|Cloud 9 Baywalk Sunrise|
After getting soaked with the early morning sun, our instructors arrived along with the rest of our pack. It's now time for surfing. But before we can play with the waves, we must learn the surfing 101. By the sands, our instructor demonstrated the basics. There are only three simple steps: paddle, push your body up, and balance. Well, it's simple but definitely not easy. Now that we know the basics, it's time to head to the sea.
|Mr. Doggy guarding the Baywalk|
|Having his first wave|
|How to get wiped out|
|Surfing our hearts out|
Surfing is definitely fun. The euphoric moment of being able to stand on the board and finish the wave keeps me wanting for more. The paddling part of surfing is definitely the most energy draining. I think I lost a lot of calories just paddling through the waves not even mentioning pushing myself up as quick as I can to stand on the board. Pushing yourself too slow, and you would tend to out balance. This experience really made me realize that I should start on healthy living and be fit.
You can arrange surfing sessions at most resorts and surf shops at Cloud 9. We had our session taken cared of at Point 303 Resort.
Standard rates for surfing:
- Surfing Board with Instructor - P500/hour
- Surfing Board only - P500/day
It's hard to say goodbye to a wonderful paradise but we must face reality. But I made a promise to myself that I should definitely come back and surf once again.