Aside from being a home for historical landmarks and birthplace of former President Manuel Quezon, Baler is also one of the popular surfing spots in the country. I was glad that we stayed in guesthouse overlooking Sabang Beach and we’re only meters away from surfboard rentals. Fast fact about me: I can’t swim (swear I’m trying!) and have this fear of big waves so Fhabs took a lot of convincing for me to give surfing a try.
Since the first day of our trip was consumed by long drive, short tours and sunset swim, we resumed our surfing plan the next day.We got up very early to check if the waves can be tamed enough by first time surfers like us. But before that, we did a quick visit in front of Museo de Baler where big B-A-L-E-R is spelled out and took the opportunity to shoot since there were no tourists flocking the spot. Yay for that!Back to the game, we rented a surfboard costing P350 (good for 1hr) along with an instructor. Oh my, Kuya surfer’s even tan and sculpted abs gave me a major envy. #Surferbodgoals. Fhabs let me go first since I was too excited but deep inside, I couldn’t breathe and my heartbeat stopped.He taught the basics and I could no longer remember any of those now for I still suffer from a mild surfing trauma. Haha. We then headed to the beach to catch the waves and guess what, I wasn’t able to stand up and look cool in the waves once in my life. I couldn’t balance and get up for my knees were shaking. I even had a worst fall and felt that the whole sea ate me up.Instead of sulking over my mess, I focused my attention to Fhabs’ turn, gave the loudest cheers as he did very well and realized that I don’t have to be good at everything. Sometimes, what truly matters is I’ve been brave in trying. 🙂