Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Joel Tudor: Malibu Summer

You'll also catch a glimpse of Alex Knost surfing and Kameron Brown paddling out. Just a simple short film put together to share with you. Thanks for watching! Music by the Fleet Foxes

Monday, August 22, 2011

sunny skies, sunkissed dreams, and travel to the new and undiscovered...

My family has always been (and always will be!) hungry for adventure. The lure of exploring the unexplored --seeing the beauty of little known places-- has led us on countless long, crazy, fun road trips.

Tammy, Kat and I at the Philippines' northern tip - Sta. Ana (2008)
There is just something about going somewhere... different. And by different I don't mean somewhere weird or what. A place you've never been before, or somewhere other than where everybody else goes. Or do something you don't normally do. Oftentimes, the most beautiful and interesting places are the ones least known and least obvious.

Thanks dad for passing this attitude down to us. :)

2005 - Baguio, Sagada

still a baby Enzo and ats

mom and i in sagada
Explored the amazing hanging coffins and enjoyed the cold weather!

2007 - Mindoro, Apo Reef

ang mga dela Paz - Apo reef

Pandan Island Mindoro

2008 - Tuguegarao - Callao Caves

Callao Caves cathedral

2009 and 2010 - Calaguas, Camarines Norte

We discovered Calaguas through my dad's friend Pam Pujalte who was (not sure if she still is) the head of the tourism department of Daet, Camarines Norte. Glad we were able to experience the island before it became popular!

one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen

Tammy and a starfish

2010 - Mt. Pulag, Benguet
4 hour trek, setting up camp at dusk while temperatures dropped to almost zero, bunkered in the tent while the mountain climate gave us rain at freezing temperatures. But waking up the next day and seeing this view? Totally worth it.

sunrise - enzo, Roxy, Kevin and our guide Sakda

like cotton candy

with my bro and adventure partner Enzo!

2011 - Alibijaban Island, Quezon

my bro Paolo enjoying the crystal clear waters 


one side river, one side ocean. san ka pa?

Can't wait where our next adventure takes us! Sunny skies, sunkissed dreams, and travel to the new and undiscovered. Are you  a coaster too?
for more random ndp musings, check out my blog :)

Jun V.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Alex Knost : Summer Shreddin' at the Bu

A short simple film featuring the one and only Mr. Alex Knost.
His distinct style just overflows in each and every wave he's on. Always amazing to watch.
Joel Tudor and Al's fellow RVCA advocate, Tanner Prairie try out some of their freshly baked boards.

Thanks for watching! :)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Stylin' by Moonshine and Saltwater

Our good surf buddy from La Union and surf photographer Jeff Ganuelas of Moonshine and Saltwater featured Buji on their site. :) Thanks jeff! check out moonshine and saltwater's cool blog here.

all surf photos by Jeff Ganuelas of Moonshine & Saltwater

Monday, August 8, 2011

Summer at the Bu: Behind the scenes

While keeping one eye on the side view mirror and the other on the perfect waves, Miguel accidentally grazed the side of this van.

I told him to make a peace offering- a bottle of Gatorade and a pack of Oreos. The owners, one of which is in the video also (lovely lady unzipping her wetsuit by the curb), smiled and told us not to worry about it and that it'l just rub off! We were so surprised at their reaction.
Surfers can really be the nicest persons on Earth!
Thanks guys!!! :)

The Legend, our good friend, Jimmy Gamboa.
Looking forward to your visit here! :)

Malibu Carl and Jimmy. You'll see Carl sitting by the stairs or walking around the Bu every single day. He's a local celebrity already.
Try and google "Malibu Carl" and see why :)

Ian Zamora and Jimmy.

Myself, Tony Maristela, and Ian Zamora.
Ian Zamora is one of the best shapers in LA to date. His creations are in demand all over the world.
And he's Pinoy!
Check out Zamora Surf.Com

Neil Antolin with his nice Zamora single fin Hull

Joel Tudor

Alex Knost shaking the ocean off

Miguel Libarnes

Miguel Libarnes, Ian Zamora, and Jun Villanueva laughing at me coz I was using my fixed 100mm lens and had to step back all the way, almost in the water already, just to get all three of them in the frame.

JBrother made the films "Adrift" and "Longer" featuring Joel Tudor."Longer" was one of the first films of its time which presented the beauty and art of soulful surfing which none other than Joel Tudor best exemplifies. I must have watched this film a hundred times already.
Told me that he's currently working on his new film "Shorter".
Be sure to watch out for it!

It's hard to miss Kameron in the water.

Harrison Roach

I talked to Harrison in the lineup and he was surprised and asked me how I even knew him. I told him,
Then he took off on one of the longest nose rides I saw those couple of days that I was in Malibu.
Really nice guy too!
Even hung out with us and offered to show us his new board. He rips on a log, a high performance long board, a short board, a fish,alaias, or almost anything he can get his hands on.
No wonder he's one of the top surfers from Australia.

Kevin Ray and Trina.

One of the original surfers of Baler who is now a Malibu Local, Raul Tolentino.

Jun and Trina
Nice shirt Jun!

Till next time!