Sunday, October 28, 2007

Pickin' up some scraps...

What a great day! Even though the wind was full on onshore, the sun was out, the waves were fun, the crowd was non-existent and the water was clean and cool...what more could you want?!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Baishawan Beauty

Side shore wind with a messy beach break about sums it up at Baishawan Sunday morning. A few rides were had, but nothing to get excited about. Beauty of a day, but the shifting waves made for poor surfing. On the bright side we downed a box of Dunkin Doughnuts and some good coffee while we watched the surf.
(photos and words: Tobes)

Sunday, October 21, 2007


Yesterday, Dan and Nicky ended up cruising through the tunnel down to Yilan Tucheng in the afternoon...

"Pretty solid swell was hitting parts of the coast with an off shore wind.
Surfed a rocky series of outcrops between the northern end of Wushi harbour and the taj mahal, a couple of hundred meters past a new yellow building that you can't miss. Felt like the swell was building. Only have a stick picture unfortunately. Spied a new vehicle that I am thinking of getting to carry my boards.
Arrived as they were retrieving some dude who had been swept past the tetrapods at the southern end of wushi harbour beach. He had numerous abrasions on his head and didn't make it, pretty crazy and sobering that is for sure."

Friday, October 19, 2007

Surfer Girls and Top Photography

After a request from an avid reader of pointyhat, after recent posts, I submit this surfer chick shot. This shot was sourced from an amazing Taiwanese east coast surfing web site called eastrange. Check this link or the link on the right (under "Taiwan") and go to "images" for some fantastic shots. Also, check "location" for a nice little surf shot map: so much for us keeping our surf spot map secret!
Thanks to Scott for the website info...

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Fun and Slushy

A few fun, slushy ones for Dave at Pointies was actually pretty good. (see video on youtube pointyhat as well). Saw Scott and a few mates out and had spied them doing a pretty good job with the sea kayaks earlier.
Tobes reported that a good gang got some nice ones at Fulong on Thursday, before flattening out yesterday. A member of the party "did a hammy", one foot sliding off the back of the board while the other kept going...ouch!
(photos and video: Cass)

Southern Sighs

Dan and family got some howling offshore down Kenting way at the end of last month (bottom two photos). The dreamy shots above are of the following week: former Jinshan surfer, Beibei showing how it's done in some spectacular, beautiful!

Sunday, October 07, 2007

The Green Room

setting up...

When it happens so rarely, it is quite a euphoric feeling. In the aftermath of Typhoon Krosvo about 1 pm on Sunday, the Cliff really turned it on. Decent size, fast crisp hollow waves and dave got one clean as a whistle, about 3 seconds in, then popped through the curtain. He's stoked! above is one of the few fast lefts that came through

Monday, October 01, 2007

A good weekend

GP, Craig, Andrew and Tobes went to Pointys on Saturday which started out small, but on the tide change we had about an hour of decent swell at the far end of the beach.
A bloke from downunder by the name of Brian gave up his shortboard for a day of longboard surfing. It was great to have him join us and perhaps he can come back again when the surf will allow him to use his 6’10” thuster. (See pic of GP and Brian at van)
On Sunday GP, Aaron, and Tobes were over at Bia Sha Wan. Started out windy and rainy, but then the wind and rain stopped, the surf cleaned up and the point began to work. All in all a good day.
(photos: Tobes)