Thursday, December 17, 2009

Aussies go ballistic

Now, if only just 1% of this talent would rub off on me I'd be a happy man!

''I was looking at Mick [Fanning],'' Taj Burrow said. ''And Mick was looking at 'Parko' [Joel Parkinson]. Parko was looking at Steph [Gilmore] and Steph was looking at me and we were all just kind of looking at each other when someone said this has to be as good as it gets. Mick won the world title, Joel won the triple crown, Steph won the triple crown and the world title, and somehow I'd won Pipe. Are you kidding me? We'd all achieved some of our dream. It was a pretty wild moment right then. Australian surfing is just going mad.''

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Mick Fanning is the new world champ!

2nd time for Mick, good on him.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Green Iguana

As things wind down to Christmas, some Pointies' thoughts are elsewhere. I don't know if anyone is going to Nias, but I had to include this beautiful shot (top photo). The bottom photo is Nihiwatu pumping away and someone IS going there! Others are off to the Philippines, while others will hope to catch some winter swell here on island. Let's start to get ready...

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Eddie did go

This photo gallery is unbelievable...high quality and massive fear factor!
Greg Long won the event, the videos are pretty incredible too.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

It's on: biggest swell since 1969?

The Quiksilver in memory of Eddie Aikau has only been held 7 times in 24 years because the swell needs to move beyond 6 metres. Looks like it will be on, as a monster swell hits Waimea. Check video above.
Don't forget the showdown between Parko and Fanning for the world will come down to results at the Pipe Masters starting Wednesday.....

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Taitung power

Friday morning nice light off shore blowing into clean 3ft waves that were providing fun walls for a mellow bunch of surfers. By mid morning it was pretty blown. The swell, as predicted, began rising and by next morning there was a solid swell breaking. Thinking that it would be a near solitary surf it was a wild surprise to see loads of surfers piling out of vans to make an assault on the fresh swell. With in the space of an hour the swarm of surfers were back in their vans and gone, after finding the pounding surf not to their liking. Leaving myself and Davin (Gottfried Mayers son, who rips) with the surf to ourselves.
With the swell continuing to build we did not last long either. We heading up the coast to another reef and scored some fantastic waves. Nice fast walls hitting a coral reef. Each tidal push increased the wave size and by late Saturday there were some solid waves rolling in.
First two pictures are of Davin and myself at Donghe and then Zef on a small inside shorey. The last photo is some guy laying down a solid line on a nice face. (Words by Dan)

Monday, November 30, 2009

Sign of the times II

I'm really going to enjoy my pillbox sessions now. This is the scene today, a weekday, at Wushi south side. GP reports it was as bad, if not more crowded on Friday. Robbo probably had the right idea and headed to Donghe and Taitung over the break...will be interesting to get his report.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanks for the Pillbox!

Pillbox was back to its best form today. Cross shore winds smoothed out the faces, fast rights in sections and lefts where turning back into the power section gave great long rides. Best of all the crowd is still like it was in the old days...just fishermen and foragers!

Monday, November 23, 2009

spam attack!

We've been getting a lot of spam attacks on the comments, especially of that last video, so I've removed it. If anyone is in need of all sorts of prescription drugs, especially viagra let me know: that's all these spammers seem to be selling!

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Wire on the Beaches

No wind, no swell, no problem. Yesterday was fine and even the barbed wire couldn't dent the spirits of two Robinsons and two local longboarders: they needed those big planks!

Friday, November 06, 2009

Cold water classic: Canada

Local Canadian beats a top field to win the cold water classic in Canada. These guys are real ironmen.

On a local note, there's been some good action at Pointies lately. Last Saturday saw some early morning action and the past few Wednesdays have seen some members taking advantage of the stellar weather and getting a few afternoon cleansers... take it easy and enjoy the outdoors this weekend....there might be a few little ones around.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Pointies, cruising and flow-riders

Tobes and others got some waves at Pointies on Wednesday afternoon: while nothing spectacular, it was good to get out on a week day afternoon. They were surprised to be joined by a couple of other surfers...sign of the times?

On a different note, the world's biggest cruise ship, newly commissioned has a flowrider on board: imagine the line up for that thing?!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Two's company and 58 are a crowd!

Dave and Dan called greenball correctly, but so did the 56 other guys in the water, with more getting ready to paddle out!
The waves were real nice, but it was carnage out there: this spot can't sustain a crowd like this one.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Let's move on..

As much as I loved that big wave action down at Nan Ao, reluctantly, it's time to move on. If you missed the slide show, or want another look, here's the link: we think it's worth a look.

Dan and Dave are both slowly recovering from their respective injuries, now they just have to get their boards patched up.

Looks like some action coming up this weekend....

Monday, October 12, 2009

You win some and ....

You can probably understand the injury toll after seeing this shot. Here's a winner.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Nan Ao-t of this world!

Just a couple of photos here...lots more to come. Dan and Dave got a first look and were in the water at 6.30 a.m. and got out at 3.30pm the last time. 8 foot plus in the morning, 6-7 foot in the afternoon, thick power slabs were rocketing across the thunder boulders of the inshore. Clean up sets of indeterminate (massive!) size kept things very interesting (I was glad to be wearing my brown corduroy boardshorts) Dave snapped two leg ropes and got pummeled many times on rocks and even stabbed himself in the stomach with his board along with shearing the swallow tail off the MR. Dan carved up every super set going, style and power combined, toying with the killer shore break at the end of each wave...this was the classic day to end all classic days. 4 hours to get home due to landslides on the Su Ao mountain didn't matter...unbelievable!!!! 

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Surfin' into the record books: more than 100 on one wave

And you thought the crowd at Jinshan was getting a bit rough...check this out

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Tide is nigh...

This is the protected south side of Wushi this morning, closing out a bit, bit messy. I'm thinking Green Ball could be the go, as the high tide is around 11am. I'm not going as the NRL grand final is on, but good luck...go Parra!
(photo: Surffella)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Mixed bag...

lolling around at the Rocket

Green Bay swell direction

onshore at the bay...

not finished off well!

Jinshan far end

It was an interesting day. The Rocket's surfers were hiding behind the breakwall as the swell burst onto the centre of the beach. Green Bay was awkward as the swell direction meant the wave went left into the river wall and Jinshan was pretty blown. Dave got a few fatties at the Cliff before they exploded on a shore fact the most excitement all day was trying not to get too smashed up by that was deadly!


Wushi has a touch more swell than yesterday, but the swell looks like it will hit the north a bit stronger today. I'm heading north now, will report later.
(photo: Surfella)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tidy stuff

Nice shaped wave rolling in at Wushi gang this morning. Even though not real big, the lack of wind smoothed things out. Looks like the swell is amping up for Saturday...wax those guns up skegs!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Nothing better than an "Early"

A couple of the boys made an early dash for the coast this morning, got a surf in, then back on time for wonder they were still smiling when I saw them this afternoon. It was worth the 4.30 a.m. roll call they reckon.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009


Luke P was getting a few nice ones rolling in off the point at Baishawan over the weekend while younger sis Emma enjoyed the shallows. I'm getting a bit worried about how good these kids are getting!!

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Flat spell breaks at last

Dave and Cass, Dan, Nicky, Zef and Evie along with Scott and Brian all enjoyed the charms of Pointies on a stellar weather day and a few waves to boot. The flat spell was cracked and some nice waves were ridden. Dan's new quiver got a workout, his classic single fin doing the job (see above) while Nicky worked some magic on the wood veneer super mal. Zef is turning into a very talented little grommy: won't be long before he's outsurfing all of us.
Ran into Mark down at Alleycats and he reported they'd scored some really nice waves at Cliffs on Friday afternoon/evening......we're all happy! (check slideshow above)

Thursday, September 03, 2009

somewhere off the SW of Oz

A picture speaks a thousand words...check the article

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

some action?

All charts pointed to a little swell spike late arvo/evening and early shots from the east coast showed some promise. Rumour has it that some one (or more) of the lads got out, but who? Maybe we'll get a report...
Anyway, let's hope something is happening to cause a few bumps on our flat seas...the weekend is shaping up OK at this stage.
(this photo has nothing to do with this entry...I found it and thought it looked great!)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Fishing Frenzy!

Dan reports from the weekend (bad news about Pointies, at least until winter....)

"With Pointies permanent closed due to surf life saving training days, we had headed to Jinshan. Slightly more than a shore lap with loads of contestants in the water did little to inspire a session. Luckily we had a borrowed SUP that provided loads of fun.
Towards the end of the afternoon a few fishermen decided to up the casualty factor and hauled their fishing boat in to the small peak for a bit of extra fun."
(words and photos by Dan/Nicky)

Sunday, August 23, 2009


This heat and lack of swell has meant I am shamelessly sourcing photos from Surfella the last couple of weeks. Not much action again, and the water temps are pretty much "warm bath" like, so it isn't even very refreshing. Maybe some of our other members got some surf??
(thanks again to photos from surfella)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Dieses surft in Deutschland

Our own pointyhat member Andrew witnessed this bizarre surfing in a river in Munich on his recent holiday. I have to say this is real dedication to the craft and they look like they're really carving a few good lines here too.