NILBIE Blancada was the last one standing. But in the end, the Philippine national surfing team could not break out of the World Surfing Games bottom brackets to advance to the finals - and secure that coveted Olympic ticket.Nevertheless, Team Philippines' ...
Jun 4, 2021
THE DAY began with a glimmer of hope for the underdog Philippine surfing team.Even the sea seemed to be on our side as silver SEA Games medalist Jay-R Esquivel took on Australian surf champ Owen Wright at the ongoing World ...
Jun 1, 2021
WITH Day 1 of the World Surfing Games in the bag, the Pinoy team stands proud, with majority of the team advancing into the second round.At the twin breaks of La Bocana ("The Mouth") and El Sunzal in El Salvador, John ...
May 31, 2021
AT THE moment, the six-person Philippine national surfing team is split into different squads - no thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic that's thrown up barriers to both travel and training.There's Jay-R Esquivel and Daisy Valdez in La ...
Apr 14, 2021
OUR national surfers - who put on an amazing performance back in the SEA Games -are back in training.Of course, the status of many surf competitions are up in the air - an especially painful blow in a year where surfing was supposed ...
Jun 10, 2020
THIS weekend, the local government in Siargao issued - and then retracted - guidelines for surfing as the province of Surigao del Norte moved into general community quarantine.Opening the famed beach up for activities like "swimming, surfing, bodyboarding, paddle boarding, [and] kiteboarding", the ...
May 18, 2020
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