Monday, December 13, 2010

40,000 here we come!

We're approaching 40,000 hits, so I thought we'd celebrate with a new template design. I've kept the banner at the top, cos it looked a bit weird without it. If you're desperate to get the old template back just let me know, but I kinda like this one with the surfer traveling down the page with you, just sitting elusively outside that barrel....

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Uh Oh!

Tobes showed me his glossy new issue of "The Surfer's Journal" today. It looks unreal, BUT, there's a beautiful feature article on the allure of Taiwan. Maybe, planes full of surfer dudes might come, see what we usually see, then stay away forever more!

Monday, December 06, 2010

Tobes and Gp stylin' at Baisha!

The boys had a ball this weekend. Check out the show above, or at this link.

Inside the barrel at Uluwatu...

Must see this.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Point X

The Robinsons got Su Ao at a nice consistency today. Quite a crew in the water and there were more getting out when they arrived at 9.(photos: Dan and Nicky)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Not much...

Dave got a few sloppy Jinshan waves (above) before conditions got even worse. The Robbos turned up but didn't waste their time on this slop, rather headed for Greenies/Baishawan for a look see. Good to get in the water though...

jinshan LIVE

sloppy + stormy, but maybe a few to be had
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Baishawan yesterday

Monday, November 15, 2010

Pointyhats hit Singapore!

Dave and Wal had a great weekend in Singapore. Golf, races, beers etc. but the highlight was catching up with Singaporean Pointyhat members, Josh, Lewy and Clarky. It was a rollickin' weekend even though a bit of a haze at times!
Clarky had some great stories of his trip last week to Shipwrecks: he got some classic conditions, edgy and exciting, offshore and clear, juicing up loads of adrenalin with a bunch of mates. He still had a big smile on his face this weekend, so it was an epic session.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010


Sad news re Andy Irons...check video above. On a brighter note, Steph Gilmore just secured her 4th world women's crown after just 4 attempts...impressive.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Waves magazine...

Andrew Chisolm's magazine cover of the year. (thanks to Pointyhat official photographer, Lewy, for forwarding the shot)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Dreamin' on

If you've got bigger jewels than me and the road to nanas is open again, you could probably get some epic stuff down there in the next couple days...

Monday, October 25, 2010


Tobes has confirmed Gary's opinion that this was a stellar surf weekend. Saturday (above) had a touch more size, but there was quality surf everywhere. Tobes was buzzed! Great to see people getting some quality waves: more on the way it seems.....

Best Ever

Best surf ever at Baishawan? GP reckons it might be for him anyway over the weekend.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wushi Days

Wushi gang was crankin' yesterday morning, but kinda looked even better this afternoon as Surfella's resident photographer did a rare double shoot. Here's this morning and here's the smoothed out smaller action this afternoon. Damn this work thing!
Thanks to Gp and Scott for the tip about this action, and thanks to the legend out on the east coast who posts this stuff daily....we salute you!
(action: surfella)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Shark attack victim re-enters the water

Good on this bloke. Story here.

a little green ball action...

Green Ball attracts its usual small army of adventurers this morning...
(thanks to Baishawan daily blog for photo)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Clean miniatures

Wushi gang this morning at 7 a.m. (photo by Surfella)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

LIVE: from cliffs ...

Great fun as the tide drops...!
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LIVE: north

Not much happening, but fun tiny wave here
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Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Uh oh

Check the arm (mid picture, far right) One of the most frightening Shipstern's wipeouts ever. See the sequence here.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Baisha Saturday

Dan and Evie (photos courtesy of

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

LIVE testing

New phone with camera. Live updates will be theoretically possible if this works. Keyboard shot in lieu of any waves in my apartment!
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Friday, September 17, 2010

Charts Check...

current conditions...
Most for midnight Saturday till Sunday morning, except one which is labeled "current conditions."

Packing a punch: in both hemispheres

The biggest wave ever recorded powered through Tasmanian waters yesterday at a crazy 18.4 metres (yes, metres, not feet!). The same swell is predicted to produce a monster surf in Sydney this weekend. The photo shows Manly this morning as it builds.

Of course, Taiwan itself will also feel some power this weekend, but we'll wait and see if we can get out past the coast guard somewhere as Typhoon Fanapi rumbles across. The east coast was certainly building in strength this morning...
and I just love this shot. The girls are certainly showing the guys how it's done over there...

Be safe!

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Small fast and hollow

Pointies was dead flat and had a clubbies carnival about to start. Jinshan number 2 had big fatties out the back pushing onto a bank about 1 foot deep. Dave cracked a stack of fast little barrels and ate a lot of sand! Great fun, a little 1 1/2 hour window before it all filled up again...

Take a number

Not bad out east, but the usual crowd...

Saturday, September 04, 2010


Baishawan (top) and Wushi (below)

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Messy Wushi

Messy out east (photo: surfella)

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Inconvenient Truth

This is right now.......
and this is tomorrow same time. Looks like we're going to miss this swell.

Saturday early has a smallish swell line hovering off the northwest coast, but time will tell.....

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Baishawan this morning

Pointyhats rule!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Are you kidding?!

Occasionally I use the excuse here in Taiwan that I'm not going because of small sloppy surf. Check this amazing air in, ah, small sloppy surf!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Tassie local goes over Shippy's big step

This will get your heart pumpin"!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Walking on Water

The water was thick with funseekers at Ilan this morning.