1. 2019 PSCT Tour Notes: Results, Repeats, and Runaway Victories
  2. 5 Reasons Why We Can’t Stop Talking About Day 4 of the Surf in the City Competition
  3. Valdez Clinches the Longboard Title Early While Casugay Sits Out the Semifinals
  4. Why It Takes a Tour and Technicality to Make a Champion
  5. A New Regime for the Birthplace of Visayan Surfing
  6. ‘Surf in the City’ Opens as Borongan’s Biggest Event in 2019
  7. Epic Finals Day Surfing and Surprise Champions Shake Up Title Race in La Union
  8. Upsets and Comebacks—Underdogs Take the Lead in Day 4 of the La Union Pro
  9. Pagudpud Surfer Displays Shortboarding Prowess on Day Three
  10. Wahines and Juniors Serve High-Performance Shortboarding on Day Two
  11. Day One of the La Union Pro Opens with Non-stop Longboard Action
  12. New Champions Crowned in Guiuan, Title Race Continues in La Union
  13. The Men and Juniors Take It To the Skies with Epic Shortboarding on Day 4
  14. Sunny Skies and High Fives—Progressive Longboarding Heats Up Day 3 Of the 9th Guiuan Odyssey Waves
  15. Impressive Wahine and Men’s Shortboard Performances Fill Day 2 of the 9th Guiuan Odyssey Waves
  16. Pacifico Surfer Shines on the First Day of the 9th Guiuan Odyssey Waves
  17. Professional Surfing Returns to Guiuan
  18. All About Lefts On The Second Leg of PSCT
  19. Siargao Secures Future of Surfing During the Awarding Ceremony
  20. Piso Alcala and Marven Delamide Champions of the 21st National Siargao Surfing Cup
  21. Aerials, Barrels and More-Action Intensifies on Day 4 of the 21st Siargao National Surfing Cup
  22. Upsets and Surprises Fill Up Day 3 of the 21st National Siargao Surfing Cup
  23. Grommets Ruled Day 2 of the 21st National Siargao Surfing Cup
  24. 21st Siargao National Surfing Cup Opens With PH’s Best Surfers
  25. The 21st Siargao National Surfing Cup is Here
  26. Road to Tokyo 2020
  27. 2018 PSCT GRAND CHAMPIONS AWARDED IN ILOCOS SUR
  28. SIARGAO SURFERS CLAIM SWEET VICTORY IN CABUGAO
  29. BIG BLUE BEHEMOTHS AT THE 4TH DAY OF THE ILOCOS SURF NATIONAL SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS
  30. THE 2018 ILOCOS SURF NATIONAL SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS OPEN WITH IMPRESSIVE LONGBOARDING ACTION
  31. THE CALL OF KIDO’S POINT
  32. HARD-FOUGHT WINS AT THE 16TH LANUZA SURFING FESTIVAL
  33. TOP ACTION AS MEN’S OPEN SHORTBOARD GETS CLOSER TO QUARTERFINALS
  34. JUNIORS AND WOMEN RULED THE 4TH DAY OF THE 16TH LANUZA SURFING FESTIVAL
Sunday, July 12, 2020
  1. 2019 PSCT Tour Notes: Results, Repeats, and Runaway Victories
  2. 5 Reasons Why We Can’t Stop Talking About Day 4 of the Surf in the City Competition
  3. Valdez Clinches the Longboard Title Early While Casugay Sits Out the Semifinals
  4. Why It Takes a Tour and Technicality to Make a Champion
  5. A New Regime for the Birthplace of Visayan Surfing
  6. ‘Surf in the City’ Opens as Borongan’s Biggest Event in 2019
  7. Epic Finals Day Surfing and Surprise Champions Shake Up Title Race in La Union
  8. Upsets and Comebacks—Underdogs Take the Lead in Day 4 of the La Union Pro
  9. Pagudpud Surfer Displays Shortboarding Prowess on Day Three
  10. Wahines and Juniors Serve High-Performance Shortboarding on Day Two
  11. Day One of the La Union Pro Opens with Non-stop Longboard Action
  12. New Champions Crowned in Guiuan, Title Race Continues in La Union
  13. The Men and Juniors Take It To the Skies with Epic Shortboarding on Day 4
  14. Sunny Skies and High Fives—Progressive Longboarding Heats Up Day 3 Of the 9th Guiuan Odyssey Waves
  15. Impressive Wahine and Men’s Shortboard Performances Fill Day 2 of the 9th Guiuan Odyssey Waves
  16. Pacifico Surfer Shines on the First Day of the 9th Guiuan Odyssey Waves
  17. Professional Surfing Returns to Guiuan
  18. All About Lefts On The Second Leg of PSCT
  19. Siargao Secures Future of Surfing During the Awarding Ceremony
  20. Piso Alcala and Marven Delamide Champions of the 21st National Siargao Surfing Cup
  21. Aerials, Barrels and More-Action Intensifies on Day 4 of the 21st Siargao National Surfing Cup
  22. Upsets and Surprises Fill Up Day 3 of the 21st National Siargao Surfing Cup
  23. Grommets Ruled Day 2 of the 21st National Siargao Surfing Cup
  24. 21st Siargao National Surfing Cup Opens With PH’s Best Surfers
  25. The 21st Siargao National Surfing Cup is Here
  26. Road to Tokyo 2020
  27. 2018 PSCT GRAND CHAMPIONS AWARDED IN ILOCOS SUR
  28. SIARGAO SURFERS CLAIM SWEET VICTORY IN CABUGAO
  29. BIG BLUE BEHEMOTHS AT THE 4TH DAY OF THE ILOCOS SURF NATIONAL SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS
  30. THE 2018 ILOCOS SURF NATIONAL SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS OPEN WITH IMPRESSIVE LONGBOARDING ACTION
  31. THE CALL OF KIDO’S POINT
  32. HARD-FOUGHT WINS AT THE 16TH LANUZA SURFING FESTIVAL
  33. TOP ACTION AS MEN’S OPEN SHORTBOARD GETS CLOSER TO QUARTERFINALS
  34. JUNIORS AND WOMEN RULED THE 4TH DAY OF THE 16TH LANUZA SURFING FESTIVAL

Wahines and Juniors Serve High-Performance Shortboarding on Day Two

by Ferina Santos

Gabriel Lerog (Siargao) defies gravity once again.

Day Two opened with a relaxed and exciting atmosphere—the waves were promising with clean sets coming. After the back-to-back longboarding action yesterday, it was the juniors and wahines that took the spotlight.

Finishing the first two rounds of the Juniors Shortboard Division was enough proof that the future of Philippine surfing is glowing brightly. 2018 PSCT junior grand champion Gabriel Lerog (Siargao) bagged the highest combined total while sharing the highest single-wave score with fellow Siargaonon John Carlo Noguerra in the first round.

For the second round, Lerog once again demonstrated his aerial prowess by consistently delivering reverse aerials for the crowd and judges to enjoy. He was rewarded with the highest combined total score of 11.95 points and single-wave score of 7.25 points—the highest score of the day.

Gabriel Lerog (Siargao) posted the highest combined total and single-wave score for the first two rounds of Juniors Shortboard.

Lerog was ecstatic to hear the scores post-heat. “I’m glad about how the heats turned out even if I pulled a reverse before the buzzer sounded, I thought the competition had started.” he laughs.

The Women’s Open Shortboard Division opened with the quarterfinals, and reigning longboard queen Daisy Valdez (La Union) had the highest combined total of 10.15 points while Nilbie Blancada (Siargao), Philippines’ number one shortboarder, had the highest single-wave score of 6.25 points on her opening wave.

The La Union Pro 2019 marked Blancada’s return to professional surfing after a short hiatus. By the quality of her surfing, it didn’t seem like she took some time off. 

Nilbie Blancada (Siargao) is all smiles after her comeback heat in La Union Pro 2019.

“I’m overwhelmed! I love the feeling of competing, and I’m so happy to be back!” a beaming Blancada exclaims. “The feeling’s incomparable!” she adds.

Blancada won the coveted crown of the Asian Surfing Champion four years ago; making her the first Filipina surfing champion and 2016 Asian surfing champion.

“I’m excited about the incoming swell. I hope it barrels because that’s what I’m used to and what I want to do!” Blancada said. 

 

Tricky conditions proved Daisy Valdez’ (La Union) familiarity and skill in today’s Women’s Open Shortboard.

 

Reigning longboard champion of the Philippines Daisy Valdez shares the same joy in Blancada’s comeback. “We’ve been surfing since way back, and we’re good friends. It’s great to see her back in the lineup again,” Valdez adds.

“Competitions are serious, but competing with Nilbie is like competing with a friend. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we take our surfing seriously,” Valdez jests.

Paving the way for the younger generation of Filipina surfers, Valdez hopes for more opportunities to impart her knowledge to the growing number of wahines competing. “I hope that they learn from their ‘Ates’ in the water and they continue improving the level of surfing here in the Philippines.” 

The juniors from round 1 heat 4 on their way to the lineup. L-R: Kurt Justine Carbonell (La Union), Marbin Delamide (Siargao), Noah Arkfeld (Siargao, and Benjomar Canon (Siargao).

The La Union Pro 2019 is presented by the provincial government unit of La Union, Funky Quarters, Gwapitos, and Mad Monkeys. With the support of Kudo Surf, Cebu Pacific, Havaianas Philippines, Fat Lips Surf Shop, ABS-CBN Sports and Action, CNN Philippines, ANCx, Inquirer.net, Metro Channel, Tagpuan sa San Juan, Clean Beach, Olas Banditos, Flotsam and Jetsam Hostel, Seabuds La Union, Inq Pop, Fluidsurf, Be Siargao, PAGCOR, VANS Philippines, Maui and Sons, Beach Hut, DWIZ, My Life on Board, Fluidsurf, Heineken, and Surftown La Union.

The Philippine Surfing Championship Tour is the premier professional surfing competition where top surfers from all over the Philippines compete in multiple locations around the country, vying for a spot in the national surfing team.

The jersey station for La Union Pro is decked with support from our sponsors Havainas Philippines, Cebu Pacific, Maui and Sons, and Fluidsurf.

Already on its third year, PSCT celebrates Filipino surfers, passionate fans, and dedicated partners that together grow the Philippine surfing community to what it is today and what it was envisioned to be.

PSCT exists to set the stage and act as a platform for professional surfing in the Philippines, promoting Filipino surfers as world-class athletes and uniting the surfing community and fans by sharing the story and adventure of Philippine surfing one tour at a time.

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