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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Gongs

Taiwan

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 23° 49.541' N
Longitude: 121° 35.132' E

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 Access

Drive about 10 miles south of HuaLian on the coastal highway. YanLiaoGang (YanLiao Harbor) is about 2 miles south of YanLiao town. Also, buses leave from Hualien train station every couple hours (check first, if possible) and stop at YanLiaoGang. Bringing boards on bus not a problem (acording to one busdriver at least).

English (Translate this text in English): Drive about 10 miles south of HuaLian on the coastal highway. YanLiaoGang (YanLiao Harbor) is about 2 miles south of YanLiao town. Also, buses leave from Hualien train station every couple hours (check first, if possible) and stop at YanLiaoGang. Bringing boards on bus not a problem (acording to one busdriver at least).

English (Translate this text in English): Drive about 10 miles south of HuaLian on the coastal highway. YanLiaoGang (YanLiao Harbor) is about 2 miles south of YanLiao town. Also, buses leave from Hualien train station every couple hours (check first, if possible) and stop at YanLiaoGang. Bringing boards on bus not a problem (acording to one busdriver at least).

English (Translate this text in English): Drive about 10 miles south of HuaLian on the coastal highway. YanLiaoGang (YanLiao Harbor) is about 2 miles south of YanLiao town. Also, buses leave from Hualien train station every couple hours (check first, if possible) and stop at YanLiaoGang. Bringing boards on bus not a problem (acording to one busdriver at least).

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name YanLiaoGang

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerPowerful, Fun, Powerless, Ledgey

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at and holds up to

Best tide position

Best tide movement

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rocks
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)

 Additional Information

There is a county park at the harbor with parking/legal-camping/toilets, which sits right below a Coast Guard tower (who are mostly interested in illegal imigrants landing by boat). Dont go in the water at the beach break in front of the parking lot or the coast guard will yell at you.

The surf spot is about 200 meters south of the parking lot. A long jetty extending from the parking lot creates a mini-harbor on its south side. Gongs is defined by a rock sitting about and 150 meters offshore, about as far out as the end of the jetty, and visible at low-mid tide. Usually a peak 10 meters north of the rock. can line up (lefts and rights), or jack on the outside and mush in. The inside rights terminate by thumping on the beach, so pull out conservatively until you got it wired.

Walking to the spot at mid or high tide can be sketch due to water surging through beach-stabilization pilings. Usually best to paddle from near the piers. Also, i've never paddled straight in from the spot but paddled back toward the piers.

Getting in and out of the water (for any spot in vicinity) is often not straightforward and requires consideration and planning.

English (Translate this text in English): There is a county park at the harbor with parking/legal-camping/toilets, which sits right below a Coast Guard tower (who are mostly interested in illegal imigrants landing by boat). Dont go in the water at the beach break in front of the parking lot or the coast guard will yell at you.<br /><br />The surf spot is about 200 meters south of the parking lot. A long jetty extending from the parking lot creates a mini-harbor on its south side. Gongs is defined by a rock sitting about and 150 meters offshore, about as far out as the end of the jetty, and visible at low-mid tide. Usually a peak 10 meters north of the rock. can line up (lefts and rights), or jack on the outside and mush in. The inside rights terminate by thumping on the beach, so pull out conservatively until you got it wired.<br /><br />Walking to the spot at mid or high tide can be sketch due to water surging through beach-stabilization pilings. Usually best to paddle from near the piers. Also, i've never paddled straight in from the spot but paddled back toward the piers.<br /><br />Getting in and out of the water (for any spot in vicinity) is often not straightforward and requires consideration and planning.

English (Translate this text in English): There is a county park at the harbor with parking&#47;legal-camping&#47;toilets, which sits right below a Coast Guard tower (who are mostly interested in illegal imigrants landing by boat). Dont go in the water at the beach break in front of the parking lot or the coast guard will yell at you.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;The surf spot is about 200 meters south of the parking lot. A long jetty extending from the parking lot creates a mini-harbor on its south side. Gongs is defined by a rock sitting about and 150 meters offshore, about as far out as the end of the jetty, and visible at low-mid tide. Usually a peak 10 meters north of the rock. can line up (lefts and rights), or jack on the outside and mush in. The inside rights terminate by thumping on the beach, so pull out conservatively until you got it wired.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;Walking to the spot at mid or high tide can be sketch due to water surging through beach-stabilization pilings. Usually best to paddle from near the piers. Also, i've never paddled straight in from the spot but paddled back toward the piers.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;Getting in and out of the water (for any spot in vicinity) is often not straightforward and requires consideration and planning.

English (Translate this text in English): There is a county park at the harbor with parking&amp;#47;legal-camping&amp;#47;toilets, which sits right below a Coast Guard tower (who are mostly interested in illegal imigrants landing by boat). Dont go in the water at the beach break in front of the parking lot or the coast guard will yell at you.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;The surf spot is about 200 meters south of the parking lot. A long jetty extending from the parking lot creates a mini-harbor on its south side. Gongs is defined by a rock sitting about and 150 meters offshore, about as far out as the end of the jetty, and visible at low-mid tide. Usually a peak 10 meters north of the rock. can line up (lefts and rights), or jack on the outside and mush in. The inside rights terminate by thumping on the beach, so pull out conservatively until you got it wired.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Walking to the spot at mid or high tide can be sketch due to water surging through beach-stabilization pilings. Usually best to paddle from near the piers. Also, i've never paddled straight in from the spot but paddled back toward the piers.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Getting in and out of the water (for any spot in vicinity) is often not straightforward and requires consideration and planning.

Atmosphere

I've only surfed there twice. Once was pretty good on a swell with some interval (by local standards) ... which may be necessary for surfable conditions. Zero sign of local surf activity. A fisherman with binglang stained teeth confirmed that no one ever surfs the place.

Also, surfing is illegal along the coast south of Hualien, though you probably wont get fined, just told not to surf.

English (Translate this text in English): I've only surfed there twice. Once was pretty good on a swell with some interval (by local standards) ... which may be necessary for surfable conditions. Zero sign of local surf activity. A fisherman with binglang stained teeth confirmed that no one ever surfs the place.<br /><br />Also, surfing is illegal along the coast south of Hualien, though you probably wont get fined, just told not to surf.

English (Translate this text in English): I've only surfed there twice. Once was pretty good on a swell with some interval (by local standards) ... which may be necessary for surfable conditions. Zero sign of local surf activity. A fisherman with binglang stained teeth confirmed that no one ever surfs the place.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;Also, surfing is illegal along the coast south of Hualien, though you probably wont get fined, just told not to surf.

English (Translate this text in English): I've only surfed there twice. Once was pretty good on a swell with some interval (by local standards) ... which may be necessary for surfable conditions. Zero sign of local surf activity. A fisherman with binglang stained teeth confirmed that no one ever surfs the place.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Also, surfing is illegal along the coast south of Hualien, though you probably wont get fined, just told not to surf.

General

Gongs and the surrounding area has some potential, although it is a really rocky coast. It could be worth the travel from taipei for variety from daxi.

English (Translate this text in English): Gongs and the surrounding area has some potential, although it is a really rocky coast. It could be worth the travel from taipei for variety from daxi.

English (Translate this text in English): Gongs and the surrounding area has some potential, although it is a really rocky coast. It could be worth the travel from taipei for variety from daxi.

English (Translate this text in English): Gongs and the surrounding area has some potential, although it is a really rocky coast. It could be worth the travel from taipei for variety from daxi.

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By anonymous , 14-05-2006

- Spot works at high tide and is pretty well protected from a Northern wind. Waves can be really good (i've seen it break really big here). Watch out for the cops.

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