Saturday, November 29, 2008

Pointies fine day

What a glorious day! Dan and Dave arrived to find Tobes and Gary getting out after an early fine session. T & G had their beautiful retro planks, Gary with his new 5 stringer. The wind had already got up and conditions had gone off, so D & D went to check Cliff, Rocket etc. No good, so back to find Pointies deserted. They stayed out for hours, getting a few left handers in the centre that dropped onto a fast bank. Not bad, great to be out on such a clear day.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Taj Mahal and Green Bay rights

Tobes, Gary, Andrew and gang got some good conditions yesterday morning on the east coast at Taj Mahal. Mid afternoon today Dave got a few nice rights peeling off the wall at the far end of Green Bay, at the rivermouth. The wind had got into it, but this place was sheltered (getting cold though isn't it?!)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Way down West

Somewhere down in the south west, waves like this are pumping in to rivermouths, usually around typhoon time. Surfline did a feature on Taiwan, specifically the south and south west recently..check it here.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Oil and water....

A few fun waves at the cliff this afternoon. Pointies (top) was clean and pretty but a bit too small. The cliff had a few full ones out the back but a nice little peak peeling both ways. A couple of oil spots in the water, but apart from that , great to get out on such a beautiful day. Dave finally ding repaired the MR Spitfire too, which was long overdue! (Josh's buck's weekend slide show has been taken down, but can always be accessed, as can other shows, at the pointyhat slide page. Link on the right, or hyperlink here.)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Shark biscuits?

This is the biggest shark ever caught in Taiwan, possibly the world, in Seven Star Lake in Hualien in 1997. There have been a number of recent shark events, including the capture of a 2 tonne, 5 metre champion down at Ilan. (more info here). There also could have been a feeding frenzy down at Kaohsiung on 18 fishermen...check this. Sharks really creep me out, but awareness is a good thing. I always told myself that all the sharks were gone due to the voracious appetite in these parts for their such luck it seems. Thanks to Danno for all the research here.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Better than a poke in the eye...

Dan saved Dave a trip with a "stay in bed" text, but the boys did get a few wind-swept, reasonably sized waves down at the far end of Pointies on Saturday. Waiting for the set and getting a few before the wind got right into it, Dan, Tobes, Gary, Vics and Mel as well as special guest from Baishawan, Dino, all got a few. The worst part was hauling the boards back to the vehicles through the howling onshore: a bit like a Saharan sand storm I heard!