Sunday, April 30, 2006

Dashi dreaming...

The east coast is dead flat this morning. This is the only cam shot working. I know Tobes is going out to Jinshan this morning, so maybe he could give you a report...

Saturday, April 29, 2006

All cameras still down. This is a still from the Dashi camera...I think it is current, the time stamp is wrong. Anyway, the most optimistic surfer probably should stay home today...yesterday was supposed to be better than today and...(see yesterday's report)

Friday, April 28, 2006

Rain and slush

Slushy one footers vied with pouring rain to be the most objectionable part of our Friday afternoon trip.
I think it was a draw in the end... Ross and Dave were not amused!

Thursday report

Went out Thursday after school for a surf at the activity center. Overcast, no rain, very low tide. 1-2 foot with slight off shore. Middle peak was working for both lefts and rights. Far breaker looked to have a left going, but I was too lazy to walk that far. Not an epic day, but very fun and had it all to myself.

We're thinking of going out today at're always welcome. (Dave)

Thursday, April 27, 2006


Surf is pretty sad at the moment, although we don't know for sure as both cams are down again.
These newlyweds were nearly as excited as Ross (lurking out the back) to see a few little waves on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Late decision

Ross waits on a bigger one...

Taking off..

A late decision to go over seemed a poor one at first. Loads of traffic and just a few dribblers greeted Ross and Dave. It picked up after a while and the boys got a few beauties. Dave has finally fixed his fish and declared it to be just what was needed out there.

Silly Comparison

I try to stop myself, but I can't help it. After checking Jinshan's cam, I decided to look at the Merewether stills from this morning. Oh, I'm very silly!

Sunday morning

Gone onshore, looks like it has picked up a touch. A few warriors interested in a messy break off the car park at Jinshan

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Saturday morning conditions...

It was actually great fun! Tiny little waves, strong offshore spray back, clear cool water and full sunshine the original 3 had fun trying to stay on waves, body-boarding some and talking loads of rubbish. Dan and Nicky and Zef turned up just when they were about to leave, so they left it to the style master on his plank!

Despite this, Carl, Dave and Ross are heading over...wish us luck!

Friday, April 21, 2006

B is for!

Thanks to Tobes for these latest gems.... These surfing terms are taken from "The Surfin’ary" by Trevor Cralle


Backdoor: A maneuver in which the surfer takes off to one side of or behind the peak in order to traverse the section of the wave where the lip will throw first.

Backsider: Surfers who put their right foot forward. (same as goofy foot, screw foot)

Barbie, Barbie Doll: A plastic doll with an hourglass figure. The term is applied to girls with figures or intellects like the doll’s.

Bare Back: Surfing without a wetsuit.

Barge: An extremely heavy or large surfboard.

Barnacle: Someone who is better off sticking to the rocks. (same as a kook)

Barnacle Face: An old surfer.

Barney: Someone

Thursday, April 20, 2006


Occy's slashing bottom turns, Parko's lip bashing acrobatics and Slater's spray fountain cutbacks showed us all what pro surfing is all about this week at Bells. Many of the Pointyhat boys have been glued to the webcast: Slater took top honours and rang the bell after a masterful display.
Also, someone has found a new psycho mystery spot somewhere in Australia. Check some mentals here.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Spot the Loony

Sunday morning blues

Current conditions are not too inviting.
Don't waste a trip, Tommy!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Gonad Man

I've missed Captain Goodvibes since I was in high school.
Now Johnsy has revived my interest in that legend Gonad Man. Here's a taste: check out more here.

Who is Tommy?
Who is Tommy's mate?
Check comments under Aqua Boy's Pointy entry

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Pointy of the Month: Aqua Boy

Johnsy stylin on the "street surfer"

Name or nickname: sharpener, johnsy, aqua boy, CJ
Favorite surfing beach: Maori Bay, Muriwai, New Zealand
Best surfing moment (describe): falling off my board body surfing the wave and getting my hand accidentally caught down this beautiful shielas white bikini top at Mt Maunganui (rumored to be Azzas ex)
Surfing hero (and why): Gonad Man (he got the moves)
Favored board type: Muriwai Kauri Gunslinger (ain’t nothing that that thing couldn’t catch)
Surfing maneuver you’d love to do: Complete the keg surf on the back of Moes ute at 100kph for the full 10seconds.
Dream surf spot: Raglan
Other sport (play) Golf, Triathlon and (watch): lingere bowl, beach volleyball
Greatest personal sporting moment(s): Pulling on the Silver Fern, Jonah running over Mike Catt, Anytime NZ beats Aussie.
Ultimate pin up: Tatiana Griegorieva
Food: Hangi Kai
Drink (variety): Anything made in NZ
Thing you miss most about home: Clubbie stories and nudity at the surf club
Thing you like best about Taiwan: Carter, Gazza, Clarkie and Azza telling clubbie stories, any nudity!
Music: Kevin Bloody Wilson, he’s from NZ isn’t he?
Best advice you’ve ever had: Better to get busy living than busy dying.
Movie: Shawshank Redemption Who would play you in a movie? A fly on the wall
Current car: none
Dream car: Penrys van
Near death experience: Waking up at my teachers house on Christmas morning
Your idea of a great night out: anything I can’t remember
Philosophy on life: Strive for perfection, but know there is nothing perfect

Stuck Hard

A strange sculpture in the Jinshan carpark.

Was it erected by aliens? Is it wood? If stone, does it cut diamonds? Does the large ball in the foreground represent the crown jewels?


photo submitted by Tobes

Monday, April 10, 2006

Worlds Apart

South Coogee, Sydney yesterday...

Jinshan this morning...

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Surfing the Derwent in Tassie

Believe it or not, these boys are surfing in a river. A massive southerly swell hit Tassie this morning providing rare fun for just a few surfers.

Screaming white caps

Carl, Steve and Sean report a screaming S Easter obliterating any remaining swell at the activity centre this afternoon and generating little white caps out to sea. Looks like we might have enjoyed our last little flush of swell for a while as temps finally begin to climb. Might have to dust off those big planks.....

Friday, April 07, 2006

Peachy Peak

Dave reckoned he got his best wave ever in Taiwan today: "..smacked off the lip 4 times, 3 carving cutbacks, then stalled it into a dredgin' pit on the inner bank...", in your dreams Dave.
Suffice to say the peak's still working, going both ways, great clean 3-4 foot faces. Ross and Tobes got some beauties: Ross decided to take his leg rope off and swim into shore from way outside after taking off on a bombora..strange choice! Tobes got a few nice lefts on his fish and taught Dave a new word, "milf".

Anyway, great temp, sunshine, clean water and waves AND no crowd...doesn't get much better!

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Very small. OK at first, no wind, very pleasant. Got a few shooters through to the rocks down the far end but after an hour or so the onshore arched up. Got changed to go back in the usual driving rain, howling wind: I love surfing in Taiwan!

Ross waits on a rideable one...