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kathrinchenh
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Tipps and tricks for Taiwan mid October til mid November

Postby kathrinchenh » Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:51 pm

Hello!

We are thinking about visiting Taiwan for kitesurfing from mid October til mid November. Is this a good time for kitesurfing? Or should we reschedule our trip to another time in the year. What equipment do we need to bring (me 75kg and my girlfriend 56kg)? Do we need a wetsuit? What are the best kite spots to visit? Are there also „flat“ water spots or are there only wave spots?

Furthermore I wanted to ask if October is also a good month for traveling Taiwan? We also want to do some „sightseeing“ and also want to explore the taiwanese culture.

Thanks in advance for every tipp :)

jan_hou
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Re: Tipps and tricks for Taiwan mid October til mid November

Postby jan_hou » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:49 pm

October to Nov. is a good time to visit Taiwan for kitesurfing.

If you are good, Penghu is probably the best location in Taiwan, wind is strong and water is clean.

Check out this photo from Phillips who came from Seatle.

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There are wave and flat spots around the island.

Jan

kathrinchenh
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Re: Tipps and tricks for Taiwan mid October til mid November

Postby kathrinchenh » Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:33 pm

Hello jan_hou! Thanks for your answer. I read a lot about Penghu. I'm not sure about Penghu. I'm afraid that the wind is too strong. I heard that the wind is often stronger than 50knts. To be honest, my comfort zone is up to 30knts. If the wind is stronger I don't enjoy riding. Then I'm too afraid to try (new) tricks.

Do you have any information about the spots in Penghu and the main island? I found less information and it seems that there is not much kite infrastructure. I don't need something fancy but one or two shops doing kite repair or selling spare parts would be great. Furthermore it's always nice to be in a community of kiters.

I also read that pollution on the main island is horrible. Is this also true for the main kitespots? Since I'm scared of waves (not choppy water but waves) I'm especially interested in spots with flat water. Would be nice if you could give me some insights :)


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