It's our second and last day in Baler! This was our chance to learn how to surf and everyone was so excited about it! Do not hesitate to try surfing, it's fun!
It was around 7am when we woke up. The night before, we already told the caretaker that we're planning to surf at 8am, so upon going out from our room, our instructors were already waiting for us!
Of course before going to the sea and getting wet, most of us took our photos first.
TIP: Order your breakfast before surfing so that after an hour of surfing you can come back to eat it!
feelingera lang ako!!
Our inevitable jumpshot!
go Gucci! hehe
The Surfing Lesson
We don't have any experience yet, so first thing our instructors did was to teach us how to stand up in a surfing board.
They put this so that your feet will hold on to the board...
You might be hesitant to try surfing, but you shouldn't! For beginners like us, the instructor will only place you in shallow area. I don't know how to swim so I'm a big example of a person who don't know how to swim but was able to surf!
Surfing Rates: Php 350 /1 hr surfing (for the surfing board and instructor)
This is usually the standard surfing rate in Baler, but you're great if you were able to haggle the price hehe.
On our first hour, because everyone is so excited to try surf, no one was able to shoot while riding with the waves. Some were able to stand up on the board smoothly while some (including me) got stand up only twice for our first hour. Because we're starting to love it and we don't have pictures yet (pang facebook daw! haha), we planned to go back to Aliya Surf Resort, ate our breakfast, and hit it one more time!
Our plan is to surf again for another hour but this time, we just hired four instructors instead of 8. One surfing instructor/board is to 2 surfing students hehe. We only have 30 minutes each to surf again. So while the other person is not surfing, he/she may able to shoot the one on board. Sweet!
And here it is! My crazy hair and me riding the waves! Thanks for bringing your camera (with zoom lens) guys!
Kim surfing without the board! Cool haha!
Chance to shoot Saragirl after surfing hehe.
Our surfing ended so well that we're already planning to go back and try it again. Definitely two thumbs up!
I was able to get the surfing instructors mobile number, you may get in touch with them if you're not staying in Aliya. Hope their numbers still work. :)
Surfing Instructors in Sabang Beach, Baler, Aurora (contact numbers)
IAN - 0930-1511369
RICO - 0939-91652211
CAFE - 0948-4978970
PONDE - 0915-9353454
It's already lunchtime and we head back to our room to pack our things for check out then head to the famous Balete tree before going home!
My Baler Trip
Part1: Baler, Aurora Day 1 - Baler Transportation and Aliya Surf Resort Hotel
Part2: Baler, Aurora Day 1 - Places to Visit or See / Touring Baler
Part3: Baler, Aurora Day 1 - Ditumabo Falls in San Luis, Aurora and Dinner at Bay's Inn
Part4: Baler, Aurora Day 2 - Surfing Time in Sabang Beach, Baler
Part5: Baler, Aurora Day 2 - Rolling Store and Balete Tree
2Days/1Night Itinerary and Expenses in Baler, Aurora
List of Baler Beach Resorts | Baler Accomodation