- The waves in Taiwan are suitable for all levels of surfer’s – from beginners, to pro’s, and everyone in between.
- Taiwan offers a host of river mouths, beach breaks & points.
- Look at a world map and you’ll see the vast, unobstructed fetch of the Pacific Ocean around Taiwan’s South & East Coasts.
East Coast: November – March
Water temp: 22-25C / 72-77F. Climate: 24-27C / 75-79F
Storms forming near Japan move through the North Pacific sending west swells to Hawaii in their winter season.
Taiwan’s East Coast, sitting within this wide swell window receives an abundance of groundswell during this period.
South Coast: April+July – October
Water Temp: 24–28C / 75–82F. Climate: 25–32C / 77–89F
The SW Pacific Ocean [southeast of Taiwan] is the most active place on Earth for tropical cyclones.
Activity is at a minimum in February, before increasing steadily through June, and spiking from July through October. September is usually the most active month for tropical cyclones.
On average, there are 26 typhoons per season in the Asia-Pacific region. This is the best time for surf on Taiwan’s south coast – being open to nice, groomed groundswell.
If a typhoon does get too close, authorities will call a land and sea warning, restricting boat and water activities. But a weather pattern from a typhoon rarely affects the country for more than 48 hours. Most typhoons slide by Taiwan and beeline toward the Philippines or Japan, often making landfall there.
Mid-April – Mid-June
Water Temp: 23–27C / 74–76F Climate: 25–29C / 76–85F
This is the least consistent time of the year for swell. But there can certainly be some days of small, clean waves. We often host beginners, and those wanting small waves, during this period.
As with other months of the year we’re always prepared, and fully mobile. We’ll get you to the waves, on either coast at anytime.
Plus there’s so much do to in Taiwan; shopping and food markets, temples, restaurants, hot spring’s, rivers and swimming holes, island exploration, snorkelling, scuba diving and more – never a dull moment!