November 2010

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October 3, 2010

Had the best surf I’ve gotten since coming to China yesterday in Riyuewan.  The point break at Riyuewan was working, and we had good fun surfing all afternoon.  I was fortunate enough to share the afternoon with David and Jenny, a couple from Zhuhai, and Sun, a visitor from Dongbei Province, not to mention the Read the full article…


September 25, 2010

September has been doldrums for most of the month.  We were expecting a large midweek swell this past week which did come to fruition, if only for several hours.  Wednesday’s morning surf was big and sloppy but the afternoon brought clean waves, some of which were complete bombs.  By the time the surf got good Read the full article…


September 19, 2010

We’re in the midst of a wave drought but Monday or Tuesday should bring a solid swell that will last until the weekend, so fingers crossed that there will be plenty of good surf to document next week. Last night we celebrated a friend’s birthday at a club in downtown Sanya.  The club entrance has Read the full article…


September 12, 2010

Good surf yesterday evening.  There were waist high waves rolling in, and a number of surfers out catching some waves before dinner, including Dan Dan, a black labrador.  Dan Dan’s owner Da Hai paddles while Dan Dan sits on the nose of the longboard and looks cool for the spectators on the shore.  I’ll be Read the full article…


September 11, 2010

Nine years ago today I was sitting in Mr. W’s sophomore biology class.  On the morning of the attacks, Mr. W. turned on our classroom tv for about a minute, while our class stared at the screen, most of us glazed over and sleepy, watching a pixelated image of black smoke billowing from the top Read the full article…


September 8, 2010

Finally, an entry about surfing, just so you all don’t think I only write about cats and trees.  The surf has been small over the past few days, good for taking out the longboards.  On Monday there was a refreshing afternoon downpour during the middle of our surf session.  It seems that the rain washes Read the full article…


September 4, 2010

Today topic of discussion: the Banyan tree, a nuisance or godsend?  Before you spit out your lunch and turn off your computer, consider how interesting these trees are.  Banyan is a generic term for fig trees that germinate and grow in other trees.  Eventually the Banyan grows and engulfs its host.  In other words, these Read the full article…