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  • Lunad Sa Balod 2016 National Surfing Competition And Music Festival

    Video and Edit by Gabs Batallones
    Thumbnail photo by Alwyn Uytingco


    1 - Neil Sanchez (Baler)
    2 - Onyo Oclares (Daet)
    3 - Ricky Rosel (Samar)
    4 - Roger Casugay (La Union)

    1 - Vea Estrellado (Gubat, Sorsogon)
    2 - Ine Tena (Baler)
    3 - Pia Lopez (Gubat, Sorsogon)
    4 - Debbie Gumanoy (Lanuza)

    1 - Roger Casugay (La Union)
    2 - Denpir Garcia (Gubat, Sorsogon)
    3 - Jerome Tapec (Liwliwa, Zambales)
    4 - Reynald "Kulot" Liwarin (Pundaquit, Zambales)

    1 - Vea Estrellado (Gubat, Sorsogon)
    2 - Deb ...

  • Highlights Of Lunad Sa Balod Surfing Competition In Sorsogon

    Highlights Of Lunad Sa Balod Surfing Competition In Sorsogon

    Surfers hit the waves of a relatively new surfing destination at Gubat Sorsogon Surfriders Association's Lunad sa Balod: A National Surfing Competition and Music Festival, which took place from October 21-23 at the Buenavista Surf Camp in Gubat, Sorsogon.

    Driven by a dream to produce national surfing champions from the Province of Sorsogon, some of the Philippines' best surfers from Siargao, Baler, Zambales, Catanduanes, La Union, Samar, Leyte, and Lanuza made the competition more intense than expected as each delegate was determined to bring the championship title back to their hometown.

  • Gubat Sorsogon A Rising Destination For Surfing

    Gubat Sorsogon A Rising Destination For Surfing

    Mention Sorsogon and the town that usually comes to mind is Donsol, the place famous for whale shark watching. But the town of Gubat is slowly becoming a destination for surfing lovers. Situated along the Pacific Coast, the white-sand beaches of the town were already popular retreats but the town is slowly becoming known as surfing hub.

    When you talk about surfing in the Philippines, you would normally think about Surigao or even La Union up north. However, the waves at Gubat are pretty incredible as well. A lot of people were already aware of riding the waves in Gubat but it was just a few ...

  • How Does a Surfer On a Wave Promote Tourism In Gubat Sorsogon

    How Does a Surfer On a Wave Promote Tourism In Gubat Sorsogon

    Surf season's up and these waves in the far-east end of south Luzon are calling.

    When one thinks of Sorsogon, typically, what comes into mind is the 'gentle giants' of the town of Donsol. For years now, this province has been mainly well-known to be a place where one could swim with the whale sharks or 'butanding'. But this is about to change as the local government unit aims to promote tourism in the province.

    Take for one, the rise of the surfing culture in the community of the quiet town of Gubat in Sorsogon. Through the efforts of the Gubat Sorsogon's Surfing Association (GSSA) in pa ...

  • Lola Sayong An Elderly Woman Lends Land To Aspiring Surfers

    Lola Sayong An Elderly Woman Lends Land To Aspiring Surfers

    Sorsogon may have one of the best beaches in the Philippines, but it is the kindness of an elderly lady that makes them truly special.

    Have you been to Sorsogon lately?

    Gubat, Sorsogon is known all over the world for its beautiful beaches, and strong, smooth waves. Both elements come together to make Gubat a prime destination not only for surfers, but for beach-lovers, wanting to escape to somewhere beautiful, but off the beaten path.

    However, it is this isolation and relative anonymity as a tourist destination that made life difficult for many Gubatnons: the lack of opportunities for ...

  • Learning To Surf Minding The School

    Learning To Surf Minding The School

    "This one is big!"

    That giddy scream broke a quiet afternoon among a group of men in their 20s on Rizal Beach. It was the good wave they needed to perk things up.

    They carried their surfboards and headed to the sea to enjoy the swell. For more than two hours, they rode on the seemingly endless cycle of good waves.

    The sun-browned men are no ordinary surfers; they are the next batch of instructors at Lola Sayong Eco-Surf Camp, one of the popular destinations in Gubat town in Sorsogon province for novice surfers.

    "Waves here are suitable for practice. Many come here to learn because ...