Sunday, April 08, 2007

Pointy of the Month: Big Josh

Name or nickname: Big Tranh, Symesy, Booza (back in the day)
Favorite surfing beach: Winkipop (when it is under 5 foot!!) / Dreamlands
Best surfing moment (describe): Surfing at Dreamlands in Bali. We stayed in a hut near the beach, woke up at sunrise to 4 foot, offshore and glassy. No one else turned up for 2 and a half hours.
Surfing hero (and why):Gotta be Kelly Slater, the man can do anything.
Favored board type: My 6’10” Fish
Surfing maneuver you’d love to do: Anything more than just standing up and going straight ahead.
Dream surf spot: Bali – so many beautiful breaks
Other sport (play) and (watch): Cricket, Aussie Rules, Rugby
Greatest personal sporting moment(s): Vic Country U/18 Cricket Team / being named “Pointy of the Month”.
Ultimate pin up: Kristin (of course). Sarah O’Hare / Angelina Jolie.
Food: Roast Lamb
Drink (variety): Crownies
Thing you miss most about home: Regular surf. The wide open spaces, and beautiful beaches. Nous.
Thing you like best about Taiwan: Food. Hanging out with the lads. Travel opportunities.
Music: Xavier Rudd, Donovan Frankenreiter, Midnight Oil.
Best advice you’ve ever had: Go Hard or Go Home.
Movie: Gladiator, Billy Madison
Collections: Superhero Figures
Who would play you in a movie?: Mel Gibson in his Lethal Weapon roles.
Current car: The Purple Haze – not running right now!!
Dream car: Sandman Panelvan
Near death experience: I was surfing in Bali and got sucked under, I didn't know which way was up or down. I couldn't find my way out and thought I was gone, but luckily I lived to tell the story.
Your idea of a great night out: Starts in Taipei on a Friday night, and finishes up in another state or country on the Saturday.
Philosophy on life: Here for a good time, not a long time.

1 comment:

Stipe said...

Cricket in Taiwan: