ZAMBALES | Surfing Zambales
It's surfing season.. Before it doesn't mean much to me but it does now that I've tried it. Did I tell before that I am such a water whore.. I'm always at home with water. Reason why most places that I like to go with must have or least a chance for me to swim or snorkel. I can't count the many times I almost drowned as a kid, because I kept on trying to learn to swim on my own.. Not in a swimming pool mind you, but on a fresh water river in my Mom's hometown, Mambusao Capiz.
Liw-Liwa is a sitio in San Felipe, Zambales. San Felipe was practically a coastline I've been coming here for the last 3 years.. Every time I want to enjoy a weekend by the beach I have a friend who's got a beach house here.. In all my time, I never knew that the place was good for surfing. Well, It was probably off season when I went here the last time which was April 2011.
Trying to surf as a newbie was challenging for me. My body doesn't have that balanced symmetry.. I made up for it for stamina though.
It's really fun, It's no wonder why a lot of people is addicted to this. I've always been right handed, so I was being being cocky with my guide, saying that I'm probably a regular surfer.. I can't even stand on the board.. shame! But when I tried goofy, that's when my guide concluded that I'm goofy.
How did I do for starters? Not bad, but if I compare myself to my friends.. I'm way behind, there's only a handful of first timers like me that day. A little more practice would do me good.
My friend Chuchi! Who could tell that this girl is a team manager in our office. It's just her 2nd time to try surfing, but here she looks like a pro.
Kuya Patrick, One of the resident surf guide. He was the one who gave us our orientation.
Here's Me... Finally realizing that I'm a goofy surfer (facing left side of the surf board)
Onin, first timer as well. Having a great time, with same much luck as I have. :)
Joey, now this one, my friend is amazing. He wasn't paying attention to the orientation.. He wasn't really interested in surfing. but when he tried it the first time.. it was effortless. I guess its as he says it is.. having a good sense of balance is something.
This is May, I just met her.. First time surfer as well.. She's practically one of the gays in the bunch. lol! But when she hit the board, it didn't take long for her to glide through.
Chivas.. He's semi pro... Doing great with the board.
lastly, me again.. you resident pala-lagaw.. This time for photo op while I balance on the board.
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