If Japanese friends visit during the surfing low season, YaSu will take them hot springing. “There is a Japanese TV show that recently reported about Lisong Hot Spring, so it has become quite famous in Japan,” he said. Winter is the only time suitable for surfing in Taiwan. During the summertime, there are no waves so surfers will chase the typhoons. “As long as you know that the typhoon is coming to Taiwan, some people will chase it to catch the big waves. It is exciting, but it is safety first!” YaSu said with a smile.
Over his time living in Taitung, Yasu has become familiar with the habits of Japanese surfers. However, due to the difficulty of transportation, planning a surfing trip for many is particularly troublesome. “Many people looking to come here will start by checking out my blog to see the past experience of others. They’ll use the articles shared by the users as a reference with respect to transportation via bus or taxi.” He explained that due to the limited bus services, and the fact that many small buses cannot accommodate a surfboard, coupled with a unclear schedule, this has caused many to be unable to board the bus. When coming to Taitung from Japan, you must take a flight from either Songshan or Taoyuan airport. “Trains will not permit surfboards.” YaSu stated helplessly. He hopes that in the future there will be direct flights from Japan. Or at least that trains will be able to accommodate surfboards. Increasing the ease of transportation will definitely attract more tourists. Tweaking just a few conditions will attract a large number of Japanese surfers. Yasu is still confident that he can introduce more Japanese to Taitung’s beautiful ocean and continue to spread the reputation of surfing in Taitung!