I’m so stoked! The waitress at One Two Sawa Restaurant are curious of the purpose of my visit to their beautiful island. Well, they asked where I am going. I told them that I’m going to Puraran. They asked if I’m a surfer and to easily answer their question. I just said “yes.” They are gazing at my footwear and nod their heads.
I hope I can somehow paddle out, just one ride and I will be satisfied. But….
(Now at the famous Majestics break, Puraran)
James: Hello, how much is the stay for a night?
James: Ok, do you rent surf boards?
Airene: Oh no, have you seen the waves? We don’t rent surfboards at these times. Its too dangerous even locals don’t go out for a ride.
James: Oh, yah, I saw, the waves are crazy.
Airene: Yes, wrong-timing. It’s not surfing season.
James: Ahhhhhhhhhh… It’s okay, can I just order lunch.
It was frustrating to hear those words but then when I looked again, the sea was angry, the waves are waiting to wipe you out. Obviously, for a wannabe like me, I’m too naïve to know the season. But then I should find something to do here- jump on the rocks along the coast and talk with Edmund, Chris, Jacko & his dog Brad.
Important Note: If you are planning a surf trip to Catanduanes, please be reminded of these dates:
March-June: Surf season for beginners. Locals congregate on the line break.
July-December: Surf season for experts. Foreigners flock here for months.
How to get there:
Take the Puraran bus at the terminal near Sea Breeze. Travel time is about an hour. From the highway, the Majestics is just about 400meters downhill. Fare: P40
Puraran Contact: Airene- 0919-5581-460. Call her first if you want to make sure that there is a break.
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***Catanduanes (Mis)Adventures is a 6-part series of blog posts of my jaunting in the easternmost part of the Bicol region, happened last January 7-10, 2011. Find out how this “series of misadventures” become a memorable one.