Monday, March 30, 2009

Thrills and Spills at Greenball

Greenball wasn't quite as big as expected, but still had some solid groundswell power and the angle of the swell meant it was super fast. Sections were sometimes made, sometimes not, but Dave had a long and fruitful session and had the MR twitchin'. (slideshow here)

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Pointy the Rhino: our keeper of the gate!

This legend greets us every time we go over the hill to Jinshan and the north coast.

Gazza should be picking up a few beauties in Bali by now, while Dan got some NanAo 4 plus footers this morning as he heads down the east coast. I'm thinking Greenball could be on tomorrow with some swell predicted...

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Board not required...

Conditions were brilliant, water clear, wind offshore, sun shining, but not a real lot of swell. Dave saw Andrew driving back when he was heading over to catch the lower tide. Frustrating on the board, but it was an excellent body bashing session!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Rear View and "Wind Checker"

After requests, a new photo section has been added in the side bar. A new photo has been added to "rear view". Comments positive or negative about this new section will be considered.

Have also added a very accurate "wind checker" in the side bar under the swell charts. For Taoyuan airport, but it should give another read on the wind to supplement the CWB charts.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Pointy of the Month: Andrew

Name or nickname: Vicars
Favorite surfing beach: Pointys
Best surfing moment (describe): When Mel and I managed to pull off a tandem ride on the SUP Board, mainly because I love her so much. (Mel if you are reading you can probably skip question 19)
Surfing hero (and why): Taj Burrows – because some local guy said I looked like him (Tobes also pointed out that just like Taj I too am yet to win a world title)
Favored board type: My brand new custom designed 6’8” short board which I foolishly left in the safe-keeping of my brother in N.Z.
Surfing maneuver you’d love to do: Any aerial moves – I’m pretty close right now.
Dream surf spot: Our family bach at Palm Beach. Once every year it throws up a wave or two.
Other sport (play) and (watch): I’ll play any sport I can and watch just about anything except for billiards and Yankees baseball games. Unfortunately, this counts out all of the sports channels we get here.
Greatest personal sporting moment(s): Bowl Champions, St Lukes Indoor Netball League, Division C
Ultimate pin up: Last sighted on the back of the male toilet cubicle. If anyone has any information regarding her whereabouts please contact A. Vicars or A. Gray.
Food: Anything from a corner bakery back home.
Drink (variety): Budweiser or Taipei Gold Medal Ale
Thing you miss most about home: Food, friends and the outdoors
Thing you like best about Taiwan: Cleaner than Jakarta, Manila and Bangkok, cheaper than Singapore and relaxed enough to give you the freedom to do just about whatever you want.
Music: Rock from the 90’s - Blind Melon, Tool, Pearl Jam, RAGE, Weezer, etc.
Best advice you’ve ever had: Get a haircut.
Movie: Best inspirational movie: Old school
Best quotable movie: The castle
Best action movie: Terminator 2 the final and definitive terminator movie. All subsequent terminator movies are blasphemy. Jihad my brothers, Jihad!
Collections: CD’s + Surfboards (5 and counting) and those little black things from the field (3498 + counting)
Who would play you in a movie? Me. Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson and Eva Mendes would play my girlfriends.
Current car: Ford Telstar
Dream car: Audi RS6 wagon or any car with a working radio and central locking
Near death experience: Too many to mention, although stupidity is the common ingredient in all of them.
Your idea of a great night out: An afternoon BBQ, some back yard cricket or rugby followed by a good house party. A house with a pool or close proximity to the beach would be perfect.
Philosophy on life: Sleep when you’re dead.