Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunrise over Wushi

(Photo: surfella)

The Quikky Pro

Here's a link to the live coverage. Expression session today due to lack of swell, but great to have the competition season up and running again.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Soul of Surfing

West Papua has the soul of surfing

(thanks to "The Age" and Lewey)

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Monday, February 14, 2011

Tasmanian Nirvana

While our man Robbo goes in search of Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz (more on this when he returns in a week or so), there are others finding surfing gold back in Australia. Here, Taswegians Jy Johannesson and Ethan Wilson decided to jump on their pushies and take a trip through an undisclosed national park in their chosen southern state. 3-4 foot peaks were found, ripped and then left alone, like no-one was ever there. Rourkey, Wal, Lewy....where is this place??!!!
( Photo: Australian Surfing Life)

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Pointy of the Month: Rourkey

Name or nickname: Shaun
Favorite surfing beach:
Carlton Beach, Hobart
Best surfing moment (describe):  Wouldn’t call myself a surfer, but winning some body surf competitions in between rounds of beach cricket would be a highlight
Surfing hero (and why): Occy – anyone who can get that fat and then come back and win a world title, deserves respect
Favored board type: As long as possible so I have a chance of standing
Surfing maneuver you’d love to do:
Dream surf spot: Surf in the Eddy competition in Hawaii, first off, I have my sights on the 1 footers at Baishawan
Other sport (play) and (watch): Aussie Rules, Cricket are the two I like the most
Greatest personal sporting moment(s): Had none – all were done sitting on the couch watching tv
Ultimate pin up: Dave Braggett
Food: Yes please and I will have two of them
Drink (variety): Coke zero has my fancy at the moment
Thing you miss most about home: Having a backyard and a dog
Thing you like best about Taiwan: People, food and having a nanny
Music: I have not heard anything new for the last 10 years – I am turning into an old person who refuses to listen to any new music…very sad
Best advice you’ve ever had: Do your best…and win.  Frequently given to me by Jack O’Rourke – Grandfather , I often proved that the two did not necessarily go hand in hand  
Movie: Shawshank Redemption, Dances with Wolves
Collections: 2 stamps, 3 coins and 3 years worth of lint from my bellybutton 
Who would play you in a movie? A taller and better looking Tom Cruise
Current car: Mazda MPV 2003
Dream car: Mazda MPV 2004
Near death experience: Cycling in YangmingShan and had a head on with a car, I was hurt but you should have seen the car!!!
Your idea of a great night out: Watching Wol on the dance floor and busting some moves – always brings with it a chuckle or two. 
Philosophy on life: Things always happen for a reason

Friday, February 04, 2011

Big Wave contenders...

Big wave finalists are at this link. Thanks to Lewy, our official photographer now on official assignment in Singapore, for continuing to supply us with these great links!

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Pre New Year: North

Pointies far end: rideable left

Cliffs: no

Green Bay far end: two or three more foot needed

Howard Plaza end: passing

Lone guy at the Rocket

Jinshan: too low and scrappy

Back to Pointies: best of a bad bunch

Desperate tour up north didn't really come up with much, but at least Dave was left without wondering if that next spot was pumping: he checked 'em all!