Saturday, October 29, 2005

Rain, Rip, Regret


Very strong rip, very annoying driving rain, sets hitting us on the head, smashed into rocks on the shore break, paddling non-stop: gotta love this sport!

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Green Bay (Fudge) Packers


Carl and Dave scanned a blown coast and had not seen a surfer until.....the near end of Green Bay ("Tunnels") revealed 37 boys in the water! Most in full suits, lolling around, when a wave came, of course everyone caught it. This was an amazing sight(above and below) on an otherwise unremarkable day: the boys went back without getting wet.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Lashed and bashed

stormy pointy hat

This pointy had the right idea: stay onshore! Ross, Dave and Carl found a wind whipped pillbox with a killer undertow. Catch a wave, get bashed, come in, walk up and paddle out again.
Wind lashed and tired from a constant paddle against the rip, this wasn't great fun!
Pill box and pointy

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Low tide, good waves

low but good

Spur of the moment dash to the Pillbox turned out well for Ross and Dave. Got a little bigger out there, nice 3 foot sets. Very low tide was creating some crazy peaks, but good to blow some cobwebs out.....but not as good as this. Check it out.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005


Brian got a few left handers at the rocket on Monday afternoon. For some reason, out by himself, he felt a little spooked....something must be eating those 3 headed fish swimming around in the power plant outwash!

Monday, October 17, 2005

Dan at Jinshan Point

Well, look how fancy we are! Dan got a few at Jinshan Point on Sunday afternoon and here is an example. Please don't expect this level of sophisticated graphics all the time, or you'll be very disappointed!

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Well, it was a surf

not too bad

Dan went to Jinshan(blown) and then to Green Bay (lots out and bit sloppy).
Dave, Ross and Carl went straight to the Pillbox and Carl met Tobes at the turnoff. The Pillbox was small and a little choppy, but, as usual, provided at least a few fun little waves. Ross really starting to swing his short board around and Tobes and Carl feeling more confident at this sometimes tricky spot.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Psycho Kiwis

Crazy Kiwi Doug Young was towed in to the biggest 2 person barrel ever at Teahupoo. He was behind the other guy at one stage (see board deep in the back) but rode it out.
I don't know about you, but this doesn't really look like a lot of fun....bring me my brown cordoroy trousers!

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Long drive

pilly never fails!

After a mountain road chocka with Sunday drivers and nutcases overtaking in thick fog and rain, the disappointment of Rocket, Jinshan, Green Bay et al was strong. Let's drive.....! Restaurants had a few guys out, but not real big and closing out a bit. Also, how do you get out to this break??
Pilly doesn't usually disappoint and didn't today. Even though small, it was clean and had a nice shape. Carl was stylish going left and right, sometimes on the same wave(!), Ross carving some big bottom hand turns. Dave scraped his knee again.
green bay

Saturday, October 08, 2005


Rain driving, surf surging, water gritty brown and murky: what a great day for a surf!
Not really, as a killer rip meant a constant paddle at the Pillbox. Carl, Ross and Dave not overly impressed but a couple of drops on some 5-6' stormy sets almost made up for it.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Kenting envy

Pointy Greg went on camp down at Kenting last week and took these shots of some peeling waves at Kenting.
All work and no play for Greg unfortunately....they look nice, don't they?

Monday, October 03, 2005

Prelude to grandeur

Dave and Ross got a few little beauties at the Pillbox after Longwang passed over on Sunday. 2 foot, but a nice offshore hoding them up. Dashed back for grand final celebrations..go the Tiges, which extended into the night. Coomba, Ross, Wol and Lewy all in fine form. Snake it out....!