1. Epic Finals Day Surfing and Surprise Champions Shake Up Title Race in La Union
  2. Upsets and Comebacks—Underdogs Take the Lead in Day 4 of the La Union Pro
  3. Pagudpud Surfer Displays Shortboarding Prowess on Day Three
  4. Wahines and Juniors Serve High-Performance Shortboarding on Day Two
  5. Day One of the La Union Pro Opens with Non-stop Longboard Action
  6. New Champions Crowned in Guiuan, Title Race Continues in La Union
  7. The Men and Juniors Take It To the Skies with Epic Shortboarding on Day 4
  8. Sunny Skies and High Fives—Progressive Longboarding Heats Up Day 3 Of the 9th Guiuan Odyssey Waves
  9. Impressive Wahine and Men’s Shortboard Performances Fill Day 2 of the 9th Guiuan Odyssey Waves
  10. Pacifico Surfer Shines on the First Day of the 9th Guiuan Odyssey Waves
  11. Professional Surfing Returns to Guiuan
  12. All About Lefts On The Second Leg of PSCT
  13. Siargao Secures Future of Surfing During the Awarding Ceremony
  14. Piso Alcala and Marven Delamide Champions of the 21st National Siargao Surfing Cup
  15. Aerials, Barrels and More-Action Intensifies on Day 4 of the 21st Siargao National Surfing Cup
  16. Upsets and Surprises Fill Up Day 3 of the 21st National Siargao Surfing Cup
  17. Grommets Ruled Day 2 of the 21st National Siargao Surfing Cup
  18. 21st Siargao National Surfing Cup Opens With PH’s Best Surfers
  19. The 21st Siargao National Surfing Cup is Here
  20. Road to Tokyo 2020
  21. 2018 PSCT GRAND CHAMPIONS AWARDED IN ILOCOS SUR
  22. SIARGAO SURFERS CLAIM SWEET VICTORY IN CABUGAO
  23. BIG BLUE BEHEMOTHS AT THE 4TH DAY OF THE ILOCOS SURF NATIONAL SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS
  24. THE 2018 ILOCOS SURF NATIONAL SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS OPEN WITH IMPRESSIVE LONGBOARDING ACTION
  25. THE CALL OF KIDO’S POINT
  26. HARD-FOUGHT WINS AT THE 16TH LANUZA SURFING FESTIVAL
  27. TOP ACTION AS MEN’S OPEN SHORTBOARD GETS CLOSER TO QUARTERFINALS
  28. JUNIORS AND WOMEN RULED THE 4TH DAY OF THE 16TH LANUZA SURFING FESTIVAL
Sunday, December 15, 2019
  1. Epic Finals Day Surfing and Surprise Champions Shake Up Title Race in La Union
  2. Upsets and Comebacks—Underdogs Take the Lead in Day 4 of the La Union Pro
  3. Pagudpud Surfer Displays Shortboarding Prowess on Day Three
  4. Wahines and Juniors Serve High-Performance Shortboarding on Day Two
  5. Day One of the La Union Pro Opens with Non-stop Longboard Action
  6. New Champions Crowned in Guiuan, Title Race Continues in La Union
  7. The Men and Juniors Take It To the Skies with Epic Shortboarding on Day 4
  8. Sunny Skies and High Fives—Progressive Longboarding Heats Up Day 3 Of the 9th Guiuan Odyssey Waves
  9. Impressive Wahine and Men’s Shortboard Performances Fill Day 2 of the 9th Guiuan Odyssey Waves
  10. Pacifico Surfer Shines on the First Day of the 9th Guiuan Odyssey Waves
  11. Professional Surfing Returns to Guiuan
  12. All About Lefts On The Second Leg of PSCT
  13. Siargao Secures Future of Surfing During the Awarding Ceremony
  14. Piso Alcala and Marven Delamide Champions of the 21st National Siargao Surfing Cup
  15. Aerials, Barrels and More-Action Intensifies on Day 4 of the 21st Siargao National Surfing Cup
  16. Upsets and Surprises Fill Up Day 3 of the 21st National Siargao Surfing Cup
  17. Grommets Ruled Day 2 of the 21st National Siargao Surfing Cup
  18. 21st Siargao National Surfing Cup Opens With PH’s Best Surfers
  19. The 21st Siargao National Surfing Cup is Here
  20. Road to Tokyo 2020
  21. 2018 PSCT GRAND CHAMPIONS AWARDED IN ILOCOS SUR
  22. SIARGAO SURFERS CLAIM SWEET VICTORY IN CABUGAO
  23. BIG BLUE BEHEMOTHS AT THE 4TH DAY OF THE ILOCOS SURF NATIONAL SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS
  24. THE 2018 ILOCOS SURF NATIONAL SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS OPEN WITH IMPRESSIVE LONGBOARDING ACTION
  25. THE CALL OF KIDO’S POINT
  26. HARD-FOUGHT WINS AT THE 16TH LANUZA SURFING FESTIVAL
  27. TOP ACTION AS MEN’S OPEN SHORTBOARD GETS CLOSER TO QUARTERFINALS
  28. JUNIORS AND WOMEN RULED THE 4TH DAY OF THE 16TH LANUZA SURFING FESTIVAL

Impressive Wahine and Men’s Shortboard Performances Fill Day 2 of the 9th Guiuan Odyssey Waves

by Ferina Santos

 

Vea Estrellado from Gubat, Sorsogon demonstrated prowess on Calicoan’s waves in the Women’s Open Shortboard.

 

Calicoan Island, Guiuan — The second day of the 9th Guiuan Odyssey Waves opened with Round 2 of the Men’s Open Shortboard. Yesterday’s top performer, Edwin Uriarte from Pacifico, Siargao Island again ruled the second round with the highest total heat score of 10.50. 

His hard work paid off as he showed prowess on Calicoan’s left-breaking waves. “I try to remain calm and be patient” the goofy-footer explains. “Patience is a good strategy” Uriarte adds. The 18-year-old goofy-footer is undoubtedly one to watch out for when he competes against the seeded surfers in Round 4. 

It was the women’s turn to ride the waves as we headed immediately into the quarterfinals of the Women’s Open Shortboard. Up-and-coming wahine Vea Estrellado from Gubat, Sorsogon surprised everyone with her skills and adept wave-reading ability with the conditions this morning. 

 

La Union’s Marven Abat sprays his way through to the next round during Round 3 of the 9th Guiuan Odyssey Waves.

 

The fifteen-year-old first joined the Philippine Surfing Championship Tour (PSCT) back in 2017 in San Juan, La Union and won second place in the 2017 Reef Pro La Union. Stopping for a year due to financial constraints, Estrellado is back on tour and is hungry to score.

“I was a bit scared going into my heat because I was up with the likes of veteran surfers like Daisy Valdez of La Union,” says Estrellado. The unassuming wahine was surprised to learn that she got the highest heat and single-wave scores of that round.

“It’s my dream to make it to the Philippine Team” beams a shy Estrellado when asked about her plans for the future. To those who have seen her perform in other surfing competitions, Estrellado is the surfer to watch out for in the coming seasons.

 

Known for pulling off impressive aerials, John Mark Tokong takes it once again to the air in this free surf session before his heat in Round 3.

 

After taking a quick break, the competition resumed midday with the offshore wind favouring the competition causing the waves to become cleaner—perfect for continuing with the Men’s Open Shortboard. Round 3 proved to be exciting as top surfers were seeded together with those who advanced from previous rounds.

The last heat of Round 3 had Siargaonons John Mark Tokong and PJ Alipayo versus La Union boys Marven Abat and Francisco Nunag. Towards the end of the heat, it was clear that Tokong claimed first place with Abat in second, showing us impressive backside maneuvers.

Fresh from his win in the recent 25th Siargao Surfing Cup, a WSL QS-1500 event, John Mark “Marama” Tokong posted the highest total heat score of 14.25 points and single-wave score of 8.25 points.

 

Gerand Abuy from Borongan, Samar paddles back to the lineup during his heat. Abuy was one of the Samar surfers that advanced to Round 3 today.

 

We’re excited to see how the third day of the 9th Guiuan Odyssey Waves surfing competition will turn out. As the wave conditions grow to more promising each day, we’re hopeful to see more surprises from the Philippines’ best surfers.

The 9th Guiuan Odyssey Waves is made possible by the local government unit of Guiuan thru Mayor Annaliza P. Gonzales-Kwan, Vice Mayor Veronica Cabacaba- Ramirez, the Sangguniang Bayan Members and the Department of Tourism Region 8. With the support of the Philippine Sports Commission, Guiuan Water District, Gwapitos, Kudo Surf, Cebu Pacific, Fat Lips Surf Shop, ABS-CBN Sports and Action, CNN Philippines, ANCx, Inquirer.net, Metro Channel, Inq Pop, Fluidsurf, My Life on Board, PAGCOR, VANS Philippines, Maui and Sons, Be Siargao MagazineDWIZ, Balay Pacifico, ABCD Surf, and Calicoan Classics.

 

Originally from Baler, Siargao-based Allan Derecho shows impressive power on this roundhouse cutback.

 

About PSCT

The Philippine Surfing Championship Tour (PSCT) 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.

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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Carlo Escobar October 24, 2019 at 10:59 am

Congrats Gerand

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