ABOUT THE SURF CAMP
Taiwan is located between the Philippines and Japan, 100 miles off the coast of China and is roughly the same size as the Netherlands. Due to Taiwan’s economic boom many people settled in the cities along the north and west coast, leaving behind a magnificient coastline in the east, still unspoiled and dotted mostly with small fishing and farming villages. Dulan is a village in Taitung county, located just 30 minutes north of Taitung city which has a train station and an airport, offering domestic flights. There are numerous colorful temples to visit, bustling festivals to attend and huge variety of local foods for you to discover. Besides that there is stunning nature waiting for you – hiking trails, waterfalls, deep valleys and much more. It’s a lively mix embedded between beach and mountain, order and chaos worthwile to dive into.
ACCOMMODATION AND CATERING
All of our rooms are airconditioned – towels, hair dryer, shampoo and body wash, international plugs and all other necessities are already here, so you can pack light leaving more space in your bag to bring home local specialties.
To get your energy up for surfing we offer you a rich breakfast every morning. Depending on the daily schedule we will either have breakfast at The Surf House (continental/oats fruits/bacon eggs) or we will stop at a characteristic Taiwanese breakfast shop if we get up early for a sunrise surf session. Coffee & Tea are freely available the whole day at the Surf House.
SURF COURSE AND ACTIVITIES
October to March:
Very consistent winter swells coming in and there is always something to surf. Good for all types of boards, altough not the best time to learn surfing, since the sea can be a bit rough. From december to february a spring suit keeps you warm enough on cloudy days. April to September:
The temperatures go up and the size of the waves goes down. This is a very good time for beginner or intermediate who surf a fun/longboard. No wetsuit needed – just a lot of suncream! Typhoon seasonJune 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 at the Surf House (ask us for deals on long term stays). Or just come over spontaneously when you see the storms are building up. Most typhoons activites are between July and September – don’t miss this unique chance of surfing great waves.
MORE INFO, HOW TO GET THERE & FAQ
HOW TO GET THERE
From Taipei By airplane:
Most international flights will land at Taoyuan airport (TPE). From there you have to transfer to Songshan (TSA) airport and grab the domestic flight to Taitung. By train:
From Taoyuan airport take the MRT to Taipei main station (there is a fast and a slow one!). At the main station change to the highspeed train platform and go to Taitung station (4h) From Kaohsiung By train
: From the aiport take the MRT to Kaohsiung (KHH) main station (30min). The train takes about 2,5 hours to arrive in Taitung and stops quite frequently. It is a good occasion to see a beautiful part of Taiwan and already check the waves.From Taitung to Dulan :
As mentioned we will pick you up from Taitung and give you a lift to Dulan. Take public buses 8101, 8102, 8103, 8109, 8119 or 8120 (NTD 58), or the East Coast Line tour bus (NTD 82) from outside Taitung Train Station – ask the driver to drop you in Dulan, it is about a 30 minute ride. A taxi ride cost you about 600 NTD – tell the driver to drop you at 7-11.Surfboard on trains :
Take a ride on a Taiwanese train is almost a great experience and almost a must do but it can be a problem to bring your surfboard with you. Officially you are not allowed to carry luggage that exceeds 150m in height. Most of the time the staff doesn’t care about short boards but it definitely will with a longer board. That’s why we suggest to fly to Taipei and take a domestic flight to Taitung or just travel light and rent a board from us.
PACKAGES & PRICES
- Shared double room for 420€ 6 nights / 7 days
- 12 nights / 13 days for 756€
- additional 6 nights for 294 €
- Single room for 599€ 6 nights/ 7 days
- 12 nights / 13 days for 1078€
- additional 6 nights for 420 €
WHAT IS INCLUDED
- accommodation in AC room
- daily surf guiding / surf lessons (2-3h)
- daily breakfast in surf house or breakfast shop
- transfer to and from Taitung airport or station
- free use of fun boards (Wavestorm 8?) and snorkel gear
- 1x traditional local dinner
- 1x excursion (hot spring, hiking, sightseeing)
- coffee, tea, water and fruits during the day