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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Surfing Frustrations

We were supposed to go out surfing in La Union, but a friend cancelled at the last minute (Grrrr). Sadly, I'm a schedule freak, and if itenerary doesn't match the original plan, I'd get all my hopes down for an enjoyable trip. Plus I have this notion that the more the merrier. I'd like going out in a group rather than in a small company of two (unless its a date hehe).

In any case, even if I wasn't able to go (though I promised myself, that this plan will still materialise), I'd just share for now some info I got from a friend's niece. The email was really informative (in a funny way, hehe). So insert email:

Sorry ngayon lang. Toxic kasi sa work hehe. Anyways, here are details for the surfing trip:

Resort: San Juan Surf Resort (In Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union. It's along MacArthur Highway lang, right after San Fernando)Tel # 072-7200340Contact Person: Ate Jovy (or anyone who answers the phone hehe)

Website: http://www.sanjuansurfresort.com/ although hindi to masyado updated.

There's a surf cam that shows the waves sa beach kaso naka-off yata ngayon, last update was Feb. 4 pa.*

Transportation:If may car, madali lang naman puntahan. Along MacArthur Highway lang siya, pagkatapos ng San Fernando.If walang car, pwede sumakay ng Partas Bus (there's a station in Cubao and in Pasay). Buy a ticket to Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union and tell them to drop you off at Sebay (pronounced as Sea-Bay). Malapit na dun yung San Juan Surf Resort.*

Accommodations:Luma na rin yung room rates sa website. As of last February, eto yung rates:

Fan room (Good for 2) - PhP 650/night

Aircon room (Good for 2) - PhP 1200/night

There are also aircon rooms that are good for 3, 4, 6, etc.. I think yung for 4 is about PhP 1650/night. Pwede naman inquire sa surfcamp. Pwede rin mag-tent kung nagtitipid talaga hehehe. Kung hindi naman, meron ding "Condo Units" (5 people max.) na mga PhP 2500/night yata. Pero super ganda hehe. *

Surfing lessonsRate is PhP 400/hour. This includes board rental and surf instructor na. For newbies, okay na ang 1 or 2 or 3 hours max. of surfing per day.


* Bring water (although may tinda naman water sa resort) coz nakakauhaw magsurf especially when you drink a lot of sea water pag na-wipeout haha!

* For the women, make sure na you wear a rashguard or any tight top when surfing to prevent indecent exposure! :P Pwede rin one-piece bathing suit nalang para mas safe. Pag malakas kasi ang waves or pag na-wipeout, natatanggal minsan ang bikini top! Hehehe.

Walang waves usually pag summertime, or if meron baby waves lang, just right for beginners. Surfing season starts ng mga August/September until mga February.

According to a friend who went to La Union last weekend, may waves naman daw pero 2 feet lang. :P

There are also surfing spots in Baler, Zambales, Daet pero wala rin alon ngayon huhu.

Ayun, yan na muna for now. Let me know nalang pag may questions pa.

Surf's up,

Maxine :)

9 mga umutot:

Mugen said...

naks nakapag-out of town ka pa. He he. Schedule freak rin ako. Once a a lakad has been canceled, I make my own lakad even if it means i have to enjoy my tripping alone.

odin hood said...

haha ako usually strict sa sched in terms of arrival/departure time... ayaw ko ung mabagal kumilos din

i would usually go with the flow, join the bandwagon para lang maenjoy ang trip....basta pinaka-important sakin ma-enjoy ko ung trip, even if it means solo flight ako

Mugen said...

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veRn BuRn IV said...

naikwento ng kaibigan ko saken tong san juan surf resort. hindi ako marunong magsurf..pero may board shorts naman..haha! marunong ka ng magsurf? alam mo yung cloud 9?

gillboard said...

been there 2 years ago... enjoyed much... except for the jellyfish. got stung twice during that druneken weekend...
funny thing is that i didn't learn to surf... kahit nakainuman namin yung mga trainer dun.

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supervillainess said...

inggit ako! always wanted to try water sports. i sorta tried skimboarding before pero mas malaki pa sakin yung board. haha.

wanderingcommuter said...

funny because a very close friend for almost five years also happen to have a resort there. but we really never had the chance to fulfill the plan of going there. well atleast may kasama na akong alam ang sakit ng frustration ko. hahahaha.. jokies.. theres always the right time and place for everything!

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