Friday, November 30, 2012

Surfing 101 at La Union


Our much awaited Singapore trip didn't push through. Unfortunately, we didn't know about the international law wherein some countries (including SG) requires 6 months validity! What they consider valid is 6months BEFORE THE ACTUAL DUE DATE.So, even if the due date of my friend's passport is May 2013, It is no longer considered valid under the 6 month rule. :( 

We cried for a day. We were just so disappointed and frustrated. But afterwards, we decided to go someplace where we will forget the awful experience. The next thing we knew, was we were repacking our bags to a surfing experience at Billabong Surf School at La Union. 


read more after the jump...




GETTING THERE

We rode a bus going to La Union at Pasay Rotonda, Genesis Terminal. The bus leaves with 1-hour intervals. The earliest leaves at 2am. We arrived at the terminal at around 7:30am and our bus left at 8am. It was a bad move, cause instead of the 6-hour drive, due to traffic it became 7 hours. 

There were 2 bus stops. We got off the bus at the 3rd one. Then rode a jeepney worth Php 70 to take us to the Surf School. Tip: It is better to ride the Partas Bus at Cubao because it will pass by the surf school itself. So you don't need to ride another tricycle. 


THE ROOM: 

This is our room. It has a double bed and a single bed. It is air-conditioned. 3 towels were provided. Has a cable TV. Nothing grand with the room. Cause we are not here to stay in the room, we are here to SURF! So, if you have a lazy bum, then you are in the wrong place! ;)

check the details of this outfit here


Now to the moment we've been waiting for...(enter drum roll..)
SURFING! 

You can find many surf lessons along the shore
but of course we chose to have our lesson taught by the Billabong Surf School, simply because they are Pros ;)
We were not able to take surfing pics on the first day cause we were so eager to learn. So on the second day, we asked another coach on stand-by to take pictures of us. So, all these surfing pics were taken by him.:) 

On with the tutorial. First, you will be taught the basics on land. The proper stance, and what you should do when you are in the water already. Basically,the do's and the dont's. :) 

Tip: Wear a rash guard to avoid wardrobe malfunctions. :) If you can afford it then buy. They have a store there, with all your surfing needs. But if you are on a budget like us, they lend rash guards. Di lang pwede sa mga maselan. Lol. 

Here are our individual waves caught on cam: 

 MY WAVE #1 

MY WAVE # 2 

MY FRIEND'S WAVE #1

MY FRIEND'S WAVE #2

NOW, BOTH OF US:


It looks easy, but it is difficult. well to me at least. It is very hard to balance, especially when the waves go underneath the board. But it is was so much fun. :) A t first we always end up, thrown by the waves to the shore. But during our 2nd training, we were able to win over those waves! :) booyah!

Of course we weren't able to do it, without OUR COACHES:





THE FOOD :
For dinner we ate at Midway Grill, a restaurant suggested by our coaches. 
A part of the menu





For breakfast, we availed of the free breakfast that comes with the surfing package. 




After eating and a little bit of rest we spent our remaining hours before check out at the shore: 






And that's about our surfing experience! :) How 'bout you? have you tried it already? Comments are loved! 
Let me end this post with our blooper shots! :)







62 comments:

  1. This is so cool! Ok.. the passport thing isn't cool at all but the surftrip looks like so much fun!
    Thanks for showing :)

    ♥, Nina
    my-style-diary.com

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    1. yeah..:) if there are bad news, then there are more good news for sure..:)

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  2. U r so brave doing surf!!!
    Great pics :)
    xoxo

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

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    1. yeah.. it takes a lot of guts to try it..:) thanks!

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  3. It looks you had so much fun there!
    Thank you so much for stopping by and following! I’m following you back!

    xx Karolina
    caramode.blogspot.com

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  4. I love your blog! I love it! guapisima that you have beautiful lips! besides your looks are great! congratulations on the blog .. I have a new post! every day I put one pass over to see! graciass! a peck of
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    1. thanks Andreia! will check your new posts for sure! ;)

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  5. Thanks for your lovely comment. Great post!!!
    I'm following you right now. hope you can follow me too!!!
    хохо

    Diana

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  6. thanks 4 your comment dear. following already, hope you`ll follow back

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  7. Hey! Thanks for the comment. I followed you :) Follow me back?

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  8. Awsome photos I love it :)
    btw. nice blog

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  9. This looks so amazing!!! You have it all-- dance fashion, extreme sports!! You're one adventurous lady! Would you like to follow each other?

    XOXO
    Remy
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    1. Thanks!:) yep..i just want to try new things to see what really suits me..

      I'll check on your blog..that's for sure..

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  10. nice blog. keep up the good work :)

    http://cantellyou.blogspot.com

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  11. great pics, surfing is so much fun!

    <3

    ps. we are now having a wonderful Kenzaa give-away!

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  12. is it in Spain ?
    Cool anyways !

    wanna follow each other on facebook and GFC ?

    Kisses
    Hannah
    Elegantesque Blog

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    1. It's here in the Philippines..:) we have nice beaches here

      sure i'd love too..

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  13. OMG so many gorgeous photos <3 I want summer back <3 now in Poland is winter bleeee :/ ...would You like to follow each other Dear ? just let me know :)

    have a great weekend !

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    1. awww. too bad..don't worry time flies so fast..you won't notice it's summer again!

      sure i'd check it out! :)

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  14. Ohh que monada!
    Me ha gustado :)
    Un besitoooo

    Paula
    http://galiciademoda.blogspot.com.es/

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  15. Thank you for visiting my blog, of course we can follow each other.
    Following you now. Your trip looks like a lot of fun! And that reminds me, my passport expires very soon!!!

    Have a lovely weekend

    Love www.dreamingofmanderley.blogspot.com

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    1. haha..you should renew it soon! :) thanks for visiting!

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  16. i'm in love with this!

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.com)

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  17. Wooow awesome!

    wanna follow each other?
    let me know on my blog.
    http://teenfashioncorner.blogspot.com/

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  18. Oh wow, this looks like so much fun :) I've never tried it but always wanted too!!

    ngofficial.blogspot.co.uk

    <3

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  19. Wow! want to try this too! ^_^
    Btw, New follower here! :) You are awesome, Keep it up! Looking forward for your new post. Hoping you'll check and follow my blog too! ^_^

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    1. wow thanks! :) sure..i'll check it out! :)

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  20. Great sumer pics!Lovely blog. What about following each other?

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    1. thanks! it sure was great! sure i'd love too! :)

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  21. Cool!! Even you couldn't travel to Singapore, seems that you had a great time with Surf!!

    xoxo
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  22. Awww too bad. Well, Singapore may come some time after. Good alternative then for you to check out La Union! :) Nice happy photos! :)


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    1. thanks Chai! :) yup joined already! ;)

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  23. hey dear, u said u are following but I don't see u on GFC... can u please check again?
    let me know
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    1. hi elisa..i'm sorry bout that..i was just using my phone this weekend..:( don't worry..i'm on it now :)

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  24. hi dear!
    that looks like a lot of fun!!!

    www.thehotmesscorner.com

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  25. Lucky, I wish I could go surfing right now! Thanks for following, I am following you back.

    Simona
    www.lakenmoon.blogspot.com

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  26. What a beautiful and excited life! I loved it *.*
    congrats for your surfing classes!!

    Beeeijooos e ótima semana!

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  27. Hi sweetie! You have a lovely blog :) Would you like to follow each other via GFC, Facebook, Twitter or other socials??
    X, Ancia

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  28. This looks super fun!

    We're planing a family trip this December and La Union maybe one of out pit stops. How much is a night at Surf Resort? and are there any other resorts in La Union that cater a group of 6?

    Mitch
    http://feastfulife.wordpress.com

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    1. the package for 2 people is Php2050 per person..i'm not sure though for the group of 6..you can check out their website..:)

      http://www.billabongsurfph.com/

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