Monday, July 13, 2009

club manila east surfing

standing in a board over a breaking wave was something i've been so excited for quite some time now. until i learned about the program of the Philippine Surfing Academy program being conducted just few kilometers away from the metro.
many thought that one can only learn the basics of surfing through the waves of Siargao, Catanduanes, La Union, Quezon and Samar. not until Club Manila East in Taytay Rizal partnered with the Philippine Surfing Academy to establish basic surfing sessions just minutes away from the city.i visited this resort twice this summer and with all the good facilities a trip there will be great. it has giant pools, lazy river, pools artificial waves, slides and even kayaking.a wide parking lot, a foodcourt and some cottages are also available in the resort's big area. villas are also avilable for those who wanted to stay there for an overnight.but what's new is the establishment of the surfing lessons conducted here by some of the surfing experts. through the big waves created by the beach waves pool and the ocean waves pool, one can learn the basics of surfing.surfing today is becoming one of the growing water activity in the Philippines. through the influence of the foreign surfers visiting the country, more locals learned and even mastered what it is to get stoked by the waves.one of the best way to learn it is through the artificial waves of Club Manila East. i had my chance and took the basic lesson last summer. we were five in that batch and we had with us coach Ejay. he gave us a brief background of what surfing is about and what it requires. he also explained the advantage of taking lessons in an artificial pool which includes the use of a special board made for training, the danger of hitting rocks and corals in the shoreline, the lesser chance of getting drowned because of the pool's limited depth and the waves that comes every 2seconds. among the first lessons were how to carry the board, how to stand on it, where to hold, and how to balance.after the brief lesson, we were immediately brought to the pools waves to get the mood of being on top of the board with the waves. he guided us by pushing us with the board which exerts force to the board along with the waves. this gives us enough speed and force to stay on top and gain balance. it was'nt that easy but with the determination to do it and with the waves coming consistently, one can really grab the feel of being on top of the board.my purpose of doing it here was just to experience of riding with the waves. i enjoyed it and what more when i get to try it over the waves of the Philippines renowned surfing sites. you can also try the several basic lessons conducted in La Union. the blog Let's Go Sago offers a basic training on August 15-16.

55 comments:

fyhmd said...

Hi. How much are the lessons there? How many hours? What is the ratio of student to instructor? Thanks.

The Scud said...

i had fun when we went there a few years back. wonderful memories. we didn't get to surf. im not sure if CME was offering that back then. i like the pools. they're not deep. hehe.

Inkversified said...

the waves and the surf... reminds me of siargao.

Borneo Falcon said...

This place is clean.

alicesg said...

Look like so much fun. I think we have one at one of our resort too. Actually, I was there one night but it was closed, so I did not get the picture.

I am Xprosaic said...

heheheh nice place to unwind and relax... parang summer ulit! jejejjejejej

Chyng said...

Crowded pa din ba jan or OK na?

Gusto ko yan i-try!

r-yo said...

this looks like a lot of fun. do you have their contact numbers? might as well visit them if i get the chance. i will be in manila last week of this month.

gillboard said...

people have been telling me to go there... but couldn't find the time or budget...

Luke Wiley said...

A most impressive water complex!

witsandnuts said...

I'll probably try basic surfing. I've been seeing photos of CME. Time to visit this year.

Pietro said...

It's useful and nice to take surfing lessons in an artificial pool! Interesting post, Dong.

nuts said...

we might visit next summer, my kids love slides and kayaking. perfect venue for family outing!

Reena said...

wow, looks like fun nga! sana knti olng tao if we decide to go there. baka madaming nag-aaral din. :)

luna miranda said...

i saw this club featured on TV and surfing on a pool looks like a lot of fun and doable for somebody not athletic like me (lol)! i'd probably try basic surfing one of these days. malapit lang 'to.:P

Lantaw said...

kala ko makikita kitang sumasakay sa surf board :D

Andy said...

I'm suddenly reminded of the picture I saw of GMA online. She was surfing. This was right after the "boobie" incident. Ehehehe.

Fjordan Allego said...

galing ako diyan! hahaha! kaya nga lang, di ko naexperience yung surfing kasi yung time na andun kami eh nakaclose siya.. badtrip! tsk tsk... naenjoy naman namin ang stay diyan.. hahaha!

http://fjordz-hiraya.blogspot.com/2009/07/convergys-makati-celebrates-mist-2009.html

prinsesamusang said...

wow that looks cool but i;m scared LOL it's funny that even when don domeng has his resort i do not know how to swim LOL

bw said...

nice ! love the idea of surf training esp if its close to the city. Tks for sharing.

Jerick (the former Curbside Puppet) said...

its TAYTAY not TANAY.

ShatterShards said...

We had our company outing there last April. CME looks good, considering the place isn't 100% complete.

I must say, it was disorienting, feeling and hearing the waves, but not smelling and tasting the salt in the water.

Pacey said...
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Pacey said...

That's a good way to start dong...keep it going and you'll really enjoy. Visit
Siargao this September to see great waves, unfortunately won't be around in the country by the time the festivities get going there. You'll enjoy the big waves, really and I just hope when I get back to that virgin island, it's not that so populated yet. If you want to get some contact, just tell me...I have a friend who can help you get going...Samar is also a place to be, Borongan and Calicoan...

jeanny said...

ganda sa CME noh? I would love to visit it again and brave the waves to learn surfing :)

ACRYLIQUE said...

Pupunta ako jan. Lapit lang ako eh. haha. I wanna try surfing. I so love your Adventures Don Dom. :)

Photo Cache said...

that is a wonderful idea setting up a surfing "academy" where people can learn the basics without going to the ocean first. how much were the lessons?

paoruiz said...

ahhhhhhhhhh! so you've been here. =p this is a nice place. =p plus, i believe a saw a hot surfing instructor here. she's like, uhm, yeah she's hot.

Skippyheart said...

nice place! ok yung lessons ha, looks so much fun! =)

Have a great week dong!

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

This is not only great but a safer way of introducing surfing to newbies especially the kids. With so many surfing spots now discovered in the Philippines, it's really high time for Pinoys to immerse in this activity, not just the foreigners.

chubskulit said...

ganda naman dyan dong..

SandyCarlson said...

I often wondered how people acquire this skill. This looks like a delightful place to do some learning!

Lawstude said...

ayos to. mas malapit kesa sa camsur.

natuloy ka ba bro sa ifugao?

ifoundme said...

What?!?!? meron palang ganito dyan sa manila? sayang naman! sana nakapagtry din ako. hehehe!

Rico said...

Wow! I've always wanted to go to Manila East. Now I have a reason. One question though: I can't swim. I can't even do floating or treading. Can I still learn to surf? I guess I'm stuck to snorkeling with a life vest huh?! Surfing with a life vest doesn't look tot cool I'm sure. :)

livingstain said...

matagal na naming hinahanap yang club manila east na yan, sa tanay lang pala, pero malayo yun ng konti dito pasig, pero pwedi na.

kumusta ka na kuya.

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

mukhang magandang mag-aral ng surfing..saka nakakarelax yung lugar at may artificial wave pa.enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Hi dong!
nakakainlab naman ang lugar na to...

at tsaka,Wow naman!ang slide na nakakahilo.
at ang linis ng paligid.

Bengbeng said...

what a wonderful blessed life u lead to visit all fun places. when i first read this post's title i thought it would b about a night spot :)

gentle said...

been to club manila east once.. but didnt have much time exploring the place. we just kept to one pool and thats it. key jey no?! hehehe.

VictorKiu said...

this is a good place for family outing! Too bad there is no WaterPark in my hometown.

EastCoastLife said...

Wow. I would like to learn water surfing. Looks like so much fun!

JayAshKal said...

Great post and info for budding surfer... especialy near Manila. Hope the cost of the lessons is affordable.

This is a great sport for us Pinoys, we have 7,000 islands and great surfing sites!

caryn said...

wow dong, that is so cool ;-) i want to try that too!

siyetehan said...

been to club manila east before.

ok ang mga facilities, kaso limited ang choices ng food.

REDLAN said...

oh my namiss ko tongpost na to. napakaganda. so real.

carlotta said...

wow asenso na pala ang club manila east. the one time i got to visit there, they only had the pools, slides, water bikes and kayaks. plus the cabins for overnight stays.

i'd love to learn surfing too

:)

Tita Beng said...

Surfing at Club Manila East? Wow, that's good. No need to travel to La Union or Siargao to surf. It here, great!

optimistic dora said...

wow, ka nice jd sa place!

Anonymous said...

Waah! I wanna go there ulit!! Buti nman malinis pa, last punta namen dyan 1998-99 highschool pako wala pa ung wave pool!

Reggie Hernandez said...

Wow..thanks for the kind words my friend..you are very generous with your praises..:p if you don't mind we will link this to our website..:p This is Reggie Hernandez of Club Manila East by the way..:p

the donG said...

thanks Reggie. that'll be fine with me.

cagayan de oro resorts said...

This is a great way to train surfing. I’ve tried it in open waters and it was hard. You can’t hear the instructor very well because of the waves and they are quite unpredictable. If I might say, you need to master in this type of environment because it is quite scary in open waters. Anyhow, this is also a very nice resort, many things to do besides surfing. Good job on the post!

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Paulette said...

wow!!! i've been wanting to come here mga 2 years ago pa pero we never got the chance to... sana maka visit kami soon! nice one dong!

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