Taiwan Surf Tours

From US$1,329

for 6 nights

IDEAL FOR

Group - Land Based
Longboarders
Bodyboarders
All Girls Surf Trips

Uncrowded Waves
Kneeboarders
Intermediate Waves

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Intermediate

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

US$222 - US$228 per night

Season

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

REVIEW RATING (5)

Summary
Experience surfing in Taiwan, a country with year-round swell, scenic routes, beautiful beaches and old temples. Let a very experienced, bilingual guides take you to the best spots in any given conditions and get to know the ancient culture of this modern, thriving island. Surf time is at your discretion - whichever times and as many times as you'd like per day. They know all the spots: What works where on which tide, wind, swell size and direction. Taiwan offers breaks for all levels of surfers – beginners to pros; beachbreaks, rivermouths, points & the odd rock/reef setup. Taiwan hosts ‘every man's’ waves – something for everyone  - except for those who enjoy 12-15ft slabs.
Quick Facts
    • Guaranteed un-crowded waves
    • Max 9 surfers per trip
    • 2 seasons (all year surfing)
    • Great Value for money
    • Professional photography
    • Awesome other activities

Situated between the Philippines and Japan, the mountainous island of Taiwan teems with people in thriving, modern cities, but at the same time offers picture-perfect breathtaking vistas behind the scenes. Jet into the capital, Taipei or the port city of Kaohsiung and the island below greets you with majestic peaks, rolling hills and plains, basins and inlets, tropical beaches and green forests.

High-rise buildings and ancient temples play backdrop to numerous traditional folk festivals and ceremonies. Old and new live in harmony in Taiwan.

The south and east coasts have a laid back, countryside atmosphere of old. Rice paddies, fish farms, temples and small towns dot the landscapes.

In the country’s six national parks there are thousands of species of wildlife, 20 percent of which are rare or endangered. With its volcanic origins, tropical climate and Polynesian flavour Taiwan has often deservedly been dubbed the ‘Hawaii of Asia’. In 1544, a Portuguese ship sighted the main island of Taiwan and dubbed it ‘Ilha Formosa’, which means ‘Beautiful Island.’ Just look at the photos, you’ll see why.

Accommodation

Accommodation on each coast have modern rooms – featuring AC, fridge, free wifi, cable TV, private bathroom.

South Coast – May through October

Ocean Room – 2 People Room

  • Facing Ocean, 150 meters from the beach
  • 1 double bed – Private bathroom
  • Free wifi – Cable TV – AC – Fridge
  • Rollaway (extra single bed) Available

Back Room – 2/4 People Room

  • 150 meters from the beach
  • 2 double beds – Private bathroom.
  • Free wifi – Cable TV – AC – Fridge

 

East Coast – November through April

Double Room

  • Double Bed – Private Bathroom
  • Free wifi – Cable TV – AC – Fridge
  • Free pushbikes for use

Family Room

  • 2 Double Beds – Private Bathroom
  • Free wifi – Cable TV – AC – Fridge
  • Free pushbikes for use

Group Room

  • 6 Single Beds – Private Bathroom
  • Free wifi – Cable TV – AC – Fridge
  • Free pushbikes for use
Surf & Other Activities

Surf time is at your discretion - whichever times and as many times as you'd like per day. They know all the spots: What works where on which tide, wind, swell size and direction.

Taiwan offers breaks for all levels of surfers – beginners to pros; beachbreaks, rivermouths, points & the odd rock/reef setup. Basically, if you’re chasing death-defying slabs breaking on razor sharp reef, Taiwan isn’t for you. Taiwan hosts ‘everyman’ waves – something for everyone  - except for those who enjoy 15ft slabs.

 

Non-Surf Activities

There are plenty of non-surf options available; From Temples to restaurants (local and western), scenic tours, tea plantations, night-markets, national park, hot springs (many to choose from – small entrance fee), non-surf beaches, Aboriginal display villages, art gallery, museum and more. In addition, there are mellow bike trails all around the town (East Coast) suitable for families – free bikes provided.

All drives and routes are very scenic.

Duration
Room type
Type
Price
Basis
Travel dates
Availability
6 nights South Coast - Ocean Room (Based on 2pax) Room US$1,365 Per person 01 Jan-31 Dec
6 nights East Coast - Double Room (Based on 2pax) Double room US$1,365 Per person 01 Jan-31 Dec
6 nights East Coast - Family Room (Based on 2pax) Family room US$1,329 Per person 01 Jan-31 Dec
  • Prices above are per person prices, and are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations until paid in full.
  • These are example packages. Package durations and inclusions can be adjusted to cater for your individual requirements. Please contact us for a tailored package to meet your needs.
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Inclusions

  • airport transfers to and from Kaohsiung Airport.
  • accommodation of your choice.
  • daily breakfast
  • all trips to surf breaks (and non surf activities).

Taiwan Surf Tours don't mix different groups in one vehicle. If a couple, group or family books, they have a dedicated vehicle and driver for the whole stay.

They customize the trip to your schedule. You can surf at whatever times and as many times as you like. Same applies for cultural and sightseeing trips.

Disclaimer - This surf trip is an independent surf operator and is not part of or in partnership with The Perfect Wave Travel Co. The Perfect Wave acts as an agent only. We sell various travel related products on behalf of numerous transport, accommodation and other service providers, such as airlines, land based accommodation and boat charter operators. The Perfect Waves obligation is to make travel bookings on your behalf and to arrange relevant contracts between you and travel service providers. The Perfect Wave has no responsibility for these services nor do we make or give any warranty of representation regarding their standards. All bookings are made subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by these service providers.

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Testimonials

Nick (January 2017)
The trip was fantastic thanks. All the people at Surf Taiwan were great and accommodation was all good. Thanks for the recommendation for Hong Kong also, was a great spot to stay.

Daryl (November 2016)
just some feedback on Tiawan. Had a great trip, with the guys from surf tiawan made it even better.From 6am pickup from hotel was greeted with a coffee every morning before a surf.
The two guides Anan and Roy are very special nothing was a problem, from finding waves to odering great food etc they were great. Waves were good, surfed everyday and an added feature was a great culture experience. Great place for girls looking for a safe place to surf as there is a growing girl surf population over there. I can see a future surf industry ready to boom.
thanks  
Daryl

Ken (February 2013)

When I found out that I would have a few extra days at the end of a business trip to Asia, I started thinking about hopping on a short flight to Bali (before coming back to the US). However, there wasn't enough time to go back and forth... and I had never spent time in Taiwan. Therefore, I decided to stay on the island and go exploring. My first thought was to go to Taipei... but after looking at some maps, it seemed like Taiwan would have decent surf in the southeast and east. I asked some friends that lived in Taiwan about my options down south... and their response was similar: "There's no surf in Taiwan". A few people thought there might be waves near Kenting, but were not positive. That didn't discourage me though... if there were no waves, I would enjoy a little beach holiday or go hiking in the mountains down south. Taiwan has an amazing high speed rail network... so it is very easy (and cheap) to navigate the island.Prior to my departure, I contacted a surf tour agency (The Perfect Wave Surf Experience) that I had used in the past to visit Fiji and the Maldives. They were based in Australia and had extensive knowledge of the SE Asia region. The Perfect Wave put me in touch with Surf Taiwan and I made arrangements for some accommodations down south in Nanwan.The Surf Taiwan crew was great! They were super accommodating and made me feel like I was part of their family (the constant supply of Taiwan Beer was also nice). My host had the entire coastline dialed in and knew where to go for certain conditions. I was thinking I would be lucky if there were 2 foot waves... but there were waist to head high waves everyday and the water felt like a bath tub (managed to get a mini-barrel one day that no one saw). Another great thing about Taiwan is the lack of crowds... I think my friends meant to say "no one surfs in Taiwan" (instead of "there's no surf in Taiwan"). Anyways, not many people read my blog... so I'm sure that this posting will not lead to a giant influx of surfers to Taiwan.Hoping that I can come back again soon!

Isaac (November 2012)

Taiwan was the best surf trip I've done. Awesome waves and cool things to do outside of the surf.

Frank (October 2012)

Surf Taiwan tours exceeded our expectations. We went on a ten day tour traveling to both the East & South coasts. Sammy, our guide was unreal, flexible& willing to work with whatever we wanted to do, ranging from finding new surf spots to visiting local cultural sites. We surfed every day, everything from 2 to 4 feet, from head high A-framebeach breaks to left and right point. The waves had plenty of power, wereglassy in the mornings and arvo’s and we were surfed out by the end of ten days. Accommodation was great, alwaysclean & accessible to the local sites. If you want a trip off the beaten track with plenty of uncrowded surf,culture, cheap food & friendly people, Taiwan is the place to visit.