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Re: A really good beach on the ocean?

Postby Mucha Man » 30 Jul 2012, 00:54

Thanks. I would like to rent a scooter and explore Yilan a bit.
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Re: A really good beach on the ocean?

Postby *monkey* » 21 Aug 2012, 13:55

urodacus wrote:
Steve4nLanguage wrote: a lifeguard was instantly whistling and waving us away. It seems that in the surfing area you're not allowed to set foot in the water unless you have a surfboard with you. I understand the safety concerns for swimmers mixing with surfers, but I didn't understand why we couldn't just walk along the shore. :s



Just ignore him (if you have no Chinese) or tell him that if he doesn't blow his whistle and attract attention then he won't lose face by being ignored (if your Chinese is good enough).


Was at Baishawan this weekend and had the same problem. The lifeguards won't let anyone swim outside of the roped-off area (which is tiny when the tide goes out). The area is only waist-deep anyway - impossible to swim in. The lifeguards get kind of aggressive if you ignore them. Even if you go to the far end of the beach, they will chase you down with a jet-ski.

I too was told that if you have a surfboard you can swim outside the roped-off area. How that works exactly I don't know. Presumably if you fall off the surfboard they will whistle and shout at you to get back on it again? :neutral:
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Re: A really good beach on the ocean?

Postby Steve4nLanguage » 21 Aug 2012, 14:07

*monkey* wrote:
urodacus wrote:
Steve4nLanguage wrote: a lifeguard was instantly whistling and waving us away. It seems that in the surfing area you're not allowed to set foot in the water unless you have a surfboard with you. I understand the safety concerns for swimmers mixing with surfers, but I didn't understand why we couldn't just walk along the shore. :s



Just ignore him (if you have no Chinese) or tell him that if he doesn't blow his whistle and attract attention then he won't lose face by being ignored (if your Chinese is good enough).


Was at Baishawan this weekend and had the same problem. The lifeguards won't let anyone swim outside of the roped-off area (which is tiny when the tide goes out). The area is only waist-deep anyway - impossible to swim in. The lifeguards get kind of aggressive if you ignore them. Even if you go to the far end of the beach, they will chase you down with a jet-ski.

I too was told that if you have a surfboard you can swim outside the roped-off area. How that works exactly I don't know. Presumably if you fall off the surfboard they will whistle and shout at you to get back on it again? :neutral:

Now that I think about it, maybe the lifeguard was whistling at me because I wasn't wearing a swim cap :roll:
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