Known as an alternative surf spot in La Union ideal for longboarding, Carille works in specific conditions and generally gives fun, long ride waves. But in the onset of Tyhoon Pedring and Quiel’s dual devastation just last week, the coming swell awakened the sleeping giant of Carille. In an epic surf session shared by a fierce few, here are glassy overheads and the gnarly surfers who took them head on.
Words by Ely Cresencio and pictures taken by Angel Villanuea September 30, 2011
one of Marie’ double overhead waves
Marven Abat’s spray
Anthony Leubben is airborne
and this is attorns Ely!
*Thanks to Ely for sharing the pictures and Angel for taking them. Carille ladies and gentlemen. And taken from the words of long time La Union surfer Angel Villanueva, “Iba rin talaga ang Carille pag bumigay.” (When Carille breaks, it is really something.)