Situated between Japan and the Philippines the surf in Taiwan is far less crowded, more consistent and in a much safer environment than other nearby countries.
All Aboard can organise surf packages to the South or East coast or a combined coast trip:
Accommodation (AC, Cable TV, bathroom, free Wifi and fridge)
Bilingual surf guide with 14 years experience in Taiwan
Non-surf activities also included: nightmarkets, hot springs, snorkeling, temples, fresh sashimi at the harbour, aquarium (south coast only)
SOUTH COAST: May to October – Summertime – board shorts/bikinis, no wetsuit needed.
Depending on swell size and direction there are reefs, beach breaks, points and river-mouths. 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. The waves on the south coast are many and varied and there are spots 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.
EAST COAST: November to April – winter time – board shorts/bikinis + 2mm springsuit at most required.
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 to 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. The surf is 25 minutes away from the accommodation in the small coastal town of Taitung which hosts a great variety of restaurants and shops all within easy walking distance of the accommodation.
Things to do
There are many non-surf activities such as nightmarkets, hot springs, snorkeling, temples, fresh sashimi at the harbour, aquarium (south coast only).