Taiwan has become known as Asia's little secret..although a small hardcore surf scene has existed since the 80's, international recognition only began relatively recently, with the inclusion of an ASP one star event in 2010. Since then there has been a boost of international surf travel to Taiwan, although still nothing compared to meccas like Bali (Indonesia) and Cloud 9 (Philippines). Taiwan's waves are still relatively uncrowded, and if you're willing to explore you can find empty waves. The crowds seem to congregate at a few specific spots, partly because they are generally more consistent but also partly because most people go in where they see others surfing, and these spots are more visible/accessible from Highway 11.
WaGaLiGong is situated half-way between Taitung City and Donghe. Our local beach (10 min walk) has several spots: a fun beach break, a river mouth that comes to life in summer and a point break that breaks with bigger swell. There are also several 'secret' spots just around the corner. Stay with us and we will happily show you the spots. The popular spots (Donghe and Jinzun) are just 15 minutes drive away. For a taste of our waves check out 'Talim', filmed by WaGaLiGong in September.