Posted by Lois on -
I don't like cold weather. I detest shopping even for myself. I don't like the the idea of stuffing myself silly with fruitcake and lechon. Christmas carols make me cringe. Bah! Humbug!
So instead of doing the usual rounds of family gatherings and Noche Buena, last year I started a Christmas tradition for myself. Surfing. The last quarter of 2009 had been tough for me. I had to leave Europe, the guy I loved at the time and start over in my home country. With no job and no idea of what's next, it was definitely not the season to be jolly. Not for me, at least.
So I decided to skip Christmas altogether and escape to the beaches of La Union.
|Surfing can be one of the best therapy there is|
|Wobbly after not being able to surf for 2 years|
|The sunset in Urbiztondo Beach is breathtaking|
|It was starting to feel a lot like Christmas|
|Waiting for the perfect wave|
|These waves were pretty strong|
|The locals doing what they do best|
|My sister Lesley and I feeling the Blue Crush vibe|
|Manchos, my sister's husband was the one who got us into surfing|
|Their daughter Summer is definitelty a surfer girl in the making|
|It's Summer's first time on the beach and she's right at home|
|The waves got pretty high during this season|
|A year later and still continuing the surfing tradition|
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Sole Sister Lois