Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Official Logo

Well, here it is. Brian has designed a cool, island inspired logo for the club which will be on the front and back of a T shirt soon. Get your cash to Brian before December 5, so you can get your gear before Christmas. Be the coolest cat in town with your new Pointy Hat shirt: the best cover up you'll get all year!

Monday, November 28, 2005

Golden Shower

GP and Brian had a very nice surf this weekend at a small beach just before you get to the tip of the north coast. They have named it “Goldies” after the coffee shop that is located at the beach. They also had a nice little surf at Fulong and found a new “surf coffee” shop where the guys speak English and said we can call anytime for a report. Southerly wind will be off-shore and the place hardly seems to get a crowd. One or two guys in the water this weekend. This photo has nothing to do with this at all!

Friday, November 25, 2005


have another drink.........

Ross and Dave didn't head to the beach on Thursday, this shot from Wed night might explain why.......Friday morning: Jinshan, Rocket blown out, messy, small. Went out on a little bank at Jinshan 2 and practisedf some takeoffs onhard kicking little muck waves. Water temp still fine, quality poor. As the swell continues to drop, probably nothing more this weekend.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Shalun beach


The Pillbox was flat last evening(see above) but the offshore tempted Ross and Dave to Shalun where they got a few small, smooth rights on the bank in the middle of the beach. A few cleansing ales later on mightn't have been the best idea.............

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Brian "The Pointdexter" Tobey reports:

The Monday Surf Report: No fun found anywhere.
Rocket: Lots of surf, mush, and white water everywhere, big and messy. Small left working inside the little military bay just to the left of the Rocket.
Green Bay: Three guys out, I watched for about 10 minutes, no rides.Jin Shan: Surf very big and everywhere, lots of white water.. Road blocked off again going into the parking lot. No people.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Last of the great beetle nut pictures

singing a song for ross and tobes
Dave and Dan were locked in a classroom, Carl, Aaron and Aquaboy were sending kiddies up and down the pool, so Tobes and Ross hit the Pillbox. Off shore but pretty small, the boys had a fair session. Ross dusted off the flamer to help with his twisted ankle and Tobes had the white Knight under him. Bit more swell and it would have been really good. Skateboard riding down the hill was pretty good too!!

Friday, November 18, 2005

give me more of that nut!

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Mystery Spot: where?

name this spot!

Here's a little teaser for you....where is this spot?
Hint: It's well within an hour's drive.
Prize for 1st correct guess: a pointy hat!

Tobes had a nice little session at the Rocket yesterday. Wave size looked to be about the same as those posted from Sunday with a mild on-shore. Had the place to himself for about an hour and then 4 other guys got in the water.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Jinshan 1 and 2

couple of shories

Carl and Dave tore up a few shories at Jinshan 2 (see above) Was quite a good little surf.
After, they spied a couple of beetle nut babies trotting out a few numbers and they didn't sound too good, but looked pretty hot in short skirts and Kiss boots.
Jinshan 1 point was irregular but OK, the main beach had a few of those rights which used to come through, a touch of offshore, but still far too many boys out. Dave got some gay little booties for his Sri Lanka trip!
usual crowd
nice form

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Surfer Joe

newspaper shots

Tobes and Garry did a super early...Jinshan dead flat and uninviting. Carl and Dave got the news at 7.45 on the way down the mountain and promptly turned round and came back.
Anyway, as we don't have any local pictures, check this sequence of shots of the best rugby league player in the world, Newcastle's own Andrew "Joey" Johns. My Mum sent me these newspaper clippings of Joey carving up some little Bondi shooters. Most surfers would be very proud of these moves and this boy grew up in the coalfields very far from a beach!

Thursday, November 10, 2005

All hail the king


Kelly Slater: now 7 times world champ. Youngest world champ at 21. Oldest world champ at 33. 7 years since last world title. Semi retired for years in between. A pretty good surfer....?!

Monday, November 07, 2005

Death defying Laird

Pointy of the Month Ross nominated Laird Hamilton as his favorite surfer. I read his bio and saw this quote " On August 17, 2000, he again raised the bar by towing in to what was indisputably the heaviest wave ridden to date -- a Teahupoo ledge that defies description."
I found a photo of this wave and was amazed at the whole sequence ...if you want a good scare, check it out. They reckon if he didn't make it out, he would almost certainly have died!

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Otters return


Nothing, it seems, can deter the Jinshan otters as they migrate. Normally craving the slightest of bumps on the ocean surface, these sleek black skinned creatures were quite content to loll around in the still waters. Not even the chance to mate onshore seemed to draw them away from their traditional spot.
This weekend is excellent for "otter spotting" as not a wave nor a zephyr of wind disturbs their school.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Pointy of the Month:"Tuck"

the champ

Name or nickname: Ross ‘Tuck’ Tucker
Favorite surfing beach: I’ve only been to five!
Best surfing moment (describe): One evening having a VB with the boys at Jinshan after a surf.
Surfing hero (and why): Don’t really know any, but I like the way that Laird Hamilton really rates himself.
Favored board type: BIG
Surfing maneuver you’d love to do: Sick Air
Dream surf spot: Anywhere with a barrel, me (on a lucky day), and someone with a camera
Other sport (play) and (watch): Rugby, but I have a soft spot for anything that could lead to trauma type injuries.
Ultimate pin up: Anna Kournikova
Food: Butter chicken and garlic naan
Drink (variety): Beer ….cold…preferably free.
Thing you miss most about home: Clean air, clean water, no people
Thing you like best about Taiwan: Chaos
Music: An eclectic mix – REM, Midnight Oil, Muttonbirds, Hunters and Collectors…bands you’d have a good time listening to in a pub.
Best advice you’ve ever had: Go home!
Movie: Cool Hand Luke
Who would play you in a movie? Dolph Ludgren
Current car: Half a Corona (the car not the beer)
Dream car: A whole car.
Near death experience: Wandering drunk in a minefield
Your idea of a great night out: BBQ, beers, and banter
Philosophy on life: The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

3 inches and perfect!

pointy checks the scene

Our man "Pointy" got out his ruler and reckons Andy Irons is only riding a 3 inch version of see it's all in the perspective. Carl reports from a crowded Jinshan this afternoon: " There were 47 guys in the water all wearing steamers, and the waves were peeling off left and right:only trouble was they were only 3 inches big!"
Pointy reckons Carl has just lost perspective.... maybe Jinshan was 15 foot and offshore?