Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Meanwhile, back in the P.I. ...

While my favorite surfer Buji was enjoying perfect Malibu peelers and meeting all these awesome surfers and amazing people…

We were also fortunately blessed with fun waves, warm waters and sunshine!

checking out the morning peelers

THE MAN! Mike Oida


Our good friends Mike Oida and Alma Nuesca Oida -- owners of Kapuluan Vista Resort in Ilocos Norte, and two of the best surfers here in the Philippines -- told us that the waves were gonna be great for the weekend so my friends and I braved the 12-hour bus ride from Manila to Ilocos. Worth it?

Chest high, glassy, and 3 people out.

And when you turn your head to the right, you see this. Heartbreak.

Alma taking off on one of the bigger sets of the day.
(photo from Alma)


sharing a wave w/ the youngest one in the lineup!
(photo from Alma)

(photo from Alma)


(photo from Alma)

Chef Marco 


Mike gets covered up!
(photo from Alma)


having breakfast and seeing this view...


...with these little cuties!!!


and THIS little cutie!!!
(Beau Oida gets art lessons from Tita Nina!)


Alma's throne   :p

Parting Shot: Nina Santamaria enjoying the glassy left.
(photo from Alma)


Worth it. Definitely worth it.

11 comments:

  1. Nice!!! Can't wait to surf KVR!!!!!

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  2. i got goosebumps all over again. like now as i type this. haaaaaaaaaaaay.

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  3. These are really nice photos Nikki! <3, Elaine

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  4. OMG, homie...
    The homeland is priceless

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  5. Neil! come here and let's surf warm water! :)

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  6. thanks Elainey sarap ng surf namin dun!

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  7. Hi Tony! I wish I was able to go with Buji to California so I could have met all of you guys. :) He keeps on talking about how amazing and nice the people he met were.

    We were fortunate enough that there were some nice waves here as well, coz I was starting to feel bad that Buji is getting all the surf! :)

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  8. Neil and Tony! Hope you can come back here so we can surf all the spots in KVR! Sarap dun! :)

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