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 morning...it 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!

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Winter/Summer break.....we're back!

Dave got some great swell on the way up to the tow-in monsters and also in swell scaling down for the week after it hit. Merewether was really cranking most of the winter. Dan was a bit disappointed with his trip to South Africa from a surf perspective: J-Bay just didn't turn it on while he was there. Haven't caught up with the other surfers yet, but I will. Send me any stories, pics, for posting...