Taiwan Beginner SUP & Surf

Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

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Mike Wang
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Jan 21 - 27, 2018
Group size: 1-8
Taiwan Beginner SUP & Surf
Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Mike Wang
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$3000
Deposit: $1000
Jan 21 - 27, 2018
Group size: 1-8

About this trip

We have chosen  great beginner friendly locations on the South Coast and East Coast. After a day of touring in Kaohsiung and sampling great food (sit down and street) of markets, we head over the the South Coast/East Coast in a private van. Our accommodation is an ocean-facing bnb. We have family and single rooms. Depending on the conditions, we will either paddle right in front of the house or take the private van to locations that are only known to local paddlers. Because we have a private van and driver, the options are limitless! If you are not into paddling/surfing 6 days straight, don't worry we can take you to various local sites of interest. 

Conditions

Water Temp: 75F – 82F Climate: 77F – 89F

Trip date: 1/21/2018-1/27/2018

Flight: SFO to Kaohsiung typically cost between $600 and $1200 depending on the airline. 

What’s included

  • Hotel or BnB Stay
    Single or Shared Rooms
  • Transportation
    Van transport (Airport to Airport)
  • SUP Equipment
    Board, Paddle, Leash and PFD
  • SUP/Surf Instruction
    Best instructors from Mike's Paddle
  • All Lunches
    Either brown bag lunches on SUP/Surf trips or sit down restaurants
  • All Dinners
    Dinners at Chinese restaurants and street markets
  • Wetsuits
    We recommend you bring a shorty and a 2mm-3mm wetsuit for surfing
  • Booties
    We recommend that you bring a 2mm booties for sup or surf in open ocean
  • Snacks
    We recommend you bring your own snacks - energy bars, organic almonds, etc can be difficult to find in Taiwan
  • Personal hydration Pack
    We recommend that you bring your own personal hydration pack for longer paddling trips

Available Packages

Single Room
$3000
Deposit: $1000
Shared Room
$2000
Deposit: $500

Available options

One day tour of Taipei
$100

Itinerary

Kaohsiung
Welcome to Taiwan!

On your first day, we'll pick you up from the airport and we will stay in a hotel close to the airport and the port of Kaohsiung. We'll take a walk in the city and the night market at night to get acquainted with local culture. Also if you're adventurous, we'll teach you some Mandarin! 

Who’s Going

Your Organizer


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Mike Wang
2 reviews
Hello from Alameda! In 2013 I decided to leave my professional career as a Finance and HR manager at UCSF and start my own business. Before then I had been working in offices since I graduated from college and doing a lot of paddling on the weekend (mainly kayaking and rafting). I had developed severe back pain from all of the sitting activities in my life: sitting in offices and meetings, sitting at home watching tv, sitting to drive to rivers and oceans, sitting paddling in kayaks and rafts... Just sitting all the time! I realized that I needed to make a change and hence STAND UP PADDLE! SUP combines my passion of paddling and be healthy to heal my back by standing up. I am enthusiastic about teaching people how to paddle and how to stand up and love sharing my love for the sport. This sport is open to everyone! Originally from China, I have travelled the world in search of water. I was first introduced in paddling on a frozen lake in Beijing when I was a child. I love all water-based activities: kayaking, rafting, stand up paddle and surfing. I have 16 years experience in kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddling. Destinations include many parts of the San Francisco Bay, California coast and rivers in the Sierra. Paddling has also taken me to many beautiful international locations: Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, Canada, Mongolia, Mexico, Hawaii, and China. However, my favorite paddle is right in my backyard: Ballena Bay of Alameda. Certifications: PaddlFit Coach level 1 to level 3, American Canoe Association (ACA) SUP instructor level 1, 2, Level 3 Whitewater, First Aid and CPR.

Reviews

Best trip ever! Mike is a fabulous organizer, complements well with Marko of Malik Travels. Both are dynamic, energetic, great people persons! Excellent communications with participants regarding desires, checking in daily and following up with thoughts, feelings, mood, and the pulse of the group - no small feat with 16 participants. Malia and Nicole are amazing yoga instructors both on and off the board. I achieved a headstand with Malia's gentle, supportive coaching! I would recommend this trip to anybody and everybody who loves to be outdoors, whether or not they do yoga or SUP!
LM
Wonderful, beatuiful and magical !