Post by The Bounceologist on January 28th, 2011
Post by The Bounceologist on January 3rd, 2011
The Bionic Salesman
A Journey around Thailand
The Redshirts came out in force on Sunday. I noticed it first at Ratchathewi, where every third vehicle was a wriggling octopus of scarlet revellers from all the generations.
Children, parents, grandparents all crammed into pick-up trucks so full that their legs dangled off the back. Grannies held up their flags as they stood against the truck cabins. Children sat bewildered or played with their toys. Cars were just as full, with Redshirts sitting in the opened boots, with their legs dangling.
I was on my way to Khao San Road, and it was immediately obvious that shouldn’t take a taxi. I walked the full distance from Ratchathewi to Khao San Road, with the traffic beside moving in stops and starts, so that every few minutes I would hear the same blast of music and the same cheers catching me up from behind. (Read more…)
Post by The Bounceologist on December 8th, 2010
We Have Lift-off
To make sure there’s no monkey business this time around, Brendan at Surfing Hainan is only accepting emailed votes for the first annual Surfing Hainan photo competition. He’ll be watching carefully for duplicate votes.
To help pick a winner, have a look at the fifteen pictures here and email Brendan at firstname.lastname@example.org giving your choices for first, second and third-placed photographs.
Post by The Bounceologist on December 7th, 2010
Coming Up For Air
This extraordinary photograph beat out 114,000 other photographs to win Digital Camera Photographer of the Year for 24 year-old Australian Jon Wright.
Most of my photos are inspired by what nature has to offer in and around the ocean,” he says. “I broke my back in 3 places after a surfing accident, but I managed to continue my love and passion for the water through my photography. I continue to search for the perfect picture, and on my way hope to inspire others to be creative and enjoy what life has to offer,” says Jon.
Jon took the photograph at Duranbah beach near the Gold Coast City in Australia.
Post by The Bounceologist on October 8th, 2010
Here’s a fun Waboba pic from Ben from Haikou.
These amazing pix from photographer John Callahan are a clear sign that this year’s Surfing Hainan Open is nearly upon us.
The event runs from November 6th-8th and the Hainan Government is funding it generously this year, so there’s all kinds of new stuff going on, including this recent promotional photoshoot with big-name surfers Emilliano Cataldi, Erwan Simon, Holly Beck, and Sam Bleakley. For more pictures, click here.
The local government flew the surf maestros down to Hainan specifically to promote the Surfing Hainan Open and the Hainan Surf Festival, which are being staged simultaneously. They will be back again to take part in next month’s event. (Read more…)