Monday, April 28, 2008

Teahuppo goes psycho!

David Scard goes over the falls surfing his round of the Air Tahiti Nui Von Zipper trials at Teahuppo in Tahiti, which awards two wild cards into the World Championship Billabong Pro event in Tahiti on May 8. Top pic has Australia's Dylan Lonbottom in the tow-in session.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


If ever Tobes, Gazza, Aaron and Dan needed any further vindification for their stand up paddle boards, here it is! 4 times world champ, Mark Richards was spotted out at Merewether by the local paper's you'd expect, he was immediately expert. Click on the pic for a larger image.
(Newsapaper clipping sent by Dave's mum)

Monday, April 21, 2008

Gazza's airport lefts

Bobby P wasn't the only one getting some great waves over spring break. Gazza's spot of choice was ripped 4 or 5 times during the week as well as a surf Gary had at Kuta reef...looks pretty nice!

Something that is NOT nice is a filthy oil slick just 20 km off Jinshan. Check this article. Keep an eye out for any filth in the water and let's know if you spot anything...

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Maldives pure magic...

Ex TAS surfing legend and all round top bloke, Bobby P, has made all of us green with envy with these shots of his Spring Break. Danno is starting to save up now in the hope that he can get there........have a look at these waves!!!

Monday, April 07, 2008

Pointy of the Month: Mel

Name or nickname: Runna
Favorite surfing beach: Pointys
Best surfing moment (describe): Ok I am a beginner so my best moment so far was when I stood up for the first time at Jinshan amongst people floating on surfboards with snorkel masks, I felt like such a pro.
Surfing hero (and why): Sheesh I don’t have a clue, I was pretty impressed when I saw a guy out at Jinshan surfing with his dog on the front of his board, he can be my hero.
Favored board type: the bigger the better
Surfing maneuver you’d love to do: Standing up for longer!
Dream surf spot: Mount Maunganui, you can’t beat the Bay of Plenty!
Other sport (play) and (watch): Running and cycling
Greatest personal sporting moment(s): Racing in packed stadiums
Ultimate pin up: mmmm… Michael off Prison Break
Food: Jelly Tip Ice Cream
Drink (variety): Vodka Lemon and Lime
Thing you miss most about home: White sand and fish and chips
Thing you like best about Taiwan: The friendly people
Music: Anything apart from death metal and country
Best advice you’ve ever had: Don’t leave it until the last minute
Movie: Shawshank Redemption
Collections: Dessert Recipes
Who would play you in a movie? Alyson Hannigan
Current car: Ford Laser
Dream car: Anything with a stereo
Near death experience: Tramping on Mt Tongariro in a blizzard, yes thanks to Vicars we got out alive.
Your idea of a great night out: Friends, drinks and SING STAR!
Philosophy on life: Make the most of everything before you get too old to enjoy it!

Friday, April 04, 2008


The famous Surfest at Merewether beach is heading into finals this weekend. Someone has been drooling over the webcast of his home break. Some of the hottest young surfers in the world are on show here. (Taiwan 3 hours behind Merewether)

Solid 1 inch

A solid one inch of swell is pumping through Jinshan and Pointies this morning. The cleanup sets are up around 1 1/2 inches. At least it's stopped raining momentarily and conditions are glassy.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Small Ball

Green Ball too small after a very early run to catch it coming in to high tide. JB, Mark and Dave lamented the conditions, had a chat then checked an equally woeful Baishawan point on the way back. Next time...

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

On a short leash

Pointies served up some good stuff today. Good consistent size, touch of cross shore kept it clean and the low tide meant some fast shooters right across the bank. Dave got a few, got axed a few times trying to squeeze into barrels, but it was all good fun. Mark raced off to get a leash, Jim then snapped his, so it was all happening. Maybe Green Ball tomorrow early?