Donghe consistently picks up more swell than anywhere around East coast, start from Oct until Mar, generated by the NE Monsoon, the most consistent exciting walling wave rolling in which offers both rights and lefts at the same time . Usually if you get there at first light, it's perfect offshore clean wave, so the best time surfing Donghe is dawn and dusk, because the strong NE wind will pick up around 9AM till 3PM, but if you are lucky with the wind, you can surf all day long.
ChengGong is one of the best waves in Taiwan, and we are talking about Epic left-handed barrelling 100 meter wave riding. One good thing about this spot is during winter time the Strong NE wind picks up and destroy all the waves in the East Coast, this is the only place can turn the NE into offshore.
Jinzun is just a little bit south of Donghe where the biggest surfing competition(WSL Qualifying Series) in Taiwan will hold. It runs at the end of November every year.
Yiwan is such a fun left which will keep building the wall while you riding it all the way in. Normally when the NE winds or SE swell destroyed all the waves in Taitung, this place is your last chance. For get in you should stick with the rivermouth to avoid the rapid current inside.
Bashien Dong is a classic power barrel grinding machine, one of the best lefts in Taiwan, it needs big NE swell to great the perfect walling line up. The crazy shorebreak slamming in even when it's small day, in big days, you'll need to catch the breath of sets and quickly paddle out, sometimes combined with the rapid current inside which is just make it impossible to get to the peak. This place is not for beginners.
Duli is a beautiful beach break which is perfect for longboarding & beginners during summer time.
We located right in the middle of East Taiwan's 7 main surf breaks, access to each surf spot within 30 mins driving distance.
Surfing Season (Oct - Apr)
Surfing Season in East Taiwan is during Oct ~ Apr, the wave is so consistent that you can basically surf 2 sessions everyday with 6~9ft quality waves. There are rivermouth, beach break, reef break, point break, A frame that suits every level of surfing.
Typhoon Season (May - Sep)
During May ~ Sep is the small season mostly for beginners and longboarders, but whenever the Typhoon coming from the Pacific, there are plenty of 9~12ft Epic barrelling waves to catch if you are in the right place at the right time.
From April until November, the water can reach up to 30C so you will be fine with board shorts. Just make sure you bring enough sunblock and wax. During the Winter season, the water stays above 20C but you might need a 2/2 or 3/2 wetsuit to protect yourself from cold air as the air temperature dips to 15C.
Going to Surf
It is about 70 km along the coast with 7 Main Breaks (and some secret spots), so you will need wheels for sure to get you from surf to surf. There are many surf spot which is not easy accessible and a bit tricky to get in/out, and also sometimes you can spend so many time finding the best wave of the day when the condition is unpredictable, not to mention about the hidden speed camera all along the main road of East Coast. Join our daily surf tour will be your best solution.
To Get Here
1. By Flight:
Take MRT(1.5 hr) or taxi(0.5 hr) or Bus(1 hr) from TPE airport to TSA(Songshan airport), and then take 1 hour Domestic flight from Taipei Sungshan Airport (TSA) to Taitung Airport (TTT), costs about $ 50 USD.
*Both airline won't charge extra fee for surfboards(need to show them the E-ticket you fly into Taiwan).
*Surfboard bags length limit is 1.9m.
Tip: choose the Promotion ticket can save about 30%.
2. By Train:
Take MRT(40 min) or taxi(30 min) from TPE to Taipei main station, the fastest train from Taipei to Taitung takes about 3.5 hours, costs about $ 26 USD.
Important Note: To carry a surfboard/bag on the train or metro system is not allowed(depends on who you meet at the gate), there is a chance you can't get on the train.
Once you arrive Taitung Airport / Train Station, we will pick you up there (to our surf camp is about 1 hour driving distance)