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Re: surfing

Postby pazynique » 04 Feb 2009, 07:12

Northcoast Surfer wrote:I think the Taiwanese have fished them all out.

That's probably got some truth to it. Thanks for the tips on how to get there.
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Re: surfing

Postby sillyBunnie » 10 Feb 2009, 16:13

yamato wrote:wow! thanks for all the help!!!

It all sounds a bit intimidating though, hopefully I can find someone to go with :D


I've only tried surfing once but loved it. Wanna get more into it. :cool: If you find someone to arrange a trip or some sort, I'd be interested to join :)
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Surfing Lessons In Taiwan

Postby johnnie14 » 08 Mar 2009, 00:18

Where can I get surfing lessons in Taiwan? hOW MUCH WOULD THEY COST? If you're based in Taipei, is it possible to reach okay beaches throughout the year? How much would a surfboard cost?
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Re: Surfing Lessons In Taiwan

Postby Northcoast Surfer » 08 Mar 2009, 00:27

johnnie14 wrote:Where can I get surfing lessons in Taiwan? hOW MUCH WOULD THEY COST? If you're based in Taipei, is it possible to reach okay beaches throughout the year? How much would a surfboard cost?

Here's the most recent link where this has been discussed. Try the search function and input "surfing". You'll be amazed at what you can find!
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Re: surfing

Postby pazynique » 08 Mar 2009, 20:25

sillyBunnie wrote:
yamato wrote:wow! thanks for all the help!!!

It all sounds a bit intimidating though, hopefully I can find someone to go with :D


I've only tried surfing once but loved it. Wanna get more into it. :cool: If you find someone to arrange a trip or some sort, I'd be interested to join :)


There's the self-proclaimed Taipei Surfing Club on facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=69916947036&ref=ts
I wonder how much the board hire is...? And as for bodyboards?
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Re: surfing

Postby Bubba 2 Guns » 09 Mar 2009, 14:39

I think this might be a scam-I know for certain there is no surfing in Taipei.
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Re: surfing

Postby Northcoast Surfer » 09 Mar 2009, 16:28

It doesn't look like a scam. However, it doesn't look like a real club of any sort. Clubs I belong to have membership dues and membership benefits. It actually looks like a foreigner trying to capitalize on the surfing bug which has bitten a lot of people here in the past few years. So, a guy creates a business to load up a busload of new surfing enthusiasts, charges them $1,200 for the day, (bus trip to Yilan, surfboard, lessons, beer, BBQ, and a ride back to Taipei) and calls it a surfing club. I wonder if he's got a business license for this endeavor or if his visa status allows for it. Here's the Facebook advertisement.
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Taipei Surf Club

Time to dust off those swimmers and get in the water!!! Weekend trips to the great surf-spots around the north and east of Taiwan. Learn to surf with some of Taiwan's top surf coaches, chill on the beach, and BBQ it up with everyone as the sun goes down!

This is the crack:
Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, starting from March 8th, trips will run to either the north coast or east coast surf beaches. Trips may also run on Saturday, depending on demand.

NT$ 1200 gets you:

- Private coach travel to and from the coast.
- Surfboard and wetsuit (if necessary) hire
- 1 hour's professional coaching
- 3 hours surfing (or just lying on the beach!)
and.....
- BBQ and beers!!!!!

You can sign up in advance for a trip by:

Telephone:
(English) Al - 0952501060
(Chinese / French) Emma - 0932058506

Email:
al_hudson101@yahoo.co.uk

Facebook:
- message Alistair Hudson

Coaches leave from Shi-Da University Main Gates (Heping East Road, near Shi-Da Road intersection) at 10am in the morning, and return at about 6!

Surfing popularity has exploded over the recent few years, come with us and discover why!

'Surfing's the source. It'll change your life, I swear to God.'
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Re: surfing

Postby Deuce Dropper » 09 Mar 2009, 16:45

Why doesn't Bodhi or Johnny Utah get credit for the surf quote at the bottom?

Blasphemy.
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Re: surfing

Postby Bubba 2 Guns » 09 Mar 2009, 16:55

Deuce Dropper wrote:Why doesn't Brodie or Johnny Utah get credit for the surf quote at the bottom?

Blasphemy.


I'm pretty sure Gary Busey said it.
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Re: surfing

Postby the chief » 09 Mar 2009, 17:13

Deuce Dropper wrote:Why doesn't Brodie or Johnny Utah get credit for the surf quote at the bottom?

Blasphemy.


Bodhi, not Brodie...

and the quote is from one of the gang...
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