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)