Paishawan Beach Reviews and Ratings
Visitor reviews of Paishawan Beach surf break
May 14, 2011
mjo from Taiwan
This is nice beach to hang out. The surf is not nearly as consistent as on the East side of Taiwan and it can be windy, but occasionally there are some waves here. You also have to get the timing of the tide just right.
I recommend the Mango icee (bing sa) at the Barefoot cafe.
Paishawan Beach Ratings
Based on 3 votes. Vote
Quality on a good day: 3.0
(1 star: Even when the swell and winds are optimum, the waves are poor quality, 5 stars: If conditions are right, the waves will be World Class).
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
(1: Paishawan Beach is a fickle surf spot that only works a few times a year. 5: Reliable year-round spot).
Regional Rating: 4.0
(1: Paishawan Beach is usually very poor quality compared to other spots in North Taiwan. 5: the best break in North Taiwan).
Difficulty Level: 1.7
(1: Suitable for Groms. 3: Intermediates. 5: Expert tow-in surfers only).
Onshore Wind: 3.5
(1: even a light onshore ruins the surf. 5: Paishawan Beach can offer better rides with a light wind behind them).
Other Options: 3.5
(1: If wind or tide conditions are poor at Paishawan Beach, it will be poor everywhere nearby. 5: other locations nearby provide a rich variety of wind and swell exposures).
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
(1: An unsuitable spot. 5: Wind and wave conditions at Paishawan Beach are often excellent).
Water Quality: 4.0
(1: Known health risks from pollution. 5: Never any pollution).
(1: Often too crowded. 5: Paishawan Beach is an isolated spot where you are unlikely to meet other surfers).
(1: Getting to Paishawan Beach requires an overland expedition or chartering a boat. 3: A 30 minute walk from the nearest parking. 5: Park a vehicle right by the break).
(1: An ugly industrial backdrop. 5: A spectacular setting).
Local Attitude: 5.0
(1: Locals are hostile to visitors. 5: Either there are no locals who surf, or else they are accommodating and friendly).
(1: No convenient places to stay indoors. 5: A wide variety of accommodation near Paishawan Beach for all budgets from hostels to luxury hotels).
(1: Camping at Paishawan Beach is not possible. 3: Camping tolerated but no facilities. 5: A nearby camp ground has excellent facilities and a good vibe).
(1: Besides the surf and the solitude there is nothing to do when it is flat. 5: Paishawan Beach is in such an interesting area to visit that getting wet is a bonus).
Equipment and Repairs: 4.0
(1: Nothing can be sourced, not even wax. 5: Quality surfing equipment can be purchased or hired. Major repairs can be fixed too).
(1: Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. 5: A wide variety of places to eat and drink at Paishawan Beach, from fast food and cafes to fancy restaurants).
(1: Alcohol is not allowed in the country. 5: There is an excellent pub near Paishawan Beach where you can stay or park a camper van overnight).