Taiwan

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Taiwan

Postby North Devon Lad » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:54 pm

Just returned home from an epic week in Taiwan.

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The place pumps and I counted 5 other surfers (apart from our crew of 4) the whole time I was there.
The trip was shot by Moonwalker and will be run in the next issue of Pacific Longboarder Magazine - due for release in late December (plus a vid of the trip).

Here's an update of the trip - http://gregnormansurfer.blogspot.co.uk

Deffo rate Taiwan as a surf destination. There's a video of the place on my blog, check it out. If your thinking of heading out there, these guys will sort you right out. Tropical, empty waves.....http://www.surftaiwan.com
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Re: Taiwan

Postby Vince Noir » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:23 pm

flicked through some pics of taiwan today..did you surf any of the hollower spots ?
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Re: Taiwan

Postby North Devon Lad » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:39 pm

Yeah the rivermouth beachies were real hollow. That photo above is of one of those the places. There's a vid on my blog showing some of the waves in the area.
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Re: Taiwan

Postby danny1 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:47 pm

Wow!! Flights times?

I'd've well up do r that

The left with the concrete armoury in front looks heavy!,
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Re: Taiwan

Postby North Devon Lad » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:35 am

It was about 11 hours of flying and I paid £650 for flights, think it can fluctuate a fair bit though as my mate got stung for £900. On the plus side Cathay Pacific were cool with boards.
The food is awesome and super cheap over there, so didn't have to spend a lot.

Somewhere to think about and have on the radar at least.
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Re: Taiwan

Postby surfrat » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:19 am

nice work Greg.
I've been thinking about Taiwan for a while. Can you give me an idea of swell size/consistency? I guess the tail end of Tyhpoon season is a good time to go. Apart from flights what were you spending a day roughly?
you should check out Senegal next year!
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Re: Taiwan

Postby North Devon Lad » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:42 pm

Saw a short film on Senegal not long ago, the place looks rad. In the vid people came across as real friendly, with a chilled vibe.

Taiwan's East and South Coast both pump at different times of the year. Surf hasn't really been capitalised over there yet and the main guys are http://www.surftaiwan.com they've got vids and info on the waves and whens best on the site. The cost of living was cheap out there, a steak, noodes and fried egg meal cost £2 at a night market. Sushi and sashimi were amazing and real cheap.
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Re: Taiwan

Postby North Devon Lad » Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:09 pm

Check out the vid from my recent PLB Taiwan trip.
Moonwalker was shooting stills most of the time for the mag, which goes on sale this week.

Bit here's a link to the vid he made, enjoy.... http://gregnormansurfer.blogspot.co.uk 8)
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Re: Taiwan

Postby North Devon Lad » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:13 pm

Latest issue of Pacific Longboarder featuring our trip is now out.
Few shots on here ..... http://gregnormansurfer.blogspot.co.uk 8)
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