Bob Marley, Sublime, 311, Save Ferris, No Doubt and The Specials are the biggest influences to this energetic band that elevates the stoke every time they step on stage. They simply just make you dance to reggae and ska. Last June 18 to 19, SIDHI went to the shores of Urbiztondo, La Union for a wedding gig and while at it, the band this time tried to make waves on perhaps a natural extension of their music, surfing. We recently caught up with the band and they were more than happy to share their surf experience.
LS: wassap SIDHI!
LS: tell us about your recent surf trip. you were there for a wedding gig right?
Abi: “sobrang steady and super saya! tawa lang kami ng tawa chaka surf lang ng surf! bonus lahat! may tugtugan na, may surfing pa!”
Joel: “it’s an extraordinary experience. wedding + surfing. and the locals were very hospitable.”
Jay-r: “happy! enjoy lahat puera lang si pol hahahaha kasi si pol yung photographer namin at that time.”
Pol: “far out”
LS: is this your first time to surf?
Pol: surf? sabon ba yun? surf ang number 1 hahahaha
LS: First time in La Union?
Joel: no. man it was an extraordinary experience even if we didn’t get to surf
LS: Where did you stay, who were your instructors?
Sidhi: lola nanny’s
Pol: neo the dog..
Joel: hindi ko maalala eh, itago nalang natin sha sa pangalang reneh
LS: Do you still remember the instructions given to you?
LS: What’s the hardest part about surfing?
Jay-r: balancing, right timing sa wave
Abi: ung pagbubuhat nung board off shore hahaha
Pol: not surfing
LS: What’s the best part of surfing?
Abi: the natural high
Joel: iba yung feeling. Ibang high yung dating
Jay-r: yung nakakatayo ka na
LS: How would you describe the feeling?
Abi: happy lang. parang ang simple ng buhay
Joel: proud and happy
LS: Abbey crush mo daw si Luke Landrigan…
Joel: di naman kami nagkakalayo ng katawan eh
Abi: sino bang hindi crush yon?! Nakita mo na ba?!
LS: mas marami kaya akong abs dun, mga 17 sakin.
Pol: crush nga daw ni abi
LS: Syempre di kumpleto experience pag walang basagan. Did you guys get drunk? with the locals?
Jay-r: yes. Yes.
Joel: I didn’t
Abi: yes with both locals and the wedding people
Pol: drunk ba ako nun?
LS: What can you guys say about La Union?
Abi: babalik at babalik ka eh. Kahit sobrang layo sulit sha pagdating dun. Yung mga locals ang nakaka buo ng experience dun eh. Yes masarap mag surf pero masmasaya sha dahil sa mga locals.
Joel: nice beach clear waters Nice waves. Yung hospitality nung mga tao heartwarming
Jay-r: for me, it was one of my first out of town trip . hindi kasi ako mahilig mag out of town. Depende nalng kung gig . nakakatuwa pa kasi naging part sha ng gig namin. One of my best experiences
LS: Kelan kayo babalik?
Pol: sa birthday ni abi
Joel: birthday ni abi
Jay-r: birthday ni abi
Abi: birthday ko
LS: Thank you guys for sharing your experience. Hopefully one day mag surf trip tayo!
Jay-r: sure basta ba sagot mo eh!
Joel: no problem! Sagutin mo lahat! Surfing, board and lodging hahahaha
Abi: oo ba! Basta magpainom ka!
*Pictures courtesy of:
Paul Patrick Pantig
Joel: ba’t wala ako!?!
Pol: kasi nasa likod ka ng camera!
with the bride rhea and groom joel. Malinaw na malinaw kung sino yung bride at sino yung groom diba? hahaha
welcome to la union!
joel: first time kong tong nakita tong beach. Pwede!
tito vic and joey
buddy en sol
jay-r makinig ka!
first wave ni abi
happy feelings lang pag nagsusurf! ^_^
joel’s first attempt
jay-r getting it on!
tumitricks si jay-r
jay-r and instructor jeff
neo the dog
the way of the board
left and right
*Pictures courtesy of: Paul Patrick Pantig
Joel Abella – drums
Abigail Ortiz – lead vocals
Paul Pantig – guitars
Jay-R Caeg – bass guitar
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