The much awaited part of the trip...surfing!
While surfing seems to be fun, it is still considered an extreme sport.
Beginners are highly encouraged to to train and surf with a coach.
Remember, it pays to be extra careful.
The first thing the trainers do, is teach us the basics.
We already experienced a coaching session like this before but at a different beach.
If you are a newbie, expect that all you get to do for the 2-hour training,
is standing up on your surfboard.
Sometimes, you make it.
And sometimes, you don't.
In those 2 hours, I managed to get a mix of both,
and for the last 10 minutes, an unfortunate accident happened.
My trainer was teaching me how to maneuver the board (left/right).
I did a few attempts, but failed so many times.
For my final attempt, I lost balance when a wave sent me tumbling down.
I wasn't able to control my landing, and ended up with a sprained ankle.
My coach said I was still lucky enough because earlier that morning,
a woman fractured her knee.
After doing some first aid, our tour guide Cassie, treated us for lunch to brighten up my mood.
Afterwards, I just watched other surfers enjoy their wave.
Til next time Baler!
I really enjoyed the 2-day-trip because it was so jam-packed,that it felt like we spent 3 or 4 days already.
Our Maria Aurora - Baler trip was very educational and exciting.
I learned more about our history, got to know some of the locals,
appreciated the beauty of different water creatures, and most importantly
rode a surfboard that lead to an injury I never incurred in my 20 years of dancing.
With that, I must say, this trip was one short-but-memorable adventure. :)
Thank you Cassie of I-tour Baler for assisting us in our adventure.
We enjoyed it, and we will surely visit again.