You know us here at LokalSoul, we are big fans of Philippine Skimboarding.
Check highlights and scenes of the recent National Skimboarding Competition down beautiful Mercedes, Camarines Norte.
chill. video by wonasolutions
We had a chat with Ian Olmedo of the Alon Skimboarding Club and she has this to say about their experience:
“Last August 4-5, we arrived at the 1st Mercedes Skim Nationals in Mercedes, Camarines Norte. Never thought that we were going to be welcomed by glassy 2-3ft. shore breaks and that we played until night time. I think it was the first time the locals there witnessed skimboarding because the shoreline was full of anticipators that are eager to learn about the sport. Our host, Victor Orendain, a first timer in handling a competition, did a tremendous job in organizing the whole event along with few other people. Not to mention the Bikini Open and Reggae Night added to the fun!
Being a part of the competition was an honor and we had a great time in Mercedes. Kudos to the local government in
supporting the whole event along with the PNP and the Barangay people. Next year ulit!”
Now ain’t that cool. For sure there’d be new kids in Mercedes skimming their hearts out after this event. Kudos to the organizers and participants of this event.
Winners of the 1st Mercedes National Skimboarding Competition
Champ: Arjun Jimenez [cebu]
1st : Roderick C. Bazar [Zambales-Borongan]
2nd: MantaliZion Brothers Hermosa [cebu]
3rd: jonel Barbacena [Bicol]
Champ: Fres Yee [Daet]
1st: Mark Mendador [ Catarman Northern Samar]
2nd: Vicente Dayrit[Paranaque]
3rd: Ralph De Leon [Legaspi]
Champ: Dags Hermosa [CEBU]
1st: Rioben Vivero [Tanuan ,Leyte]
2nd: Allan (ingkit) [Bagasbas]
*Credits to: ALON PINAS, Saint Joe Skimboards and Jaromanoy Skimboards.