Waist-high surf in the water today, and pretty clean. Some thunderstorms passing by, with short bursts of heavy rain. It is officially summertime in Hainan. Below are some pictures of our surf kids from this morning. 今天有腰高的浪。有的时候下很大雨，打雷。这个就代表夏天来海南了！下面有今早冲浪队的照片。
Some pretty decent surf over the past few days, with some periods with chest-high waves. It’s still about belly high out there now. Look for a drop in size for the next few days, with waist-high longboard surf. 这几天的浪都不错。最高的有胸高的浪。现在还有肚高的浪。这下来的几天浪会小一点，会有腰高的浪。
Mikey, arguably the best surfer living in Hainan. I love shooting when Mike is surfing, because he makes even substandard surf look good
The swell has started to come in, although it is a bit of a mess out there now with 10 to 15 knot side-onshore winds. Some belly-high plus sets coming through. It should be up to chest-high surf coming through for tomorrow and Saturday. 浪已经开始近来了，但风比较大，浪比较乱。有度高的浪。明后天都会有胸高的浪。
Tiny waves the last few days, in the knee- to thigh-high range. Look for an increase tomorrow, with belly- to chest-high surf, followed by three more days of chest-high surf through the weekend. The first proper south swell of the summer season!
On May 4th, 2013 in Hainan, surfers and spectators at the XSories Jalenboo Surf and Skate Contest set out to set the China record for most people riding one wave. After three attempts, the best result was fifteen people.
On a gorgeous sunny day in China’s tropical island province of Hainan, surfers and skaters converged on Riyue Bay for the first annual XSories 戒浪.不 Hainan Surf & Skate Contest.
Thigh- to waist-high surf gave the surfers enough to showcase their talent on longboards. First place finishers in the Men’s, Women’s and Under 16’s divisions were, respectively, Tie Zhuang from Inner Mongolia, Monica Guo from Yangshuo, and Artem John from Ukraine. It was the first surf competition in Hainan with a large majority of Chinese surfers, showing how far the sport has come in the last five years.
In the skateboard division, competitors skated on the 1.2m mini-ramp and on the obstacles provided by Blue Hawaii. First place finishers in the Street Skating, Under 16’s Mini Ramp, and the Mini Ramp Expression Session, were, respectively, Sasha from Russia, Qiu Zhuo from Chengdu, and again Sasha from Russia.
Competitors and spectators came together before the finals to set a China record of the most surfers on one wave. Three different attempts were tried, and the best attempt had twenty surfers stand and ride the wave. A solid first try in what will become an annual tradition.
After the prize giving ceremony on the beach, the sun set on beautiful Riyue Bay, and the party kicked off with music provided by DJ Daven from England.
XSories Marketing and Sales Director Edouard Moreau said “XSories is proud to be part of this unique event. We look forward to many good events to come!”
Small clean surf again this holiday morning. Lots of lessons and our surf kids getting more practice in before the competition. Waves should be chest high on the 4th. 今早又有干警的小浪。很多人来日月湾学习冲浪，我们冲浪队准备比赛。四号比赛天应该有胸高。
Below are pictures from this morning of Huang Yunke, a twelve-year-old member of our surf team. He has been really getting the hang of riding a longboard in the last two weeks. 下图都是我们冲浪队12岁的黄云柯。这上来的两个星期用长板冲浪水平提高了很快。