Monday, September 12, 2011

Vitamin D from Vitamin Sea

Sunday day trip to one of fave new spots. I was scared we would get totally skunked and be drenched in rain. But it was peeling and sunny... the perfect combination for a day trip.
Paolo holds ground lessons for his students

Morning sesh: 2-3 feet for us (scored fun little right-handers as well as a few lefts), and further down the beach, perfect baby waves for the first-timers.

Pia takes off at the smaller section of the beach

Lunch: scrambled eggs, luncheon meat, cheese, peanut butter, brown bread, bites of Migui’s incredi-sandwich, bananas with Nutella, some spag from Pao, a sip of milk, lots of water and Golden Oreos. Random. Yummy.

Afternoon sesh: 4 feet with some close outs, what felt like never-ending sets (“Lull! I want a lull! I need to rest!”).There are no photos (from my camera) of the afternoon sesh because I was in the water trying to catch as many waves as I could before I started cramping.

Ting Pats, Pao and Julienne decided to paddle to the reef break at the tip of the cove. According to them, it was slopey, overhead and just the teensiest bit too shallow.

We were packed up and showered by 5pm. Had a really good catch-up conversation with my friend Raf - who I hadn't seen in at least 5 months that was largely about religion, spirituality and opening yourself to the universe.

On the road by 6pm. Slept the whole way home. :) It wasn't my best day trip this year but it was still super fun. A day at the beach, on your board... very few city options can truly compare.

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Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Long Weekend in Baler: End of August 2011

Started the long weekend with quiz at Pivo where we once again dominated the rounds. :) Good job to our very own Rainman - Vincenzo Giorgo Armommy Tagle. Then went to Senator's house to wait for everyone to trickle in so we could be on our way to Baler for the next two and a half days.

Baler was... amazing. In sunshine, in rain, in glassy conditions and horrifying close-outs... for some reason, Baler always finds a way to be good to me. And I would like to think that Baler was good to first-timers Jako and Will as well.

We surfed mostly at the beachie and once in Lobbot with waves varying from head high close outs to waist high peelers. The weather went from overcast to sunny to sunny but drizzling. Scored my personal best rides during the Sunday afternoon session -- clean drops on waist high left-handers with green walls just peeling down the line. Gill was able to stand on Pandora, Will and Jako were able to get waves and Senator was dominating on his 9'6. :) Stoke for everyone.

Hidden in between surf sessions (and sometimes during) were moments, hirits, conversations and jokes that I'm not likely to forget and I pray I never take for granted.

Ended the weekend with Casa Nami sing-along night -- sunkissed, stoked, kinda tired but ready to rock it out in celebration of Gill's last hosting night.

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