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Taiwan: Kite spot for solo traveler?

Postby kohsamui112 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:20 pm

Hello,
i will be in Taiwan at the end of november :
Any recommendation for kite spot?
Because i am traveling alone without driving licence,
i am looking for spot easy to access with cheap hosting close and it will be be great if there is nightlife!
Any recommendation?
Thank by advance!

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Re: Taiwan : Kite spot for solo traveler?

Postby jasontsai » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:38 pm

kohsamui112 wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:20 pm
Hello,
i will be in Taiwan at the end of november :
Any recommendation for kite spot?
Because i am traveling alone without driving licence,
i am looking for spot easy to access with cheap hosting close and it will be be great if there is nightlife!
Any recommendation?
Thank by advance!
For inexpensive hosting with easy access to a kite spot (but not much night life), I would suggest you try:
https://www.spottaiwan.com/about-spot-en in Miaoli
http://www.sunrisebb.idv.tw/ in Penghu

It opens up a lot more opportunities to different kite spots and night life if you're prepared to use a car. November is usually windy, so smaller kites under 8 sq. meter should help. Have fun!

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Re: Taiwan : Kite spot for solo traveler?

Postby sarc » Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:02 am

Seconded. Top guys running both of these spots, and fluent in English - go with confidence.
jasontsai wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:38 pm
kohsamui112 wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:20 pm
Hello,
i will be in Taiwan at the end of november :
Any recommendation for kite spot?
Because i am traveling alone without driving licence,
i am looking for spot easy to access with cheap hosting close and it will be be great if there is nightlife!
Any recommendation?
Thank by advance!
For inexpensive hosting with easy access to a kite spot (but not much night life), I would suggest you try:
https://www.spottaiwan.com/about-spot-en in Miaoli
http://www.sunrisebb.idv.tw/ in Penghu

It opens up a lot more opportunities to different kite spots and night life if you're prepared to use a car. November is usually windy, so smaller kites under 8 sq. meter should help. Have fun!

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Re: Taiwan: Kite spot for solo traveler?

Postby kohsamui112 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:42 am

Hello!
Thank again for the info i just arrive to The spot,
the wind is great and the place/staff also the only thing is i am the only kiter (i got the dorms for myself) and it isolate from the city...
Do you have a another spot to recommend me for later?
Cheers

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Re: Taiwan: Kite spot for solo traveler?

Postby sarc » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:21 pm

Kohsamui rent a motorcycle it's cheap and I don't think you need a license. Then you can move around.

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Re: Taiwan: Kite spot for solo traveler?

Postby kohsamui112 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:40 am

Hello i find also this place who looks great :
https://www.facebook.com/WaGaLiGong

Is look like Kite Club with hosting with a city life someone been around already?
( i am looking for place where close to the spot where is there other kiter)
How is the water? warmer than Zhunan? I will need a wet suit?
( I am 95kg for 1,92 so is look like is hard to rent for me in Taiwan so i think will have to buy at decathlon!)

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Re: Taiwan: Kite spot for solo traveler?

Postby sarc » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:13 am

Plenty of Taiwanese are as big as you and get around no problem.
BTW Taitung is great do an image search on Taitung kitesurf and feast your eyes. I say go....

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Re: Taiwan: Kite spot for solo traveler?

Postby jasontsai » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:05 am

Taidong is probably the best place in Taiwan for wave riding and my favorite place for kite trips (40 minutes flight) from Taipei City. Mark is a cool guy and a very good windsurfer who runs WaGaLiGong. Water at Taidong is a few degrees warmer than the north. Here are some photos from my day trip in Taidong last November: https://www.facebook.com/jasontsai999/p ... 2419300478
Go for it! :thumb:

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Re: Taiwan: Kite spot for solo traveler?

Postby kohsamui112 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:57 am

Thanks for the pics!
In fact i was at the Spot ( Zhunan) the beach/surfcamp/staff ( Tony the owner was extremely helpful) are great but i was alone..
Image

I can't kite for safety reason with no one on the beach ( and they was really no one)

So i think Wagaligon/Taitung should be better in my case!
The kite beach is walkable distance from Wagaligon?


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