Surfing in Taiwan

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North

TAIPEI: Johnny Rose Surf Club, 強尼玫瑰衝浪俱樂部


Address 台北縣金山鄉海興路83-1號1
1F., No.83-1, Haising Rd
Jinshan Township,Taipei County 208

Lowest cost per night NT$300/night/person

Hours & contact info Contact Time: 09:00am-09:00pm
TEL: 02-2408-2664

Reservations Need to make reservation two or three days in advance.

Accommodations NT$300/night/person
Dormitory-style shared sleeping quarters Male about 12 persons, Female about 6-8 persons
Air conditioned, common bathroom

Free breakfast? No breakfast. But they will help you order.

Dining No dining at the club, but many traditional restaurants nearby. No fast food nearby. They can help order food to be delivered.

Grocery store There is a small traditional grocery nearby. 7-11 is about 15 minutes away by foot.

Package prices No, each day is NT$300

Activities

  1. Surfing classes
  2. Equipment rental
  3. Provide hot spring information, including routes and transportation, and related travel information.

** Package tours: two days one night including surfing classes, equipment rental, accommodations, fishing or diving, & other activities. Ask for prices.

Check-in check-out Check In Time: 3:00-5:00 pm
Check Out Time: noon

Travel

  Bus Car
Taipei About 1 hour. Take the Danshuei Bus 淡水客運 headed to Jinshan/Keelung 金山/基隆 from the Danshuei MRT station 淡水捷運站. Get off at the “Mid-Cape stop” 中角站 (Zhong-Jiao-Zhan in Chinese). About 40 minutes.
Keelung About 20 mins. Take the Keelung Bus基隆客運 headed to Danshuei淡水from Keelung train station基隆火車站. Get off at the “Mid-Cape stop” 中角站 (Zhong-Jiao-Zhan in Chinese). About 20 minutes.
  By Taxi from the Closest Train Station:
Keelung train station 基隆火車站
About NT$400 for 20 minutes

TAIPEI: The Tube Factory, 波管工廠


Address 台北縣金山鄉海興路83-1號1
1F., No.83-1, Haising Rd
Jinshan Township, Taipei County 208

Lowest cost per night NT$300/person/night

Hours & contact info 02-2498-5812
0956-293-520 Susen 張小姐
0932-395-165 SuBee, one of the coaches

Contact Time: Mon. to Sun. 7:00am ~7:00pm

Reservations Need to make reservation one day in advance.

Accommodations air conditioned
Dormitory-style: 2 rooms, 10 persons each: NT$300/person/night
2 person rooms: NT$800/person/night.
4 person room: NT$1200/person/night.

Free breakfast? No, but they can help you order take out.

Dining None at the shop, but they can help you order take out

Grocery store There is a small grocery store nearby.

Package prices No.

Activities

  1. Surfing
  2. Diving
  3. Windsurfing
  4. Surfing classes
  5. Enjoy assorted read magazines watch TV & rent VCDs
  6. Surfing equipment rental

Can Be Scheduled

  1. Nighttime surfing
  2. Day or nighttime snorkeling
  3. Soak in Jinshan /Yehshi hot spring
  4. Fishing
  5. BBQs/Parties

Check-in check-out Check In Time: after 11:00 am
Check Out Time: before 2:00 or 3:00 pm

Travel

  Bus Car
Taipei 1 Hour: take the Danshuei Bus淡水客運 headed to Jinshan/Keelung 金山/基隆 from the Danshuei MRT Station 淡水捷運站, about 1 hour. About 40 minutes.
Keelung About 20 minutes: take the Keelung Bus基隆客運 headed to Danshuei淡水from Keelung train station基隆火車站, about 20 mins. Get off at the “Mid-Cape stop” 中角站 (Zhong-Jiao-Zhan in Chinese). About 20 minutes.
  By Taxi from the Closest Train Station:
Keelung train station 基隆火車站
About NT$400 for 20 minutes

TAIPEI: Cool Surf Shop - 小顧衝浪俱樂部

Address Jinshan: SURF SHOP ONLY, no accomodations
Haising Rd, No.2 Provincial road 39 km
Jinshan Township, Taipei County 208
金山鄉海興路, 2號省道39公里處

Hours & contact info Year round: 8:00am-6:00pm
Jinshan store:
0928-657-028 EDDY & 02-2498-5509

Travel

  Bus Car
Taipei 1 Hour: take the Danshuei Bus淡水客運 headed to Jinshan/Keelung 金山/基隆 from the Danshuei MRT Station 淡水捷運站, about 1 hour. About 40 minutes.
Keelung About 20 minutes: take the Keelung Bus基隆客運 headed to Danshuei淡水from Keelung train station基隆火車站, about 20 mins. Get off at the “Mid-Cape stop” 中角站 (Zhong-Jiao-Zhan in Chinese). About 20 minutes.
  By Taxi from the Closest Train Station:
Keelung train station 基隆火車站
About NT$400 for 20 minutes

TAIPEI: Heaven Surfing Shop - 天堂衝浪俱樂部


Address 台北縣金山鄉海興路83-1號1
1F., No.83-1, Haising Rd
Jinshan Township, Taipei County 208

Lowest cost per night NT$400/night/person

Hours & contact info Cell phone: 0925-336-619 Mr. Jian 簡先生 or A De 阿德
Contact: All year
During summer: Open everyday.
Winter: Just open in weekends & holidays.
During the winter …if you make reservations in advance they will open to accommodate you!

Reservations Need to make reservation 3 days in advance.

Accommodations Dormitory-style shared sleeping quarters about 32 persons: NT$400/night/person
Air conditioned, common bathroom.

Free breakfast? No. They always order out or you can buy it near the shop.

Dining No dining service.  There are traditional and seafood restaurants nearby. No fast food.
They always order out, ex: breakfast, lunch box…

Grocery store Opposite the shop

Package prices Negotiate

Activities

  1. Surfing classes
  2. Equipment rental

Other activities held depending on the weather, customers’ will, or the boss’ mood.

Check-in check-out Check In Time: flexible
Check Out Time: flexible
As long as your time has no conflict.

Travel

  Bus Car
Taipei 1 Hour: take the Danshuei Bus淡水客運 headed to Jinshan/Keelung 金山/基隆 from the Danshuei MRT Station 淡水捷運站, about 1 hour. About 40 minutes.
Keelung About 20 minutes: take the Keelung Bus基隆客運 headed to Danshuei淡水from Keelung train station基隆火車站, about 20 mins. Get off at the “Mid-Cape stop” 中角站 (Zhong-Jiao-Zhan in Chinese). About 20 minutes.
  By Taxi from the Closest Train Station:
Keelung train station 基隆火車站
About NT$400 for 20 minutes

North-East

YILAN: Blue Ocean Surfing Club - 藍洋衝浪俱樂部

Address 宜蘭縣頭城鎮濱海路一段385-1號
No.385-1, Sec. 1, Binhai Rd
Toucheng Township, Yilan County 261

Lowest cost per night NT$200/night/person

Hours & contact info Telephone Number
Call Between: 7:00am-11:00pm
Office: 03-978-9233
Mr.Song – 宋啟豪speaks English

Reservations Need to make reservation two days in advance.

Accommodations Dormitory-style shared sleeping quarters
Two rooms: One is about 10 persons include air conditioning, another is about 5 persons, no air conditioning: NT$200/night/person, with a common bathroom.
If the number of people are more, they may arrange to live the temple near the club. There, dormitory-style shared sleeping quarters about 30-40 persons: about NT$300/night/person, including air conditioning.

Free breakfast? No. But, they can help order something from surrounding locations.

Dining No dining service.
There are traditional restaurants nearby.
No fast food nearby.
They can help you order something to be delivered if you want.

Grocery store There is a simple grocery nearby, about 10 minutes by foot.

Package prices Negotiate!

Activities Summer: A variet of aquatic & sea-side activities, including diving, banana boats, jet skis, beach volleyball etc.
Winter: Hot spring etc.
Please call two days in advance to confirm the activities you are interested in.

Check-in check-out Flexible

Travel

  Train Car
Taipei Take train to Waiao train station (外澳火車站), about 2 hours, then walk about 10 min (Toucheng direction)(往頭城方向走) will see the club. About 90 minutes.
  By Taxi from the Closest Train Station:
Waiao train station (外澳火車站) maybe 2 or 3 min by taxi
 

YILAN: Cool Surf Shops - 小顧衝浪俱樂部

Address Dashi
No.92, Sec. 5, Binhai Rd
Toucheng Township, Yilan County 261
宜蘭縣頭城鎮濱海路五段92號

Lowest cost per night NT$300/night/person

Hours & contact info June - September: Mon. to Sun.: 8:00am-6:00pm
October - May: Friday evening, Saturday, Sunday: 8:00am-18:00pm
TEL: 03-978-1359, ALING

Reservations One week in advance.

Accommodations

  1. Dormitory-style shared sleeping quarters about 10 persons, common bathroom, air conditioning:NT$300/night/person
  2. Japanese room 2 person to a room: 3 rooms, NT$700/night/room, including bathroom, air conditioning

Free breakfast? No. You can buy it near the shop.

Dining No dining service.
There are traditional restaurants nearby. No fast food nearby.

Grocery store There is a traditional grocery nearby. A family mart about 15 – 20 minutes away by foot.

Package prices 4 days, 10% discount Sunday to Thursday

Activities

  1. Surf teaching
  2. Sell and rent surfing equipment can use a credit card, board rentals include basic surfing instruction.

Check-in check-out Check In Time: before 10pm
Check Out Time: before 1 pm

Travel

  Train Car
Taipei Take train to Dashi train 大溪火車站 station. About 2 hours About 90 minutes.
  By Taxi from the Closest Train Station:
No Neccicitas, mija -- club is right next to the train station.
 

South

KENTING: Kenting Surf Shop - 阿郎衝浪俱樂部

Address 地址:屏東縣恆春鎮墾丁路21-2號
位於墾丁大街上,墾丁國小附近
No.21-2, Kending Rd.
Hengchun Township, Pingtung County 946
Near Kenting avenue and Kenting elementary school.

Lowest cost per night 2 person room, NT$2000

Hours & contact info Mon. to Sun. 10:00am-10:00pm
TEL: 08-886-2076

Reservations Need to make reservation 7 days in advance.
During holidays best to make reservations well in advance.

Accommodations 2 Person rooms, 4 rooms, NT$2000
4 Person rooms, 2 rooms NT$3200
8 Person rooms, 1 room NT$4800
Each room has air conditioning, TV & private bath
Deep discounts available during weekdays & off-peak times. Negotiate!

Free breakfast? No. But many restaurants around – hey, its Kenting!

Dining No dining service at the hotel, but many restaurants & places to buy food around – hey, its Kenting!

Grocery store Not nearby. A Hi-life convenience store close.

Package prices No.

Activities

  1. Surfing classes
  2. Equipment rental
  3. Speedboat, banana boats, snorkeling, diving
  4. Clothing, accessories

Check-in check-out Check In Time: 3:00 pm If rooms are vacant can check in earlier
Check Out Time: 11:30 am

Travel

  Bus Car
Kaohsiung Take Cn Bus 中南巴士/PingTung Bus屏東客運/Kaohsiung Bus高雄客 運 headed to Kenting 墾丁at Kaohsiung train station高雄火車站. Get off at the “Kenting Youth Center stop” 墾丁青年活動中心, about 3 hours in total. About 2 hours.
  By Taxi from the Closest Train Station:
Kaohsiung train station高雄火車站 or Kaohsiung International Airport 高雄小港機場
You’ll see many taxis going back and forth Kaohsiung and Kenting, about 2 hours. The fee is steep!! Take the bus, unless there’s 5 of you. Even then… you better negotiate.

KENTING: Hotel California (really) 加州衝浪旅店複合式旅店

Address 地址:屏東縣恆春鎮墾丁路40號
在墾丁街上, 接近墾丁國小
No.40, Kending Rd
Hengchun Township, Pingtung County 946
Near Kenting avenue and the Kenting elementary school.

Lowest cost per night Two persons suite NT$1250

Hours & contact info open: Mon. to Sun. 10:00am-midnight
TEL: 08-886-1588

Reservations Need to make reservation 7 days in advance.

Free breakfast? No. But many restaurants around – hey, its Kenting!

Dining No dining service at the hotel.  But Kenting Avenue is quite the tourist spot. There are many restaurants nearby, providing spaghetti and pizza plus you'll find yer KFC, Mcdonalds and...SMOKEY JOE’S.

Grocery store No. But, there is a Hi-life convenience store nearby.

Package prices Negotiate!

Activities Surfing & Swimming activities: surfing, banana boats, diving
Rentals - motorcycles & bicycles
Sell surfing & swimming gear
Internet service

Check-in check-out Check In Time: not fixed
Check Out Time: 11:00 am

Accomodations

Type of Accom-
modation
Holidays, weekends, Chinese New Year NON-summer Mon - THURS. NON-summer Fri, Sat, Sun SUMMERS: Mon - THURS. SUMMERS: Fri, Sat & Sun
Two person suite 2500 1250 1500 1500 1750
Four person suite 3500 1750 2100 2100 2450
Eight person suite 5500 2750 3300 3300 3850
10 person suite 6000 3000 3600 3600 3850

Travel

  Bus Car
Kaohsiung Take Cn Bus 中南巴士/PingTung Bus屏東客運/Kaohsiung Bus高雄 客運 headed to Kenting 墾丁at Kaohsiung train station高雄火車站. Get off at Hi-life that is near Kenting Elementary School (墾丁國小旁的萊爾富), about 3 hours. The fee is about NT$ 279/person. About 2 hours.
  By Taxi from the Closest Train Station:
Kaohsiung train station高雄火車站 or Kaohsiung International Airport 高雄小港機場
You’ll see many taxis going back and forth Kaohsiung and Kenting, about 2 hours. The fee is steep!! Take the bus, unless there’s 5 of you. Even then… you better negotiate.

KENTING: Beach House海邊

Address 屏東縣恆春鎮南灣路230號
No.230, Nanwan Rd
Hengchun Township, Pingtung County 946
Opposite the South Bay parking space.
在南灣停車場對面

Lowest cost per night Standard two persons suite 1200

Hours & contact info Contact Time: 10:00am-09:00pm
TEL: 08-888-0440

Reservations Need to make reservation two weeks in advance. It’s better to make reservation earlier.

Free breakfast? No. There are many restaurants Chinese type and western-style dining nearby.

Dining No dining service at the hotel. Many Chinese and western restaurants nearby.

Grocery store There is a grocery nearby, providing the simple daily things.
There is a 7-11 3 minutes by foot.

Package prices No.

Activities

  1. Surf board rentals
  2. Hobie Cat rentals
  3. Surfing instruction
  4. Wave hunts: If you want, they will take us to go finding other hot surf spots NT$500/person/day

Check-in check-out Check In Time: 2:00 pm
Check Out Time: before 11:30 am

Travel

  Bus Car
Kaohsiung Take Cn-bus中南巴士/PingTung Bus屏東客運/Kaohsiung Bus高雄 客運 headed to South Bay 南灣 from Kaohsiung train station高雄火車站. Get off at the “South Bay stop” 南灣站, the stop in front of a 7-11. The travel time is around 3 hours. About 2 hours.
  By Taxi from the Closest Train Station:
Kaohsiung train station高雄火車站 or Kaohsiung International Airport 高雄小港機場
You’ll see many taxis going back and forth Kaohsiung and Kenting, about 2 hours. The fee is steep!! Take the bus, unless there’s 5 of you. Even then… you better negotiate.

PINTUNG: Winson House

Address 屏東縣滿州鄉茶山路244號 佳樂水收費站前100公尺
No.244, Chashan Rd
Manjhou Township, Pingtung County 947
It is 100 meter before Jialeshuei 佳樂水.

Lowest cost per night NT$400 person/night

Hours & contact info Call between 9:00am-10:00pm
08-880-1053

Reservations Need to make reservations two weeks in advance.

Accommodations Winson House I
Dormitory-style shared sleeping quarters 6 person room NT$400

Dining They have their own complete restaurant, provides breakfast, lunch, dinner, midnight snack, drink, beer, etc. No fast food nearby.

Grocery store There is a simple grocery nearby.

Package prices Telephone confirmation required. Because the summer and winter is quite different.

Activities

  1. Surfing equipment rental
  2. Surfing instruction
  3. A Bar onsite

Check-in check-out Check In Time: 3:00 pm
Check Out Time: 11:00 am

Travel

  Bus Car
Kaohsiung Take Cn-bus中南巴士/PingTung Bus屏東客運/Kaohsiung Bus高雄 客運 headed to Kenting墾丁 from Kaohsiung train station高雄火車站. Get off at Kenting Youth Center墾丁青年活動中心. About 3 hours and 20 mins. About 2.5 hours.
  By Taxi from the Closest Train Station:
Kaohsiung train station高雄火車站 or Kaohsiung International Airport 高雄小港機場
You’ll see many taxis going back and forth Kaohsiung and Kenting, about 2 hours. The fee is steep!! Take the bus, unless there’s 5 of you. Even then… you better negotiate.

West

MIAOLI: Spot X-Sport

Address Jia Rih Jih Sun 假日之森 in Chunan Seashore Forest Park
Chunan Township, Miaoli County
苗栗縣竹南鎮,竹南海濱森林公園內假日之森

Lowest cost per night 400/person/night

Hours & contact info Mon. to Sun. 10:00am-10:00pm
0911-988-530 Tony Fish

Reservations Need to make reservation 3 days in advance.

Free breakfast? No. You can buy in the shop, the shop provides breakfast.

Dining There is no fast food nearby. They have their own restaurant on-site, the X-BAR that provides breakfast, lunch, dinner.  Beverages beer, coffee, water etc. The meals includes Western-style and Chinese. For example:bacon, pasta, dumplings etc.  And there are seafood and other traditional restaurants nearby.

Grocery store No grocery stores. 10 mins on foot to a convenience store.

Package prices No, each day is NT$400

Activities

  1. Equipment rental includes free basic surf teaching
  2. Surfing , windsurfing, kitesurfing

Check-in check-out Check In Time: after 4:00 pm
Check Out Time: noon

Accomodations

  Available Off Season Weekend & Holidays Remarks
4 Person Room 2 400 / person phone air conditioning
common bathroom
8 Person Room 1 400 / person phone air conditioning
common bathroom

Travel

  Train Car
Taipei Take the train to Chunan train station竹南火車站 about 1.5 hours, then take a taxi to “Jia Rih Jih Sun 假日之森” for about 10 minutes. About 1 hour
Taichung Take the train to Chunan train station竹南火車站 about 1.5 hours, then take a taxi to “Jia Rih Jih Sun 假日之森” for 10 minutes. About 1 hour