Saturday, September 8, 2012

2nd place

I was invited by the La Union Surf Club to compete in the women's pro division of the Oakley Longboard Pro Challenge held in Urbiztondo, San Juan LU last Sept 4-6.

Unforetunately the waves didn't cooperate very much and all we got were 1-2 foot swells, sometime 3feet if we're lucky. Good thing my friends and I used logs* so we were still able to enjoy and catch the tiny peelers!

hanging out at the beach on our Lagu beach blanket

Told my friends that sometimes it's nice when there is a comp since we get to hang out at the beach, drink beers, watch the susnet. Because usually, we just surf until it's dark already!

photo by Charlie Gomez
photo by Charlie Gomez / photo also found on Ava Daza's blog :)

photo by Charlie Gomez
Here are the men's Longboard pro finalists with the Oakley girls :)
{ The eventual champ was JR Esquivel (red), then first to third runners up were Marven Abat(black), Jeff dela Torre(yellow) and Benito Nerida (white) respectively :) good job guys! }

 I told you. SMALL waves...

Trying to bottom turn with whatever wall the wave gave me.
photo by Jeff Ganuelas of Moonshine & Saltwater
{ehem...a little shameless plug} I made it to the finals and eventually got 1st runner up! Yay! :) 

This is the CHAMP - Daisy Valdez from La Union
photo by Jeff Ganuelas

Daisy getting some nose time!

photo by Jeff Ganuelas

freesurfing during the judges' break :)

I think the LUSC hold great comps! Sanay na sanay! :)

photo by Maricris Villanueva
awarding night

photo by Thea Marie Castillo
And of course what is a surf comp weekend without a beach party??
hammered much??

till the next surf comp!! :)


  1. nice to see your photos ;) small but smooth waves! no matter what, ocean is so love. \m/ <3