Monday, June 18, 2007

Typhoon Surfing

Japan and Taiwan have been cashing in on those crazy surfers who seek those huge, huge waves right after the typhoon. Hey, we are now in the typhoon season. Can't the Department of Tourism promote typhoon surfing in Baler, Quezon and San Juan, La Union or even Siargao or Pagudpud?

8 Comments:

Blogger The Nashman said...

We surf in La Union. One of my best experiences is riding the boards in the middle of a thunderstorm.

As much as possible it's best to let the locals learn how to ride the waves first before attracting the casual poseurs who leave litter in the beach (mostly from manila.)

2:36 AM  
Blogger frank cimatu said...

i have a funny anecdote about san juan and surfing. i will blog it later

9:30 AM  
Blogger Mayumi Masaya said...

alam ko nagpromote na sila ng la union kaya madaming tao na ngayun dun. met a few japanese surfers in la union, some i've surfed with in hawaii before. dami na din nag surf sa 'pinas actually. a lot of the locals in la union and baler learned how to surf because of the boards left by the foreign surfers. as with all things, there are some good and some bad aspects about promoting surfing as a sport in the philippines. a lot of the foreigners married filipinas and now own prime beach front lots. there's this one guy from catanduanes who doesn't allow locals to surf in 'his spot' and apparently gets the shotgun out if they do.

4:49 PM  
Blogger The Nashman said...

the expats in San Juan are nice people. At one period the Baguio Boardriders Club was based at a resort owned by a German pensioner.

sadly, companies like San Miguel for example are cashing in on the golden age of pinoy surfing. A double edged sword, the promotion is good but the consumerism runs counter to the simple joys of keeping the beach clean and surfing.

whatabout badoc island? the waves there are amazing...sadly it's a private beach....spread the love i say....

8:42 PM  
Blogger Mayumi Masaya said...

baguio boardriders...

was this resort called sunset?

7:48 AM  
Blogger myisabela.blogspot.com said...

why not try isabela's coastal waters? enjoy the exhilarating trip there...just brace for the six-seater light plane ride...hehehehe

7:55 AM  
Blogger frank cimatu said...

I heard nga about surfing in Isabela. And you know what, the beach there reminds me of the East Coast. Naks

8:48 AM  
Blogger frank cimatu said...

I heard nga about surfing in Isabela. And you know what, the beach there reminds me of the East Coast. Naks

8:48 AM  

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