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Re: surfing

Postby Deuce Dropper » 09 Mar 2009, 17:22

the chief wrote:
Deuce Dropper wrote:Why doesn't Brodie or Johnny Utah get credit for the surf quote at the bottom?

Blasphemy.


Bodhi, not Brodie...

and the quote is from one of the gang...


thanks, edited...and your knowledge of 'Point Break' is impressive.

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Re: surfing

Postby the chief » 09 Mar 2009, 17:41

Deuce Dropper wrote:
the chief wrote:
Deuce Dropper wrote:Why doesn't Brodie or Johnny Utah get credit for the surf quote at the bottom?

Blasphemy.


Bodhi, not Brodie...

and the quote is from one of the gang...


thanks, edited...and your knowledge of 'Point Break' is impressive.

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Wait for it, dude, Point Break 2 is coming later this year, all shot in Indonesia!!
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Re: surfing

Postby Slowman » 01 May 2009, 18:20

Northcoast Surfer wrote:
pazynique wrote:What's the incidence of shark spottings/attacks in Taiwan? Does anyone bodyboard or will I look like a pansy if I do so? What's the closest surf spot to Taipei? Sorry if this is in the wrong thread.
Thanks=)

I have lived and surfed in Taiwan over the past nine years and I've never seen a shark or even heard of anybody being attacked by sharks in any swimming or surfing areas near the island. I think the Taiwanese have fished them all out.

The closest surf spot to Taipei is Baishawan Beach on the northcoast. See my 7th post from page one of this thread for details.

Is Baishawan the beach that is near the fishermans pier at Danshui? I've ridden my bike out there many times from City Hall for a surf check and never seen a wave there more than 2 feet ever. I've surfed Waiao, Wushi breakwall and Daxi many times and there is never any shortage of swell there and Fulong too on occasions and Green Bay and Jinshan. With the new high speed train to Kaoshung (Gaoxiong) it's worth going to Kending for a weekend away (hire a car in Kaoshung (Gaoxiong)).

Shark fin soup being the delicassey it is in Asia I suspect there are no sharks left anywhere near the island.
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Re: surfing

Postby Northcoast Surfer » 01 May 2009, 23:06

Slowman wrote:
Northcoast Surfer wrote:
pazynique wrote:What's the incidence of shark spottings/attacks in Taiwan? Does anyone bodyboard or will I look like a pansy if I do so? What's the closest surf spot to Taipei? Sorry if this is in the wrong thread.
Thanks=)
I have lived and surfed in Taiwan over the past nine years and I've never seen a shark or even heard of anybody being attacked by sharks in any swimming or surfing areas near the island. I think the Taiwanese have fished them all out.
The closest surf spot to Taipei is Baishawan Beach on the northcoast. See my 7th post from page one of this thread for details.
Is Baishawan the beach that is near the fishermans pier at Danshui? I've ridden my bike out there many times from City Hall for a surf check and never seen a wave there more than 2 feet ever. I've surfed Waiao, Wushi breakwall and Daxi many times and there is never any shortage of swell there and Fulong too on occasions and Green Bay and Jinshan. With the new high speed train to Kaoshung (Gaoxiong) (Gaoxiong) it's worth going to Kending for a weekend away (hire a car in Kaoshung (Gaoxiong) (Gaoxiong). Shark fin soup being the delicassey it is in Asia I suspect there are no sharks left anywhere near the island.

Baishwan Beach is about 15km to the east of Danshui on Tan-Jing Road. It's about half-way between Danshui and Jinshan. The waves were really pumping today! Nice surf. Danshui is a delta and there is no surf there.
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Re: surfing

Postby Slowman » 02 May 2009, 09:15

Thanks for the info I'll have to ride a little further next time or when I have a car keep driving west from JinShan and have a look...thought I'd discovered nearly everything...except down south.

Now this is pumping:
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Re: surfing

Postby Frenchguy » 02 May 2009, 18:57

Slowman wrote:Now this is pumping:
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Is this taiwan ?

Totally agree with here I'm sacred at the number of people claiming "I don't know how to swim, but it's ok, there's the leash !" :doh:
Scary.

As for the sharks, I remember asking this, the first I came, to locals, and yes, the answer was "We ate them all"

Anybody watching that system moving off guam ?
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Re: surfing

Postby Slowman » 03 May 2009, 16:49

Frenchguy wrote:Is this taiwan ?
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No it is in Sydney where I live on Anzac Day (25/04/2009 was a rare day where just about every beach or point break was producing exceptional quality). I visit Taiwan often...I've never seen waves this good in Taiwan but still had some good waves. It was a pleasant surprise to find surf in Taiwan when I came over for work for a project...after about 25 trips only one was flat.
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Re: surfing

Postby Anubis » 08 May 2009, 11:09

For all the surfers out there.

A huge ocean wave has been filmed from beneath the surface, revealing features never before captured on camera.

The remarkable video, which will be shown as part of the BBC Natural History Unit's new series South Pacific, was filmed in super slow motion using a high-definition camera.


More here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_ne ... 035593.stm
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Re: surfing

Postby Slowman » 11 May 2009, 13:35

Anubis wrote:For all the surfers out there.

A huge ocean wave has been filmed from beneath the surface, revealing features never before captured on camera.

The remarkable video, which will be shown as part of the BBC Natural History Unit's new series South Pacific, was filmed in super slow motion using a high-definition camera.


More here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_ne ... 035593.stm

Giant wave? 12' isn't really a giant wave - though those BBC guys found a nice excuse to get up to the Caroline Islands! I've seen plenty of underwater shots like that they just haven't focused so much on the vortices left by the peeling lip but they have been captured even if only briefly.
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Re: surfing

Postby Sand-Tiger » 11 Sep 2010, 22:25

I just arrived from Indo (Bali, nusa lembongan, lombok, and sumbawa) and am now living in Taipei so if anyone is keen to head and get some waves with me let me know and I'll split any costs. Surfing Taiwan - Yew!
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