The launch of the 2021 Taiwan Open of Surfing in Jinzun and Shanyuan, Taitung

TAITUNG, TAIWAN –News Direct– Taitung County Government

TAITUNG, TAIWAN – Media reach – November 25, 2021 – Taitung has hosted the Taiwan Open of Surfing, the largest of its kind in Taiwan, in Jinzun, Taitung County for 11 consecutive years. This year’s event kicked off on November 20. Due to the pandemic, the event will only feature national competitions. Nonetheless, the Taitung County government continued to work with the World Surf League (WSL) to obtain permission from the WSL to host high-level national competitions. In addition, the organization of the Taitung Challenge as a specialized event made Taiwan the only APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) country to host a surf competition in 2021.

Hosting the Taitung Challenge as a specialized event made Taiwan the only APEC country to host a surf competition in 2021.

For the first time ever, the Taiwan Open of Surfing will also host events in Shanyuan Bay this year. The East Wave Festival will use a two-site structure to launch 10 large-scale themed events such as the Large Kite Expo, the Seaside Starry Night Movie Theater and the Taiwan SUP Speed ​​Challenge. These events will take surfing to the next level and change your preconceptions about the ocean. Additionally, Yang Chin-yuan, a professor at the Taipei National University of the Arts, has built the world’s only Stewart surf platform. This device creates a realistic simulation of real waves that allows people to enjoy the fun sensations of surfing indoors.

Taitung County Magistrate April Yao said Taitung’s 176-kilometer coastline, the longest in Taiwan, is a great place to develop water sports events such as surfing, kite surfing and SUP. Going forward, Taitung will continue to use its geographic advantages to transform the east coast into a gateway for water recreation on the Pacific Ocean. Taitung is also home to many Austronesian languages ​​and has a vibrant maritime culture. The county hopes that competitors and visitors can do more than just participate in an event when they travel to Taitung. The Taiwan Open of Surfing is also an opportunity to get to know Taitung, a diverse maritime city, and experience the charm of the slow economy.

For more details, visit the Taiwan Open of Surfing 2021 official webpage and Facebook page.


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