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Taiwan Logistic« on: November 10 2013 09:11:00 »
I'll be in Taiwan for about a month starting Dec. 20th. I was wondering price wise if it would be better to buy a surfboard in Taipei and then travel with the board (how easy to travel with the board is another question) or simply rent one as I'll be moving from spot to spot?
Any recommendations on where to surf around that period of the year?
Any addresses on good surf shops?
RE: Taiwan Logistic« Reply #1 on: December 13 2013 05:12:00 »
I am a Taiwanese surfer and surf coach. If you want to buy a shortboard in Taiwan, you can easy to find it in Taipei city. The train allow surfboards under 6' to travel with you.
A shortboard pirce is around 750~900USD. The main surf spot are 3: First in northeast " Ilan" which can go there by train. The second in the south "Kenting" is good weather like Bali or Hawaii. The third is the best in the southeast named "Taitung" which has the best waves and nice weather in Taiwan. However Kenting and Taitung couldn't travel by train. You must rent a car or find a local guide. If you come to Ilan, I will be happy to lead you because I am also a surf guide and I also have room for you to stay. If you want to go down south I can also introduce some shop or guide for you.
RE: Taiwan Logistic« Reply #2 on: December 27 2013 03:12:00 »
Thank you so much for your reply. I arrived yesterday and I am now in Hualien. I'm having a hardtime finding a surf shop that is open right now. I think I will head down to Taitung. Would you have the name of a surf shop I could go to? And also, for kenting, what would be the best place to rent a board? Much appreciated,