Mike Oida x the Kabayan Swell

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Mike Oida x the Kabayan Swell

Mike Oida owns and operates the Kapuluan Vista Resort, Hotel and Restaurant up North in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte. Much has been said about their food and accommodation with visitors raving about having a wonderful time. Mike together with wife Alma is known to welcome travelers from all over and provide them a pleasant stay with their own brand of comfort. Sure sounds like paradise up there.

Speaking of accommodations, Typhoon Kabayan came with a mighty force into the country early this month. The storm brought good swell and it sure did came knocking in front of Mike’s door. And folks, what were about to witness next is how Mike Oida became hospitable to the Kabayan Swell. Huge barrels and glassy lefthanders, Mike knew exactly how to treat them and he treated them well.

when kabayan meets kapuluan

just a minute. let me catch my brea– ok more Kabayan please.

 drop it

like it’s

oh man it’s ovuuuuh!

wait. now Mike will get barreled.


Enough enough this is too much. I know what you’re thinking right now, probably the same as what I am thinking – let’s leave this damned place we’re at and go surf Pagudpud! When the swell hits Kapuluan oh IT IS paradise up there.

Thanks a lot to Mike Oida for sharing the pictures. I also want to thank him for ripping like how he rips. Visit Kapuluan Vista’s website here and its Facebook account here. More, much more pictures just like that above. And dear reader if you are planning to go visit Pagudpud anytime soon let me tell you just one thing… take me with you!!!

*photos featured cannot be used without permission from the owner


  1. Lois says:

    Wow! buma barrel pala sa pagudpud? Awesome surf shots!

  2. lokalsoul says:

    yeah! one of these days i might just hop a bus going up north!

  3. karin says:


  4. lokalsoul says:

    awesome right? haha

  5. Abai says:

    wala bang beginner waves diyan? 🙂

  6. lokalsoul says:

    hahaha. im sure meron yan.

  7. Cams says:

    @ Abai – Meron, sa Blue Lagoon Beach (5-10 min walk from Kapuluan). We were able to surf there last January 2011. The waves were for beginners. As in, really for beginners. 😀 Last January 2011. 😀

  8. lokalsoul says:

    wow that’s awesome. and great blog too you got there.

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