Sunday, December 30, 2007


Dave has spent 9 days going round the island. Jialeshuei down in Kenting lived up to its rep and provided some power rights into the river mouth with good size for days on end. The left worked most days as well. A bonus were the summer temps, light winds and blue skies.
The south east and mid east coasts, however, are a revelation. Check the slide show above. Lots of places, lots of potential...exciting!
New friend Jandré from Ilan had a very cool motorbike/surfboard setup as well when we met up at the eight immortals...

Friday, December 28, 2007

No surf in Taroko but...

...there's plenty everywhere else!!
No photos yet, but Dave's southern then slow east coast crawl surfing odyssey is nearly over with some awesome discoveries and confirmations of long held rumours. That "special" google map for 'pointies only' will have a lot of updates soon. Take it easy...

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Foam City!

Boy in the bubble bath (top): Tom Woods, 12, emerges from the clouds of foam after deciding that surfing was not an option
It stretched for 30 miles out into the Pacific in a phenomenon not seen at the beach for more than three decades.
This happened at Yamba on Australia's far north coast near the world renowned Angourie Point...freaky!
Lots of Pointies headed out for the xmas break...expect some tales from spots all over the world as well as our own Taiwan in a week or two!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Stephanie Gilmour: Another Australian world champ!

In her rookie year, Coolangatta girl, Stephanie Gilmour has won the womens' world surfing title. Read more about this remarkable surfer here.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


A stack of Pointies dropped their hats and boards to don their T shirts for a night of revellry. We were celebrating Andrew's buck's night. Check it out...

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Occy: over and out

The great man retires this week after the Pipe Masters. A short article on his ups and downs.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Blue and Clear

What a magic day! Dave and Tobes met back at the factory at dusk, must have been good to keep them out that long. Light offshore, fun waves and best of all, clear blue skies and clear blue water. The guy beside Dave in the bottom photo didn't have such a great time though! Video above of a short full right at the Cliff.

Surfboard ban on BA

Check this article. Seems British Airways has put in place a complete ban on boards as baggage about a month ago. Let's just hope this sick attitude doesn't spread, or on your next trip you might be hiring a beat up old clunker to get some waves...
If you have a Facebook account, you could join the Facebook ‘British Airways Surfboard Ban’ group to add your voice to the protest.