THE LAST time Vea Estrellado got to surf competitively was in December 2019, in that stretch of Borongan, Samar surf known as the Boulevard.In the women's longboard finals, Vea pitted her skills in a neck-and-neck battle between Ikit ...
Apr 11, 2021
THE PHILIPPINE team to El Salvador is complete, with teenage surfer Vea Estrellado rounding out the six-person team for the final qualifier event for the Olympics. It will be held in El Sunzal, a beach town in the south of the ...
Apr 9, 2021
AS THE provincial government noted a rise in positive COVID-19 cases within La Union, border controls are being tightened. Non-residents who are not APORs (authorized persons outside their residence) will not be allowed to enter the province for the meantime. ...
Mar 31, 2021
WITH her hazel eyes, blond hair, and defined features, it's easy to mistake Nicole Pornan to be another foreign tourist making her way across the famous beach of San Juan beach, La Union.Until, that is, she opens her mouth ...
Mar 8, 2021
AS HE did back in the height of Typhoon Ondoy in 2009, actor and surfer Jericho Rosales once again pulled out his surfboard to come to the aid of his fellow residents in the Marikina village where he lives. And this time, ...
Nov 12, 2020
SURF and stoke in the heart (and heat) of crowded Manila?It seems like a pipe dream, but a group of surfers and entrepreneurs is determined to make it happen. Last week, they even released a promotional video, suddenly announcing their grand, ...
Oct 27, 2020
CANBERRA, Australia - A great white shark circled to within inches of pro surfer Matt Wilkinson's board before darting away in a chilling encounter captured by a drone that is part of an Australian shark warning system.The 1.5 meter ( ...
Oct 8, 2020
ON June 16, a Tuesday, residents of San Juan, La Union were surprised to find PBA star Japeth Aguilar in town, apparently for a short surfing trip with his wife, sources told SPIN.ph.This, despite stringent tourism restrictions currently in place ...
Jul 7, 2020
THIRTEEN years on, a long, elongated swimming pool near the east side of the Manggahan Floodway has churned out thousands of aspiring surfers. Some of them - like Lorraine Lapus, Bea Vega, Carla Sebastian, and My Life on Board founder and Spin.ph ...
Jul 2, 2020
PHILMAR Alipayo and his daughter Keliana Alohi - or Lilo, for short - wake up at 4 a.m. every day to catch the sunrise. Mom Andi Eigenmann, however, needs to get those extra hours of shut-eye, and gets up at 6:30 ...
Jun 25, 2020
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
On April 11 - Almost a month into the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine - Ian Saguan, the president of the La Union Surf Club, posted a picture of an empty San Juan street."Ang daming tourist oh," he wrote sarcastically. "Ay Sabado nga ...
Apr 28, 2020
TO HELP stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, acting governor Christian Noveras has imposed an entry ban on the entire province, barring tourists and non-residents from entering Aurora, reports Inquirer Northern Luzon. As of today, March 15, Aurora has reported ...
Mar 15, 2020
Comedian and content creator Bogart the Explorer suffered a serious surfing accident last weekend, he revealed in a social media post on Tuesday morning, March 3."My surfboard's fin cut my right leg. [T]he impact was so strong, the ...
Mar 3, 2020
THERE WERE 10 seconds left in the final heat of the men's longboarding competition at the Single & Unattached event in Urbiztondo Beach in La Union. It was an all-locals final featuring four La Union boys battling it out for the ...
Feb 17, 2020
WHENEVER Roger Casugay gets on top of a longboard, you know you're in for a show."Depending kung anong klaseng board ang gagamitin mo, kung single fin o thruster," he said about the way he rides. He's been surfing the ...
Feb 11, 2020
SEA Games gold medalist Roger Casogay joined the PBA crowd last Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum to watch Game 3 of the ongoing PBA Governors' Cup Finals. He was accompanied by his Dutch fiance, Lisa Verweij. Casogay, who also won ...
Jan 17, 2020
FIVE of six sports that produced gold medals for the country in the 30th Southeast Asian Games were formally welcomed as part of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) family on Tuesday.POC president Abraham 'Bambol' Tolentino personally received the sports of modern ...
Dec 17, 2019
Here's something not a lot of people know about Roger Casugay's rescue of Arip Nurhidayat.When the Filipino surfer offered a ride to his Indonesian rival after Nurhidayat's board had been swept out to the sea, the two - who ...
Dec 11, 2019
San Juan, La Union - Roger Casugay wrapped up an eventful weekend with a come-from-behind gold win in the SEA Games men's longboarding category.Battling against Jay-R Esquivel, Casugay suffered a broken board early on his heat.Esquivel ...
Dec 8, 2019
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