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