February 28th, 2011年二月28日

Yesterday at Riyuewan we had decent waist high waves in the morning but by about 11 am the winds turned onshore and the ocean turned choppy and the waves a bit sloppy but still doable for lessons.  We’re looking forward to a swell that will fill in by Wednesday or Thursday and last through Sunday.  Hopefully the wind cooperates and we have a solid three to five days of good surf!

Our latest students, Phillip and Judith, hail from Germany and came to Hainan to experience the sun and sand of southern China.  Good job yesterday, guys!

 

 

 

 

 

SUP Diary – Day Thirteen 浆板日记第十三天

I went up to RYW yesterday with some customers. Choppy surf with strong side to onshore winds. I took a 9’0 out and had a blast. 昨天我和一些朋友去了日月湾。浪有些乱,逆风。我用的一块9英尺长的板,划水出去的时候阻力很大。

One thing I love with the longboard is the ability to get a ride all the way into the beach. One of my favorite surfing manouveres is the Longboard Sand Dismount. The LSD (I honestly didn’t notice that until right now) evolved out of necesity, and is used when you are riding a wave which is quickly arriving at the beach, with just one foot or so of water depth. When the large fin of a longboard hits the sand, and you are still standing on the board, it can easily snap off, or worse, bust out the board’s fin box. But no damage is done if the fin strikes the sand sans-rider – there isn’t enough weight to force a break.
So when you don’t have much water left between the board and the sand, you flick the board out in front of you and on to the beach, while you step off the side of the board and land – ina few inches of water, or better, on dry sand. It’s not really possible to stick a dismount, as you will have jumped off with a fair amount of speed. So you run it out, and often times take a nice fall. It usually looks quite awkward, but feels rather good to perform, as you are also celebrating catching a wave all the way from the outside to the utmost inside. Getting a wave all the way to the beach is like getting a touchdown in American football. And flicking the board on to the sand while you dismount is the celebratory spike.


Got two sessions in yesterday, and a forty minute run on the beach. I’m taking today off to rest, then tomorrow will start Brick Monday. A ‘brick’, in triathlon speak, is training two of the disciplines during the same workout. I’m using it to mean a paddle followed by a run, and will start to do one every Monday. I’m thinking a 4.8km paddle and 10km run. In the last week, I’ve spoken to a few friends about it doing a SUP/Run endurance race. Early stages yet, but I’m keen to organize it because it gives me something to train towards. It was too easy to fall off in to the third month last year.

More information about the race in future entries. See my previous entries here.

我喜欢用长板的其中一个原因是可以一直滑行到沙滩上。我其中一个比较擅长的技巧就是用长板在沙滩上刹车。长板沙滩刹车技巧(老实说在此之前我从没听过)包括主观行为和非主观两种。当你抓到一个速度很快的浪并快冲到沙滩上时,马上从板上下来到板的旁边,这样长板尾部上的鳍就不会很容易坏掉了。因为长板在冲到沙滩上时板上没有重量和压力来造成鳍的损坏。
当你发现板和沙子之间的水已经很浅的时候,迅速用脚将板往前送出让板冲到沙滩上,你同时在板的一边下板(我习惯左边,就像大部分正脚的冲浪者一样)到水中或者更好的是直接冲到沙滩上。事实上往往很难完全停住,当你从板上下来时也有一定的速度,所以你会继续往前跑几步。人们经常跌入水中,但那看起来总有些不是那么回事。比起跌入水中,直接冲上沙滩更像是在表演,在庆祝你一直从海中央滑到了岸边沙滩上。这样像美式足球里面的触底得分一样。将板送出冲向沙滩也像是在做出一个胜利的手势!
昨天冲浪共玩了两轮,最后还有一次40分钟的跑步。今天就休息一天了,明天将两项一起开始。两项指的是铁人三项的这个意思,指在同一次时间内先后不间断地进行两种运动。我用来指浆板和跑步,而且我准备每周一都做一次。我向不少朋友提过举办一个浆板加跑步的比赛,现在暂时还没有这样的比赛,但是如果能组织比赛就能给我继续训练的目标。去年第三个月的训练放弃的太快了。
更多有关将来这个赛事的信息。这里.是我的上一篇。

February 26th, 2011年02月26日

Thigh- to belly-high waves these days up in Riyuewan. And we are still looking good for a mini-swell hitting Thursday and peaking Friday. More on that swell later in the week.

Yesterday we had perfect learner waves. A bit windy and messy but our students did great. See some pictures below.

这段时间在日月湾的浪高在大腿到肚子左右,但是我们仍然期待周二的一组浪和周五将要到达的最高点。稍后本周将会有更多关于这组浪的消息。

昨天我们碰到了非常适合初学者的浪,虽然浪有点乱,但是我们的初学者们做的很棒,下面是昨天的照片。

J1

Jie3

Jie4
Jie Ying from China.
Tom1
Tom from Australia

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julian3
Julian from France

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And the other French Julian

SUP Diary – Day 11 浆板日记-第十一天

It’s been a tiring few days here. After taking Tuesday off to rest, I did a short 1 km paddle yesterday (super windy conditions), and then went out for a run at night. Got to Yingbin Lu and turned right in the direction of Tiandu for another kilometer or so before heading back to Dadonghai. A 16km/10m run that took me one hour and forty minutes. It definitely took it out of me, but I was happy to have worked up to a ten-miler three weeks after starting to run regularly.

My paddle yesterday mid-day was cut short when the winds got choppy as hell. Strong ESE that got stronger while i was out there, until the chop was getting big enough to almost knock me off a couple of times. I wrap my ipod in a plastic bag and put it in my shorts pocket when I head out paddling. It might survive a quick fall in the water, but probably not. So when it started getting messy, I decided to come in, lest the ipod drown at sea.

Listening to music is quite essential for my exercise. I quite literally cannot run without it, because I cannot motivate to get going. For running, I prefer to listen to fast rock, punk, and drum and bass. Nothing below 150 beats per minute will suffice. When I hit mini-walls, I switch to a really fast punk song. Usually Bad Religion. But I have discovered that the same playlist doesn’t work for SUP. The body is in a completely different rhythm. My ear is quite different when running than SUP. When running I don’t really want to concentrate on listening. I just want a fast and loud song that has proven itself many times previous of being able to get me going harder. But while paddling, you are slowed down and can really appreciate the music. I listened to The Clash on shuffle for yesterday’s paddle. And now, before I go out for tonight’s paddle, I am putting together a SUP playlist. Under Pressure by Queen and David Bowie is number one.

Below is my run route from the other night, and then some pictures from our game of SUP Frisbee.

这些天来一直有些累。在周二休息了一天后,我昨天做了一次1公里的短距离桨板划行(风超级大),然后晚上也进行了一次跑步。在返程到大东海之前在迎宾路转右往田独方向又跑了1公里。整个路线长16公里,花了我1小时40分钟。跑完全程确实很累,但是我很高兴能在正式恢复跑步前三周内,每周都坚持跑16公里。

昨天我在划桨板时半途遇到狂风,所以不得不提前上岸。当我划出海不久后风就开始大了起来,接着浪好几次差点把我打翻落水。我下水前用塑料纸将Ipod裹好后放在我的短裤口袋中,希望能在落水后很快的时间内不至于进水。但是事实不是这样,所以在Ipod还没完全被水弄湿时我赶紧往回走。我可不想将Ipod掉到海里。

在运动时我喜欢听音乐,特别是我跑步时不能没有音乐,没有音乐我就没法跑起来。跑步时我喜欢节奏较快的摇滚,朋克和鼓打贝斯音乐,每分钟不低于150下敲击的音乐都可以。当我短距离跑步时我会选择很快节奏的朋克乐,像Bad Religion乐队的音乐。但是我发现同样的音乐却不适合我划桨板,划桨板时身体与跑步时处于完全不同的两种节奏。在划桨板和跑步时我所需要的音乐也不一样。当跑步时我不会去集中精力听歌唱的是什么,我只是需要快节奏和大声的音乐来激发我跑的更久。划桨板时就不同了,速度慢了下来,你可以很清楚的听到歌唱的什么内容。我昨天划桨板时听的是Clash乐队的歌。此时此刻在我马上要去划桨板之前,我整理了一个播放列表,皇后乐队和大卫.鲍伊合唱的Under Pressure就是第一首!

以下是今天一些桨板和飞盘的照片。

 

 

 

 

Steven’s Blog – SUP Frisbee

Here’s a sport that was born on the waters of Dadonghai in late February 2011 and nearly died the very same day– SUP Frisbee.  The wind and the lightweight frisbee didn’t help things.  We might try an SUP gladiator challenge next.

 

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Terrible, just terrible.

 

Little flick to Julieta.

 

Go deep and button hook.

 

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Fail.

 

Gourou got in the water, came out and barfed up some garbage that he ate minutes before.  He says no to physical exertion.

 

A rare completion.

 

The catch that breathed life back into this utterly useless sport.

 

Julieta’s Blog – Spending some time at Riyue

24th February, 2011

I spent the last 3 days at Riyue. Monday was pretty chilly but it turns up to be the last day of the season using a wetsuit. On Tuesday the weather went back to normal, warm and sunny, no more wetsuits not even rash guards. The waves were small but very clean, perfect to play with the longboard.

Have a look to some pictures of my last few days at Riyuewan, most of them taken by Jeremy that spontaneously took my camera and got some photos of me too, thanks Jeremy!

That’s me! Early morning session.

“My villa’s” sea view to the sunrise, just some minutes before going surfing.

Me again on the last cold session of the season, small but fun.

Tuesday morning Christophe brought me to his secret spot that we called “The Other Side”. I finally got forced to get back into the short board, the waves were a bit fast for me so I didn’t caught much but it was nice to change and experiment a new spot.

Looks that we gonna have some more small swell till next Wednesday when (finger cross) a lovely 3m swell will come and kiss our east coasts for a couple of days.

Contact us for more information on surf lessons, SUP sessions and trips to the east coast.

See my previous blogs here.

Moyu’s Blog 漠雨的博客 New way to go surfing in Hainan

I have tons of photos that we took in Xi’an,could be some good stories too.But I just don’t have that much time to write.Lazy me! Yesterday, me and “Cake” took the bullet train to haikou. We found, it could be the new way to go surfing in Hainan eastcoast in future.

From Sanya to Haikou,it only takes about 1 hour 30 mins.On the way,between the station of Ling Shui and Bo ao,you could see about 5 beaches where the waves are breaking .Drop off from wan ning station,it takes about 10 mins to reach the nearest wave breaking beach. Oh, the ticket from sanya to haikou is 88 rmb.

昨天我们乘坐高铁去海口办事,路上发现了多个可以冲浪的沙滩很是兴奋。 从三亚到海口88元,一小时30分钟车程。在陵水和博鳌直接的一段你会看见大约5个可以冲浪的沙滩,如果你从万宁车站下车,10分钟搭乘交通工具就可以到达可以冲浪的最近沙滩,以后冲浪会变的很方便!

On the way to haikou,we found this beach(behind the left montain is ri yue wan beach) There are waves breaking!

在去海口的路上我们遇见了这个沙滩,走边山的后面是日月湾沙滩,这里有浪耶!

It looks like Euro star train

inside

Barrels

I’ve never thought that Haikou can be pretty cool. Here are many old Portuguese buildings reminds the history of Portuguese consession.

从来没有想到海口可以这么好玩,这里是钟楼附近的老街,葡萄牙建筑重现给我们历史

Little Cali style.有点加州的感觉

On the back ,we found this beach near Wan ning station. Sick waves were breaking! 回来的路上,我们看到了这个沙滩,好漂亮的浪啊!

Btw,if you buy the first class ticket(about 100 rmb to haikou ) you can have a big empty space where you can put about 5 shortboards. pretty cool!如果你买头等座位票,你会得到一个很大个空间,那里完全可以让你放进5块冲浪板!

 

 

SUP Diary – Day Seven 浆板日记-第七天

I did a 6.4km run this morning on the beach in Houhai, and a 4.8km paddle in Dadonghai this evening. At the end of seven days, my Week One distance totals for both my paddling and running are identical – 12.8 km, acheived over three paddles and two runs. Not a bad start.

今天早上我在后海沙滩上跑了6.4公里,晚上回大东海后又划桨板划了4.8公里。七天以来,我的第一周的总运动距离达到12.8公里,包括三次桨板,两次跑步!这个开始还不错。

 

 

SUP Diary – Day Six 浆板日记第六天

I had a nice long paadle yesterday in Dadonghai, going back and forth between the bay a couple of times. I’m spending the night out in Houhai, and look forward to a surf early tomorrow, or a run if it’s too small. Then back to Dadonghai at noon, and need to get paddle number three in before this first week comes to a close.

昨天我在大东海划桨板划了很久,来来回回地划了好几趟。晚上接着又去了后海,准备第二天早些起来冲浪,或者是跑步,如果浪太小的话。然后在中午回到大东海。在计划第一周结束之前必须马上进行第三次桨板。

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