Monday, October 30, 2006

Big that you?!

spot the looney!

Friday, October 27, 2006

Boogie Wonderland

Great fun last weekend for a few pointies. Chad and Wal performed in the great dance off as Lewy marvelled at their talent, Dr. Lou Knee re-set Josh's broken nose with chopsticks and Cathy, Kristin and Tina just shook their heads and wondered what was going on!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Little Pointies

A strange tribe of native women living in the hills above Jinshan sometimes venture down to the shore to view the huge strangers in broad Pointy Hats.

Picture: newspaper photo from Tobes

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Ride the Mild Surf

big crowd, small waves

Saturday, October 21, 2006


World champion

Dan let me know the news that Kelly Slater has done the unthinkable and won an 8th world title. Many of the pointies watched webcasts of Slater at Bells and recently at Mundaka. The guy is just a freak. On another matter, Big Chad and Cathy are in town for the weekend: cruise down to the Green tonight to say hi.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Vicious Schnoz Attack (warning:graphic photo below)



Even the presence of the Lord of Jinshan couldn't prevent this horrific injury at Jinshan last evening. After Wal, Josh and Tobes had been in for only 15 minutes, some nut kicked an out-of-control longboard into Josh's face. Result: broken nose, cut to the bone, 7 stitches by the plastic surgeon and worst of surfing for a month!
Surf etiquette and surf safety in Taiwan? We've got a long way to go, unfortunately.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Lord of Jinshan

There are no words to describe this majesty......

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Exceeding Expectations


Wal, Josh and Dave were itching to try the new boards. Jinshan 2 was the meeting spot: Dave fixed his ding (badly!) and Josh and Wal headed to Jinshan. Reported it was OK on the middle peak, then Carl, Steve and Tobes arrived at No.2 , Tobes via Act Cent. Went to Rocket, no good, back to No 2. Phew! Finally all went out and got some good waves. Steve was throwing a few little Occy turns off the wave, showing the old boys up at Jinshan 2. Josh and Wal got some over at Jinshan as well, regular readers Garth and Greg commenting that " the guy with the dinged board would have been a bit dark..." Indeed!
the boys

Saturday, October 14, 2006

always check...this hurts!

Caveat Emptor!

new pointies

While delighted with the new boards, Dave and Josh discovered that Dave's board had a beauty of a ding on the deck when it was unpacked. Ouch! The new logo came up a treat on Dave's pure white 6'4" fish, Josh's 6'10" fish with blue tick and Wal's beautiful new 8' mal in classic double stripe design.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Pointy of the Month: Big Gazza

Name or nickname: Gazza
Favorite surfing beach: Airport Lefts
Best surfing moment (describe): Paddling out through the cave at Ulawatu for the first time, a real sense of history and anticipation. Also standing on the beach at 12 foot pipe, only six guys out and hundreds watching these incredible waves unloading in front of you
Surfing hero (and why): The wounded Gull, the one and only MR. A big bloke who surfs with real style 2 ft to 20 ft, and he’s not getting any younger, an inspiration to us all.
Favored board type: Big boy twinny fish, makes you feel like a superstar even though those mega carves are in fact pathetic wiggles.
Surfing maneuver you’d love to do: Come out of a stand up tube!
Dream surf spot: Maldives
Other sport (play) and (watch): Watch- The mighty men in black, nuff said! Play- Paddling
Greatest personal sporting moment(s): I missed it…. My son dunking in his first basketball game, they raised the hoops the following week.
Ultimate pin up: Laird Hamilton’s millennium wave
Food: The one and only Kiwi roast
Drink (variety): Steinlager
Thing you miss most about home: Surf everyday, and daylight saving, surfing until 10:00 pm at night in the summer time.
Thing you like best about Taiwan: The people, and coffee shops on every corner and at every beach!
Music: Anything off Azza’s i-pod, the man has taste
Best advice you’ve ever had: Life is not a practice run- live it now.
Movie: Armageddon
Collections: Surf Skis
Who would play you in a movie? The Hoff, looks, the body, singing ability, what a package
Current car: Ex kindergarten bus, Ford econo van- it’s for sale, any takers?
Dream car: Toyota Tacoma 4x4 double cab truck- gotta have space for the dog.
Near death experience: Full somersault at 60 km/hr over a 12 foot bank, the motor cross bike was totaled.
Your idea of a great night out: Few beers, surf movie, and a Barbie, or camping at the beach
Philosophy on life: Carpe Diem, seize the day!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Unidentified Floating Objects

Abbie Joyce got a few UFOs in her bucket down at the far end of Green Bay on the weekend. We copped a few on Jinshan point as well: they seem pretty harmless, but what are they?

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


restaurant cam
spider cam

Not a lot on offer. Dashi is flat according to cam, Jinshan as above. The Act Centre doesn't appear to be catching any swell at the angle it's coming in on. Have a good one.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Back to Jinshan

getting ready

Yesterday's gold still fresh in the mind, Dave and Josh and Dan headed to Jinshan. It's all been happening: Josh was told to get out of the water Friday evening because a DEAD BODY was about to be hauled in! Josh also got good waves yesterday at Jinshan. Today, we got some onshore point waves...a bit frustrating, but the Maestro, Dan, made it all look quite effortless. We surfed out a bit of frustration after checking every spot all the way to Green Bay.....! (more photos below)
nice shape
josh and dan
point waves

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Toucheng's tender touch!

Dave's right handers

Incredible waves just off Toucheng harbour today. Went to find new road to N/E coast..did..Fulong blown. Round to Dashi...offshore and interesting but pretty small. Down to Wailio (sic?) then just off the breakwall at Toucheng...awesome right handers off the wall! Sets were getting up there..a solid 4 foot...king sets nudging 6'. Dave nearly had kittens when he saw the lineup. Toucheng to Neihu just 1hr 20 on another new expressway including a 13km long tunnel! This joint is COOL! other photos below..
Dave's rights at Toucheng
another right
Dashi small but offshore
Fulong blown

Friday, October 06, 2006

Jinshan holding so far

Jinshan looking pretty good...let's hope it holds for the weekend.

While we're waiting, did you ever wonder why they don't make one of those cute animal animation movies about surfing? Look no further than this!

Monday, October 02, 2006

Who brought that pastie?

A rather strange fellow was spotted at Josh's place on the weekend. Plenty of pointies enjoyed the festivities and a great game, however several brawls broke out later when it was revealed that someone had brought a pastie. What next?