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Subtropical island nation, about 350 miles long and 100 miles wide, located 90 miles off the Chinese coast; also known as Formosa, which means "beautiful island." Taiwan was first surfed in 1965 by native high school student Jeff Sun, who still rides today and is regarded as the island's top surf guru. Sun opened Jeff Surf Shop, the first in Taiwan, in 1979; the Chinese Surfing Association was fou...

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