Surfing in Taitung

Taiwan, especially the east coast is still a “grey” spot on the international surf map. Not totally unknown but only slowly is the surf community discovering its beauty and quality waves. We have it all here, from beach breaks, to reef and point breaks – from protected harbor waves to fast barreling typhoon-swell waves. There is something for every level.

Within a 10 min walk or a quick bike ride from the surf house you can reach the local beach break and a bit further a point break. So if you are hungry for a surf session grab your board and go for it whenever you feel like. Oh, and did we mention that the average water temperature in Taitung is 27° degrees C?!

Besides laptops and cell phones there are also awesome waves – Made in Taiwan.


October to March: Very consistent and powerful winter swells coming in and there is always something to surf. From December to February a spring suit keeps you warm enough on cloudy days.

April to September: The temperatures go up and the ocean becomes calmer – the waves smoother. No wetsuit needed – just a lot of sunscreen!

Typhoon season June to October: This is the time to chase the long period typhoon swells and score some epic waves. Enlarge your chance of surfing typhoon waves by staying for a longer time (ask us for deals on long term stays). Or just come over spontaneously when you see the storms are building up. Most typhoons activities are between July and September – don’t miss this unique chance of surfing great waves.