Bacnotan is never the same without the post-surf Ice Scramble. Maybe it’s only around during North Swell because these past few months, every time we hit Bacnotan, Mr. Scramble was never there!
Recently, my friends and I switched to a much better post-surf treat: Buko/Coconut! It’s better than any sugar-filled sports drink. It replenishes your electrolytes and contains natural forms of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium and potassium.
One of the perks of living in a tropical island is the excessive supply of coconuts in the countryside. Unfortunately, you have to know where to buy the coconuts since they’re not as easily accessible as I would like to say. It’s pretty surprising but coconuts are actually scarce along the beaches of San Juan, La Union and Sabang Beach, Baler. Such a huge missed opportunity!