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
ON Sunday morning, Roger Casugay once again faced off against the man he saved. This time, in a dominating run (thankfully now free of mishaps), he surfed to a victory over Arip Nurhidayat, and advanced to the gold-medal round of the ...
Dec 8, 2019
AFTER seeing his rival stranded without his board, surfer Roger Casugay turned his board around to save Indonesian Arip Nurhidayat. It was a heroic act - a textbook case of pure sportsmanship.But what exactly happened that Friday morning, and how will it ...
Dec 7, 2019
EIGHTEEN MINUTES into his heat at the Men's Longboard event in La Union, a massive swell hit Indonesian surfer Arip Nurhidayat - and snapped his surfer's leash.Witnesses from the shore described his board being thrown up in the ...
Dec 6, 2019
Today, organizers at the La Union municipality of San Juan took down the temporary tents that they'd set up along the shoreline. But the judges' and officials' tower, constructed in the weeks leading up to the Southeast Asian Games surfing events, ...
Dec 3, 2019
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