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Mounting the waves becomes more challenging and exciting as the cold winter months creep in. All around Taiwan, swells from September to October are 3-5 feet (one to nearly two meters). The largest waves, 5-6 feet (two meters), are found from November to February. So seriously, if you want to catch the best waves, it's time to boogie.

Mounting the waves becomes more challenging and exciting as the cold winter months creep in. All around Taiwan, swells from September to October are 3-5 feet (one to nearly two meters). The largest waves, 5-6 feet (two meters), are found from November to February. So seriously, if you want to catch the best waves, it’s time to boogie.

Your best chance of bumping into other surfers will be at Honeymoon Bay, aka Dashi. A two-hour train ride or drive from Taipei city, this shore is dotted with surfers year-round, and the waves are suitable for all levels. You can rent surfboards from shops opposite the train station for around NT$500 a day. Be armed with necessities though, as the closest convenience store is a half-hour walk away. Come during weekdays if you want some peace-on weekends the place gets packed. For beginners who are after smaller waves, Fulong, an hour-and-a-half from Taipei City, is the place to go. Sa Choo Wan is a similar distance from the city, but the beach has reefs and is more suitable for experienced surfers.

“No matter what you see on TV or videos, you’ll never imagine the view you see when surfing, and that, is what most surfers love.”

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