Let’s Go Surfing sa San Juan, La Union!


To celebrate his 1st year in the blogosphere, my dear friend Jonel Uy of LetsGoSago.net organized a surfing event for bloggers. He informed me about his plans months ago and I initially said yes, but due to my work schedule and other commitments, I begged off two weeks before the scheduled date. Who would have thought that I pushed through with the trip and decided six hours before the scheduled departure time? 9ms75xyenf

Surfing for the first time in San Juan, La Union

Surfing for the first time in San Juan, La Union

My blogger friends harassed me that Friday afternoon. I figured out that maybe I can join them as long as I go back to Manila on Sunday morning because I need to go to work at 2pm. My former officemates also invited me for a very special get-together that Friday night that’s why I had a hard time deciding. After sipping my favorite mocha drink, I finally gave Jonel a call and confirmed my attendance πŸ˜€

The call time is 1:30AM, but I failed to show up on time. I had a fun time celebrating with my former officemates. Edward and Shena said that they’re going to the bus station at 5:30AM so there I went.

The 7 hour trip to La Union is long (obviously LOL) but I hardly noticed it because I fell asleep. The three of us found the bloggers on their way to Patubos for lunch. We left our things at our designated room at San Juan Surf Resort and joined the rest at Patubos because we were sooo hungry T_T

Andrew interviews Luke Landrigan for Qtube

Andrew interviews Luke Landrigan for Qtube

Want to know the reason why I decided to join the last minute? No, I didn’t want to join the surfing lessons. I wanted to go there to write while enjoying the view of the beach. Too bad the sun is  toooo hot that afternoon and I ended up chatting with my blogger friends. Again, upon seeing the second batch with their surfing lessons, I decided to give it a try.

Luke Landrigan teaching the techniques of Surfing

Luke Landrigan teaching the techniques of Surfing

Photo-op before Surfing

Photo-op before Surfing

I can’t swim and I do suck at balancing in water. Thank God we have our one-on-one instructors who taught us about the Basics of Surfing and the Do’s and Don’ts. I am lucky enough because top surfer Luke Landrigan taught me the techniques LOL. I didn’t know that he is the C2 Green Tea  endorser and I kept on disappointing him with my mistakes haha πŸ˜€

Billabong Surf School Head Coach Luke Landrigan

Billabong Surf School Head Coach Luke Landrigan

WTH?! Ako na lang di nakakatayo! Wah

WTH?! I'm too lazy to stand LOL

Hey parazzi camera, I can't stand!

Hey parazzi camera, I can't stand!

We spent an hour trying to balance on the board. I think I only managed to stand up twice. Nauunahan kasi ng takot haha and I was picturing a different scenario on mind. Eventually, those thoughts were written on a blank page upon going back to Manila. At least I learned some techniques and now I understand why Hannah is addicted to surfing (even if it means that she and Cisqo needs to drive for 7hrs just to go to San Juan). Iba ang feeling.

As expected, the bloggers took lots of pictures. We have jumpshots, wackyshots, tumblingshots, loveteam shots, pa-inosente effect shots, sunset shots and more!

Blogger Surfers in La Union

Blogger Surfers in La Union

I formed a heart-shaped figure =)

I formed a heart-shaped figure =)

Strike a Pose

Strike a Pose

We had joy, we had fun =)

We had joy, we had fun =)

More photos at Ada’s Flickr Set =)

After enjoying the view of the sunset, we went straight to our respective rooms to take a shower. We ate dinner at the famous Midway Grill. Hannah was right when she told me that the Baby Back Ribs is the bestseller and the Binagoongan is made of pure win. Bottomless iced tea for Php35? Not bad πŸ˜€ Read more about Midway Grill at Patay Gutom Food Blog.

Fitz showing his Pio skills

Fitz showing his Pio skills

Shena and Mica posing beside the event tarp

Shena and Mica posing beside the event tarp

We went back to the beach for the awarding and bonfire moment. Kuya Fitz showed his talent in Pio dancing and wow, basta. Ang galing! I had the chance to mingle with other bloggers and sponsors who took part in the event. I won a prize from Bico Australia while Ada won a trip to Baler. Ada, sama mo naman ako hahaha πŸ˜›

To summarize everything, we all had a great night – groovy music, drinks, bonfire, good company, laughter, bonding session, chismisan, tulugan =WIN

We slept at around 1AM (Too early!) because I need to wake up at 5AM to catch a bus ride to Manila (Sunday work sucks. Boo!). The rest enjoyed their Sunday morning in the beach and got the chance to visit Isdaan at Tarlac. My bus ride back to Manila is not as tiring as what I expected. I ended up sleeping at the bus right away and woke up after six hours haha πŸ˜€

I had bruises and body aches, but who cares? The experience is definitely worth it! I’m going back to San Juan soon. I will. I have to =)

Thanks to Ada, Chris and Kuya Don for the photos!

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18 Comments to Let’s Go Surfing sa San Juan, La Union!

  1. Regie Bueno
    August 28th, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Wow. Wanna try surfing also kaso alang dagat na malakas ung waves dito sa amin. Great one. πŸ™‚

  2. Webslave McCoolot
    August 28th, 2009 at 8:34 am

    waaaaaaaaaah…gusto ko rin nang ganitong event!

  3. Ada
    August 28th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    May solo pic pala kayo ni Luke!! whahaha!! Daya! kaya pala parang kami lang ni shena gusto mo papic yun pala meron ka na hmp!

  4. Winston
    August 28th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    waaa di ako nakasama. hehehe. ok lang.:P

  5. Cai
    August 28th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Yay! Fun fun fun!

    Sayang wasnt able to join.

  6. drew
    August 29th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Always wanted to try surfing! Next time I’ll join you!

  7. Louis Dizon
    August 30th, 2009 at 9:35 am

    Madali lang bang magsurfing? Parang natatakot akong subukan.

  8. Ed
    August 30th, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    surf more!!!! hehe

    STOKED!

  9. Micamyx
    August 30th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    @Regie – Try it if you get the chance. Masaya siya πŸ™‚

    @Webslave – Gawa din kayo ng surfing event sa Cebu πŸ˜€

    @Ada – Hehehe kuha ni Kuya Don yan eh πŸ˜€

    @Winston – Next time punta tayo weee

    @Cai – Yup super fun πŸ˜€ Next time let’s go surfing mga nyoks! πŸ˜€

    @Drew – Woot!

    @Louis Dizon- Ayos lang. Not as scary as i thought πŸ˜€

    @ED – Yeah! Balik tayo!

  10. xG
    August 31st, 2009 at 2:10 am

    i haz no pichurrs with luke and andy
    boo.

  11. Candy Blush Beauty Blog
    August 31st, 2009 at 5:32 am

    Wow mukang super enjoy pala talaga yun no, sayang naman I wasn’t able to go, arghh πŸ™ Hehe, super busy kasi in school.. @___@. I’d love to try surfing pa naman kahit mini surf ang tatawagin niya, haha!!

  12. Micamyx
    August 31st, 2009 at 5:42 am

    @xG – Hehe bagal niyo kasi ni Ada LOL

    @Candy Blush – Woot sayang sumama ka sana hehe πŸ™‚ Thanks for dropping by πŸ™‚

  13. Vince
    September 27th, 2009 at 5:31 am

    Good times! We should surf more often!

  14. sam galang
    December 29th, 2009 at 1:21 am

    Luke Landrigan is super hott!!

  15. Eric Marantan
    September 27th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Uu maganda dyan sa san juan surfing area. Natry ko din ngsurf dyan one time hehehe..

  16. mayche
    March 12th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Wow!!! I sooo love Luke! Buti hindi ka nadistract siya naging teacher mo! hehe I hope to go to La Union too. :))

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  18. Alvin
    August 20th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Ganda naman ng event nyo. I hope na meron din or maranasan ko rin itong event na ito. Thanks po.


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