Saturday, December 31, 2011

All above are Jialeshui


Two above are Bashien

Well, the second great south and east coast road trip was another resounding success. Jialeshui pumped as described in the last post and it was a balmy 25 degrees and sunny. The east coast drive was peppered with punchy left hand point breaks, all the way from the "loads of potential" Dawu, through to Sansiantai (Chenggong), which just needed another foot of swell to take the very sharp coral out of the equation. Undeterred and traveling on, Donghe had size but was blown. Bashien was a stellar find, see video above or here, although the takeoff looking straight into a boulder lined shore was heart-in-the-mouth stuff! Again deserted, it was pumping with power the whole time. To top it off on the way home, Nan Ao was at its most intimidating, breaking heavy and close to shore. For some video action check Pointyhat's own Youtube channel of Sansiantai, some kooky stuff from Dave here and here at Bashien, as well as the murderous thunder of Nan Ao!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Southern comfort

Jialushui was pumping today, with a machine-like 4 foot swell pulsing in all day and the odd 6 foot set: wild! My phone is playing up, so no photos for a few days. 5 hours surfing today, arms like jelly...I'm off for a nap!

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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Pipe Masters coming up....

Pipe Masters is expecting a monster swell to hit tonight/tomorrow in time for the first day of the wait period. Should be a cracker: old Kelly (39) with the pressure off still killing it, Hawaii's John John Florence (19) and Brazil's Gabriel Medina (just 17) lead the young gun charge. Here's the live link

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Give thanks for the Pillbox...

The Pilly was windswept, but like always, every now and then they'd be a swing to cross-shore and a few nice little faces would open up. The rip was working overtime and so was the paddling! Not sensational, but a few satisfying little waves were had.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Thursday, November 03, 2011


11 World Titles...hats off to the champ.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Seaweed sludge to zephrs of wind

Fun times at the Taj this morning/afternoon. Dan and clan had checked out Suao, but a sludgy seaweed build-up had spoiled the fun. The Taj had some surprisingly fun little waves, but those big boards helped.....thanks for the lend!

Friday, October 07, 2011

Thursday, October 06, 2011

sloppy action

A bit of sloppy action out at Wushi today. 4 day weekend coming up, let's hope for a bit of wave action. Interesting video above of a bit of wave gardening in Spain! (thanks Dan for the link)

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Owen Wright Takes Out Kelly Slater to Claim Quiksilver Pro New York and US$300,000 First Prize

LONG BEACH, Long Island/New York (Friday, September 9, 2011) – Owen Wright (AUS), 21, has claimed his maiden ASP Dream Tour victory, taking out the inaugural Quiksilver Pro New York over Kelly Slater (USA), 39, to earn the historic US $300,000 first-place prize purse in offshore three-to-five foot (1 – 1.5 metre) surf.
(photos, text: ASP world tour)
Check the final replay right here

Friday, September 09, 2011

Not looking great...

Enough said?
(photo: surfella)

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Burn baby burn

East coast looks smallish, but fun today (above). Dan reports a great day at inside Jinshan point and also a stint at Kamikazes yesterday. He surfed himself to a standstill and got himself burnt to a crisp along the way!
(photo: surfella)

Friday, September 02, 2011

Baishawan vision

Some nice pics posted from Baishawan a couple of days ago... check them here
(Photos: cusurf paradise)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Slater beats Owen Wright in the final

Check the whole final through the heat analyzer right here.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Chopes going off AGAIN!

Owen Wright's 19.77 for 2 waves has just been topped by a perfect 20 by Jeremy Flores! Teahupoo front row seats right here, right now. Wilkinson v Otton about to start.....

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Typhoon tribulations

Pillbox flat

Rocket was the best option

Zef paddles for a wave

Dan (above and below)

Every spot from the Pilly to the Rocket was either flat or blown out mush. Dan, Chris and Zef reported Green Bay to be messy, so the Rocket it was for them and Dave. We couldn't believe this was it for the weekend typhoon swell: either bad locations, bad timing or both. Anyway, a touch of fun was had at the Rocket. Aaron reported that an over zealous coastguard had closed Baishawan earlier in the was flat when Dave drove past. Another ominous sign of possible things to come: the Pillbox has been "beautified" with a coastal walk so more people will see it now: hopefully the ever-present pig farm stink will continue to keep them away!

Chopes going off

Check it here. Big swell lots of spots around the world at the moment. Here in Taiwan....north or east, who knows? Our usual spies are not broadcasting their photos, so old time chart reading is back in vogue!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Still waiting...

Typhoon approaches, but the north coast just got a pass mark today. Cliffs was the best of them, slight offshore, bigger sets had a bit of juice. Dave got a few. Simon reported Wushi as nice and hollow, probably the better bet. According to her facebook page, the girl from Surfella was busy battening down the hatches in anticipation of the big blow, so no photos from her today.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Crowd comes out!

Looks like the Wushi boys and girls were expecting some swell this morning!~ Not yet....
(photo: surfella)

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Wave heights for Sunday 2pm

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sublime to Ridiculous (aka Rare to Usual)

The weekend before last was cranking. Dan took these shots on his phone. There were numerous spots from Pointies (top photo) to Green Ball that were surfable. Green Ball itself, strangely, was flat. Last weekend provided that usual Taiwanese flipside to this swell....flat again!