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 […]

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 […]

Medewi last May 2015

Featured Image: Medewi, June 2015 (c) Dane Senja The best place for regulars to practice their backside….. is wherever the waves break left. :) Luckily in my case, I was in Medewi the first few days of my 2 week long Bali trip. You see, I had been unnecessarily worried about Bali being mostly lefts. […]

Southswell Monaliza Point

Featured Image: Popping up at the Monaliza Point in San Juan, La Union. Picture from Surfing San Juan, 2015. The last time I surfed my favorite point with a bit of size was several months ago during Northswell. I’ve always looked forward to experiencing it during the Southswell (mostly because I heard it’s left is a bit […]

Heartbreak, Pagudpud during Typhoon Soudelor (Hanna)

No one surfed that morning when Heartbreak was generously giving from what we surmised were double overhead waves, one set after the other. Sitting on a beanbag while watching each lip form into a beautiful barrel only made it a little bit less terrifying. My heart still skipped a beat each time and I’d only stop holding my breath after the group […]