Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Typhoon soldiers

against the wind

The boys braved the gale force wind at sandy beach near Damshui (see below). Ross, Dan and Dave got a few stormy numbers; Dan was stylin' beautifully as if it was an offshore summer's day. Ross tamed the "greenie" in the slop, wearing a few biggies and cutting some smooth moves on others. Ready to go again tomorrow!
typhoon fun!

Friday, August 26, 2005

Pointy of the Month: Big Carl

Name or nickname: Carl “Spotty” or “Big Carl” Lochrin
Favorite surfing beach: One Mile Beach, Bar Beach Merewether, Newcastle Australia
Best surfing moment (describe): Always the next moment
Surfing hero (and why): MR. The Seagull..poetry in motion
Favored board type: 70s single fin 80s twin fin now thruster
Surfing maneuver you’d love to do: Can you wax Paris Hilton?
Dream surf spot: Anywhere secluded and ultimately left handed
Other sport (play) and (watch): Soccer, rugby league, …anything!!!
Ultimate pin up: Dame Edna Everidge
Food: Sushi
Drink (variety): Scotch
Thing you miss most about home: surf and taxes
Thing you like best about Taiwan: tax rates
Music: Chisel, Midnight Oil
Best advice you’ve ever had: Work hard and play hard
Movie: Kill Bill 1 and 2
Who would play you in a movie? Clint Eastwood
Current car: GMH Prizm 1989
Dream car: New Prism with glass windows
Near death experience: Fingal Beach 94…swept out from Australia toward New Zealand in 4m storm swell
Your idea of a great night out: friends and alcohol and music
Philosophy on life: Don’t put off till tomorrow what you can do today!!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Flat as Julie Anthony's chest

These guys had enough of the excitement and headed home
Jinshan boys (or are they otters?!)braved the rain and the crowd to bob around in the ripples.

The rocket was as flat as the name suggests ( an Australian entertainer of most modest proportions)

Hoping for more swell than the cam suggested, Ross and Dave travelled over the mountain.

Do they really think that they will ever be greeted by miraculously improved conditions?!

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

migrating otters

Gazza over at bluebird boarding was so amazed at our picture of Jinshan on Saturday that he thought otters must be migrating.

Actually Gazza, I think the boys at Jinshan had all heard about our newest member, Pointette (pictured) and were out looking for her.

Jinshan is now a very cool place to be and the scene, the scenery, the food, the beers are all fantastic....just don't go there if you want a surf!!

Monday, August 22, 2005

Baishawan Blues

Pointy Greg sent this report from Baishawan and also cleared up the mystery of the empty StClair lineup (see a few reports back)

Big crowds and at Baishawan on Saturday morning (nothing on Jinshan though)

A small but just surfable wave for the Pettigrew & Carter grometts.

A big high tide early in the day.

A live octopus on the beach.

1 million lifeguards in training

Lots of sunburn!

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Weekend of Misery

yesterday's tragic scenes Posted by Picasa

Question: How many people are trying to catch a 3 inch wave at Jinshan Saturday?
Answer: Too many!
Jinshan conditions have moved beyond a joke with these scenes. Tobes set up camp there yesterday and reports that they're now charging 100 NT to park. The "scene" is cool, but the surf is just a little crowded!
All we can do is hope for some's picture below.
today's lake Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Wednesday is Whites Only Day at St.Clair!

Sean looks for a pointy (shark) Posted by Picasa

Is Dunedin the Red Neck Neo Facist surfing capital of NZ?

Before all the PC liberals get their knickers in a twist - Whites Only Day at St.Clair doesn’t refer to skin colour or ethnicity.
Rather it is the “Great Whites” (of the fishy kind) who have their day feasting on the local seals and sea lions (or any hapless visiting surfer who doesn’t know the pecking order in the lineup at Dunedin beaches)!

no one surfing Posted by Picasa
St Clair sun Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

World's Smallest Wave- Entry 2

smaller? Posted by Picasa

Brian managed to carve up a few in between giving Jack some tips...he's submitted this one for the WSW comp. It's neck and neck so far between Brian and any more?

Jack's a Pointy

good wave! Posted by Picasa

Young Jack Tobey is learning how to surf and picked up a couple of nice ones at the rocket. Jack looks like he has great balance and he'll go really well. Check out his form below and above
good balance Posted by Picasa
smallest? Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 15, 2005

Australian Dreamtime

Sophie stylin' Posted by Picasa

Father and daughter Clark are missing the whales breaching and the dolphins puffing...not to mention the crystal clear waters of Byron Bay. The Pointy Hat Club members are all in a kind of hangover from the summer break this week. Sophie Clark shows some style above and Peter surfs with an arm in plaster below.
clarky with broken wing Posted by Picasa

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Small and Smooth

smooth Posted by Picasa

Lots of boys out at the rocket. Ross and Dave arrived at 7.15 to find Carl, Tobes and Gary in the water. Two guys were paddling out and 4 more were on their way. Too many for a little peak.
R&D went to Jinshan number 2 to practise some tuck, duck and smash manoeuvres on the very
shallow bank.
Bob was on his way across the mountain followed by a phalanx of local boys.....hate to see the crowd at 11!
crowd builds Posted by Picasa
jinshan number 2 Posted by Picasa

Friday, August 12, 2005

Josh rockets in

Ross, Josh, Peter and Carl head back Posted by Picasa

Josh joined the Pointy Hat Surf Club this afternoon as he Coomba, Ross, Carl and Dave at the Rocket. Jinshan small and blown, Rocket small but clean. One Pointy was euphoric after a freak set produced a beautiful full cover up barrel. A rarity here in Taiwan, especially in conditions like today.
The boys are hoping for great things tomorrow morning....plan to head over early
rocket men Posted by Picasa

Thursday, August 11, 2005

World's Smallest Wave Competition-entry 1

Coombsy stylin' Posted by Picasa

World's Smallest Wave Competition: photographic evidence of the world's smallest rideable wave. This competition is perfectly suited to Taiwanese conditions. Peter lays down the gauntlet with this 6 inch monster.

Monday, August 08, 2005

A couple of sherbets...

dave's left hander at Merewether Posted by Picasa

First day back and Ross and Dave met Tobes and Carl out at Jinshan for a paddle. Surf was pretty small, armada of hire board boys in the water, but they had fun. A few sherbets were enjoyed at the little bar as the sun set...great stuff!
Dave got a few little beauties like this at home during the break and even took the Harley to see Clarky territory (below)
at Byron on the bike trip Posted by Picasa