(Archived from The Quarter-life Travels blog. Published September 2012.)
April 29,2012– After an overnight stay at Tinaga Island in Calaguas, we are headed back home to Manila but not until we dropped by and checked out the surf at Bagasbas, also in Camarines Norte. I was actually a bit wary that the waters might be flat, as what is expected during summer. Oh, before I go on, I am in no way a surfer– professional or even an inch near beginner, I suppose, but I love to surf once in a while (the long board kind) and get wiped out most of these times. So maybe I am in no position to be saying that the water is flat blah, blah, blah but really, what fun is there in surfing on calm waters? And is that still called surfing? But before I consume you with my thoughts, I was quite happy to see as our van parked along the beach avenue, that the waves were there. One local surfer the I got to talk to told me that the waves in Bagasbas never actually goes flat even during summer months wherein some other surf spots become calm. I don’t know if this is actually true but if I can compare with my trip to San Juan, La Union a week before, I would agree– the waves in Bagasbas are much more surfable (there is actually no “surfable” word, I just made it up but you would agree it sounds right, no?). I also noticed that the beach is alive: people are everywhere and you can just tell that energy is pulsating in the whole area.