Thursday, May 26, 2011

Rewind: Jesus Spot

These are photos taken by Angel Villanueva during our surf session at Carille last February. Although most of us knows about the bad publicity it gets, Carille, when it's working on a good day, is still my favorite wave! :)

marie gracefully walking the board, always with a smile

Ellana surfing away in warmer waters

Junior "keks" ventura going down the line
Jeff looking ahead at what could possibly be almost a minute of pure fun..
and probably a 5 minute paddle back...

Till next time! Thanks Jesus - the Man who truly walks on water!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

in·spi·ra·tion: blogs

Andy Davis/Ando and Friends

These are some of the really cool surf blogs that inspire Coast thru life. For a daily dose of feel good eye candy photos and videos that we guarantee will brighten up your day and get you in the mood, please check 'em out :-)


Monday, May 23, 2011

missing LU's point waves already...

Here are some photos of me taken by Angel at the Point last March that I'd like to share :) Really miss the LU point waves...

Thanks Angel!

By the way, if you look closely, you'l see that I'm wearing a pair of denim cut-offs ( from Billabong). This is now my favorite pair to wear in and out of the water.I was surprised at how comfortable it is to surf in. No boxers required! : )

Saturday, May 21, 2011

it's always summer

Siesta time...

Junior's premium wave sled also taking a rest...

Tryin to hang dry our boards:-)

Single file

photo taken by Jeff Ganuelas

Friday, May 20, 2011

sunset logging

Hope you like this video our friend Jeff G. made. It was shot in Lu last week when we were feeling a bit bummed that it was our last day there and it was still really puny in front. Jeff suggested that we check Sunset Beach which was a few kilometers further north. We borrowed Angel and Marie’s jeep, loaded our boards, and went off.
We’re sure glad we did! 

Sunset Logging from jefferson.ganuelas on Vimeo.

Here are some BTS shots :)
loading up Angel and Marie's jeep

jeff ganuelas of moonshine and saltwater

steadying the tripod

The sunset loggers: Elfen, me, Buji, Jeff , Ojay and Peryong behind the camera :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Rewind: MSA Surfer's Cup in LU

Here are some photos of us during the last Manila Surfers Cup held in La Union that we'd like to "re-share"
:-) Thanks Mark Dimo!

Photos taken by Mark Dimalanta

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Rewind: The Summer you were mine

Hi guys! 

We just want to share this video that we did with our good friends Joncy Sumulong and Alf Molo two summers ago featuring the music of Gab Jover and Juan Drama Jr. :)

on our iPods: All This Beauty

"All This Beauty"

All this beauty
You might have to close your eyes
And slowly open wide
All this beauty, we traveled all night
We drank the ocean dry
And watched the sun rise

You can ask about it, but nobody knows the way
No breadcrumb trail to follow through your days
It takes an axe, sometimes a feather
In the sunshine and bad weather
It's a matter of getting deeper in, any way you can

All this beauty
You might have to close your eyes
And slowly open wide
All this beauty, we traveled all night
We drank the ocean dry
And watched the sun rise

I can see your new awake
Let me assure you friend:
Every day is ice cream and chocolate cake
And what you make of it, let me say
You get what you take from it so be amazed
And never stop, never stop, never stop
You gotta be brave

'Cause all this beauty
You might have to close your eyes
And slowly open wide
And watch the sun rise
And watch the sun rise
And watch the sun rise 

for more info on the The Weepies check out their website

Skatie Sunday

Hi Guys, check out this new video our good friend Mark T. Ouano did.Oh by the way, there are no radical bone breaking skate tricks or anything like that here. It's just a simple vid of a guy who skates simply the way he surfs.

Basically it's about a guy who's been itching to surf, checks the forecast, and sees that it's still flat the entire week, decides to drive around, finds a new spot, and makes the smooth fresh asphalt road a glassy ocean playground and his own surf spot to coast on for the day.

Skatie Sunday from Mark Ouano on Vimeo.

doc hans ian
elise libarnes
coastie kombi

mark ouano

"i've got your number" by passion pit

Hope you enjoy the video as much as I did!! Thanks! Nice Mark!

- Nikki

for your sector 9 gear, check out the new Billabong store in Powerplant Mall in Rockwell! Come to the opening tonight, May 12, 2011 630pm. (freesurf inc. and aloha boardsports)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Skate the Night Away..

Jeff of Moonshine and Saltwater, Marvin, and Doc Ian

Been skating lately with friends at the Fort. It's a really fun and inexpensive way to spend summer nights and unwind while burning a few calories. It's also a great way to work on some of your surf moves while waiting for your next surf because what you do on your skate board can really translate to your surfing style and technique.My friend Mark Ouano sent me these photos during our last skate session. Thanks Mark!

Lorraine Lapus cross stepping to the nose

My sister, Elise, who just finished Med School and went out to celebrate

Our fellow coaster Marvin showing some style..and look carefully to try and guess who that lovely ghost is? :-)

Franco and Frances of "My Own Little Ink Shop" dropped by after a long day of creating a number of master pieces on skin. Last time I saw this cool couple was in LU when they drove up north on their awesome two-wheeled coaster.