The 2020 Taiwan Open of Surfing starts in Taitung today – Surfs Up


TAITUNG,
TAIWAN – Media OutReach – 18 November 2020 – The 2020 Taiwan Open of Surfing is entering its 10th anniversary this year. The five-day competition will be held in Jinzun Harbor in Taitung County during 18-22 November. While most international surfing contests this year have been canceled or postponed until further notice due to the pandemic, Taiwan has excelled at beating COVID-19 with minimal disruption to daily life. Since the outbreak, Taitung’s status of zero coronavirus case contributes to Magistrate April Yao’s decision to proceed with this year’s Taiwan Open of Surfing as scheduled. The winning prize of 800,000 New Taiwan Dollar (about US$26,600) marks the highest accolade in Taiwan’s surfing competition history. With this, the event organizer hopes to boost publicity for the Taiwan Open of Surfing and continue to share this special event with the world. 

The 2020 Taiwan Open of Surfing starts in Taitung today – Surfs Up

Taitung
County bordering of the Pacific Ocean sets a slow pace for locals and visitors
to enjoy its mild climate and fresh air. These factors along with consistent
surf make Taitung the perfect location to hold a surfing competition. The
Taitung County Government has collaborated with the World Surfing League (WSL)
to host the Taiwan Open of Surfing in Jinzun since 2011. This international
surfing competition has attracted over 30 different countries’ top competitors
over the years. This year the contest will continue to cooperate with the WSL
as they have agreed to provide remote support to ensure the event adheres to
the strict WSL international tournament standards – from competition pre-planning,
scoring, live broadcasting, etc. Once the world recovers from COVID-19, Taitung
hopes to continue with the WSL to host this grand world-class surfing event
long into the future.

 

The
Taitung County Government has been actively promoting various ocean activities
and events – such as beach cleanups, surfing lessons, marine life education,
local hand-craft markets, kite surfing and windsurfing demonstrations, and many
more ocean-themed activities to encourage the general public’s participation.
All participants can experience first-hand Taitung’s unique allure and its
picturesque surroundings. Official website: https://www.taiwanopenofsurfing.org/tw

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