The just concluded 7th MSA Cup held in La Union was very successful in showcasing wave riding talent from Manila and in unifying and strengthening camaraderie between city based surfers. We’re still hungover from the weekend – watching the competition go down to the wire, soaking up the summer sun, partying at night and of course, free surfing and getting stoked with friends. So in select pictures, let us take you through the 7th MSA Cup as presented by the Manila Surfers Association and partners.
saturday surPrize: a Santa Cruz longboard and Webber shortie await their new owners
local intervention: members of the La Union Surf Club presiding the technical duties
young blood : nearly graduating college, promising 22 yr old Mark Go nicely turns and trims
veteran instincts: knowing the Point well, long time MSA member Atty. Ely glides his way to good sections
small but terrible: Kris Selga going backside on a head high. what he lacks in height, he makes up in skill.
wahine heat: (left to right) Manila girls Nicola, Tarama, Rozie and Tin were all smiles before they paddled out
fruits in cream: Mmm hmm that Strawberry flavor (also the Milk Tea).
in shorts: Camille Santiago doing well on the women’s shortboard division
aloha mooney: Mooney Castillo of Alohaboardsports and Freesurf, Inc. being interviewed as the action goes on
steady beats: Ameline providing the music all thru out the day
back to the action: eventual Men’s Open Longboard champion Nicky Ancheta hangs five
goin’ skwala: one of the earliest Manila surfer, PSA head coach Paolo looks comfortable in his custom Skwala board
not your ordinary girls: and the longboard goes to…
timeless: of course, the La Union sunset
These are just teaser photos released by the Manila Surfers Association. Photos taken by the awesome Mark Cristino. For more, be sure to like the MSA Facebook page to catch the rest of the action. Awarding and post event party will be held on March 29 at Tomatokick Katipunan and everyone will be there to celebrate these good times.
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