of the country is a world away from the frantic pace of Taipei in the north.
The sparsely populated East Coast of Taiwan offers a host of rivermouths, beachbreaks and pointbreaks. Storms forming near Japan move through the North Pacific and deliver swell to Hawaii in their peak winter season. Taiwan's East Coast, sitting within this wide swell window receives an abundance of groundswell. In addition this, there is enough fetch from storms in the North Pacific for plenty of good windswell that's groomed and delivered in clean, stacked lines. The waves on Taiwan's East Coast are suitable for all levels of surfers - from beginners to pro's and families.
Locked between Taiwan's central mountain range and the Pacific ocean, the island's rugged and largely unspoiled east coast presents the island's most beautiful river and coastal scenery. Steep, towering cliffs drop into the sea and rivers cut deep and spectacular chasms into the mountains. A stones throw inland you can find rustic hamlets on rolling hills, tea plantations, hot springs and sweeping valley views down to the rice paddies.