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Siargao Surfers Claim Sweet Victory in Cabugao

Siargao Surfers Claim Sweet Victory in Cabugao

  December 9, 2018, Brgy. Sabang, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – There was enough swell left over from yesterday’s epic showdown to finish the remaining shortboard heats in the Ilocos SurF National Surfing Championships. By late afternoon, John Mark “Marama” Tokong, Nilbie Blancada, and Gabriel Lerog […]

Big Blue Behemoths at the 4th Day of the Ilocos SurF National Surfing Championships

Big Blue Behemoths at the 4th Day of the Ilocos SurF National Surfing Championships

  December 8, 2018, Brgy. Sabang, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur— There was no better day to resume the Ilocos SurF National Surfing Championships as yesterday’s placid waters were replaced by a beautiful display of big, blue behemoths rolling into the beach. One of the judges, Manuel […]

The 2018 Ilocos SurF National Surfing Championships Open with Impressive Longboarding Action

The 2018 Ilocos SurF National Surfing Championships Open with Impressive Longboarding Action

  December 6, 2018, Brgy. Sabang, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Today’s swell unraveled slowly and surfers feared it was going to be another layday. However, just before noon, the long and clean right-handers of Kido’s Point peeled into view. As the tide filled in, the […]

The Call of Kido’s Point

The Call of Kido’s Point

    The Call of Kido’s Point As Philippine surfing continues to gain momentum through the Philippine Surfing Championship Tour (PSCT), one elusive surf spot finally reveals itself. Flanked by fishing boats, the beach at Brgy. Sabang in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur is calm until a […]

Hard-Fought Wins At the 16th Lanuza Surfing Festival 

Hard-Fought Wins At the 16th Lanuza Surfing Festival 

The last day of the 16th Lanuza Surfing Festival was definitely full of excitement, tension and action as every surfer was eager to win first place in their respective categories. The ocean gifted us with two-foot waves but the on-shore wind made them a bit […]

Top Action as Men’s Open Shortboard gets closer to Quarterfinals

Top Action as Men’s Open Shortboard gets closer to Quarterfinals

It has been a busy fifth day of the 16th Lanuza Surfing Festival. On the 4th round, we finally saw the top PSCT surfers enter the water, welcomed by warm sunny weather and inviting 2-3 foot waves. John Mark Tokong, Carlito Nogalo, Philmar Alipayo, Mark […]

Juniors and Women Ruled the 4th Day of the 16th Lanuza Surfing Festival

Juniors and Women Ruled the 4th Day of the 16th Lanuza Surfing Festival

The fourth day of the competition was faced with smaller footlong-waves, the smallest swell we have had in the competition so far. The surfers were put under difficult conditions as it was quite tough to gain enough speed to perform aerial tricks on the tiny waves. […]

Men’s Shortboard Qualifiers Kick-Off on the 3rd Day of the 16th Lanuza Surfing Festival

Men’s Shortboard Qualifiers Kick-Off on the 3rd Day of the 16th Lanuza Surfing Festival

Despite all the alarms about the coming Tropical Depression, Lanuza has woken up with a partially clear sky, offshore wind, no rain and 3-5 foot waves. The third day started with the last two heats of Juniors Shortboard. Daniel Nogalo was on lead until Gabriel Lerog […]

Semifinals of Longboard Heats Up on Day 2

Semifinals of Longboard Heats Up on Day 2

  The second day of the 16th Lanuza Surfing Festival started with similar conditions as yesterday’s 1-2 feet waves. The first ones to get into the water were the Men’s Open Longboard Division. The judges were looking for smooth movements and traditional longboard maneuvers, and […]

All About Longboards On the First Day of the 16th Lanuza Surfing Festival

All About Longboards On the First Day of the 16th Lanuza Surfing Festival

The first day of the 16thLanuza Surfing Festival was all about cross steps, cutbacks and flips, as the longboard riders ruled the waves. Though the day started with small waves of 1-2 feet, the sun was out and the surfers gave their best on the first […]