Magic Red

Featured Image: Enjoying the North Swell at Monaliza Point, November 2016. Picture by Surfing San Juan / Rey Bonifacio. ​I love my red board. It’s my favourite. The again, all my boards become my favourite at some point but this one, this one feels like it’s gonna be one of the special ones – my […]

Breaking my board, Po

Featured Image: Toots checking out Po in half, sitting beside the Zamora boards at the Loghouse. The forecast was 3~5ft last February 2, 2016 and only a few shortboarders were out. After an hour of paddling out and taking long, crazy drops at the Monalisa Point, I ended up with 2 boards — one roughly 3ft […]

Smurfing Mati

This picture by Erick Cusi is <3. It’s been 4 years since I traveled to Mati, Davao Oriental. It was flat but we were able to find knee-high waves which lasted for about 30 minutes and that was totally fine considering we weren’t there to surf. Was warmly welcomed by Gabby Sibala, who took us to his […]

San Juan, La Union

A very late post from last year’s me.

Featured Image: San Juan, La Union’s famous lightshow.   I live in a city far from the sea and surfing every weekend will always be time consuming, expensive and exhausting but it is always the highlight of my week. It is exhilarating, fulfilling, rejuvenating and aside from my family, it is a part of my life […]

Kapuluan Vista Resort in August 2015

Featured Image: The Friday morning session at Vista, taken by Tonet Jose 08/07/2015.   It can be truly terrifying and at the same time most comforting to be out in the lineup.  It is something very hard for me to explain and yet so easy for me to claim. It is filled with both the unknown and the […]