Jul 31, 2019

Schaudenfreude Of The Day

A wave pool in China goes on the blink!

"According to reports, a malfunction at a wave pool in China caused a freak wave to injure 44 people.

The accident occurred at the Shuiyun Water Park in Jilin Province, in north-eastern China. It’s a part of something called the Yulong Bay Scenic Area, which opened in 2015. Also included in the park is a glass-bottom bridge, a theme park, and horseback riding tours.

The park’s official statement is at odds with the tally of injuries being reported. “It was caused by a mechanical fault,” said a park official. “Only around 10 people were injured. “The wave pool was closed for a day for repairs. It’s already been fixed and will be open tomorrow.”

According to the South China Morning Post, five people were sent to the hospital for a variety of injuries, included fractured ribs."

No word yet if someone is for hacking into the computer operating system...but if so, my money is on the SCUMM gang as the perps!

Jul 24, 2019

From Oily


Hey Paul, Greetings..

You asked to keep you posted on my new purchase of the standard so here goes. Friday was a well forecasted swell and all reports from Neal ‘ The Guru’ Cameron during the week it was cranking smoking, but alas in my haste to make an early morning raid and give the ’Standard’ a good old work out I left home without it and yes the SCUMMBags did let me know about it also. luckily the trusty Omni ...haha.

It was a great mat ring session at one of our fav offshore reef breaks and the Omni “Dabolt’ did not let me down so here is a couple of minutes of a couple of hours of that session. We did get mentioned in dispatches later that day about the 4 mat riders apparently dominating the line up… oops and with Pat getting some bombs from out wide he’s stoked with the 4GF there’s some footage of him nailing one.

The swell had backed right off by Sunday morning and an early morning slide at Mat Cove with Phil and Adam was on the cards. So the commissioning of the Standard was in some small peelers but big healers right handers your fav.. Paddled out straight into a small peeler of the reef and took off..bit of a slip sideways first wave thought i had the inflation right but had to let some out anyways it was a fun morning as always. Looking forward to a big day out at Gilligan’s on it sometime soon I hope.

Stay happy and healthy mate many thanks for the speedy delivery you’ve set the “Standard”..

 :-) Oily

Jul 19, 2019

July 20, 1969

Great collection of Apollo 11 mission pics here ...

Pretty good look back at the confluence of Apollo11 moon landing and Woodstock here ...

Jul 16, 2019

Tour De France Off Day

What do Pro Cyclists do on their day off at the Tour??? Why, read a book while readying to go for a surf on inflatable cycling gear!

Jul 11, 2019

More From Adam

Hey Paul

Hope you are well and that earthquake did not do too much damage!

Found this nice pic online , always a big grin on the mat riders!
 Last weekend was a buzz, we had a couple surfs Saturday and caught up with my mate Nathan who is riding his Fatty...


This was after we spent the morning surfing the Bogey Hole with Paul and Phi

 Stay well mate. Oily is looking forward to his new Standard!!


Jul 7, 2019

From Adam

 Pic: Oily
Super small but uncrowded fun!