3rd June 2011年06月3日
May was a fun month, we had some good waist to chest high waves in Dadonghai, check it out:
5月很好玩，在大东海有腰到胸高的浪 ， 看一下！
Tie Zhuang – 铁桩
We also had our first SUP and Run Biathlon, we had a lot of sponsors supporting us， like Hainan Beer that gave us 20 boxes of beer！ We had some good party that day.
Darci enjoying her Hainan beer at the finish line. Franky looks a bit confuse there –
We also have been very busy teaching surfing in Houhai to some groups of students from Shanghai American School. They arrived all the way from the big city to Hainan Island on a trip to get closest to nature.
Before the surf lessons in Houhai they all went for a beach clean up –
Of course we had some very flat days too, but well…we know how to entertain ourselves in these cases.
Gourou had lovely naps at the shop –
Steve learned some balloon skills –
And I played skate boarding with alien dog puppies
We also had a random late east swell on the last few days so I went to houhai and surf some with our friends from Nanuna Hotel. They host me and had some fun sessions together.
In Houhai now there are at least seven Chinese surfers. I got pretty surprised when at certain stage I was the only foreigner in the water.
Houhai local surfers, Sanwa and Chouge at their Nanuna Hotel –
Canadian Steve –
Ignact kite surfing instructor from Serbia –
Finally I got force to learn shorboard. I couldn’t bring my favourite 9’2 longboard on the bus to Houhai so I took a 6’2 Fish and try it out. I couldn’t believe how much fun I had with it. I remember I tried this same board last summer and I couldn’t even stand up on it, all these months of longboarding were definitely useful. So now I might use this fish for a while until I’ll be ready for something smaller. Here there are some pictures of it that Sanwa kindly gave me.
The swell is building up right now, we might have waves for the whole week here in Dadonghai.
Contact us for more information on surf lessons, SUP sessions and trips to the east coast.
See my previous blogs here.