An epic way to start the summer is to join my Ultimate Frisbee team, Stillwolves for some Zambales surfing!
The Are No Strangers in Liw-Liwa
We stayed at The Circle Hostel Zambales. I’ve always loved its community vibe since I’m not a huge fan of luxurious hotels. The Circle Hostel Zambales is smaller than the one in La Union, but has the same look, feel and amenities. Plus points for the cats aboard, patricularly Garfield.
Zambales Surfing, Skimboarding and Beach Ultimate!
Our abode is just walking distance away from the wide Zambales surfing beach! However, I find that the sands are too rough and rocky which makes it a little bit of a pain to play Ultimate with or even to skimboard. It’s best to pack rash guards and sandals for the hot sand. The sands and sun for our Zambales surfing trip, of course, didn’t stop us from wading in the water or chasing the discs for hours.
As for food, there are two local karinderya just across and beside The Circle Hostel Zambales. Here you can have homecooked meals and fruit shakes after your Zambales surfing stint. We bought our food there and took them to the communal area. I could only wish they don’t use styro containers though!
Celebrating a Teammate’s Birthday
By nighttime, our friends from Rarejob made tasty feast also in celebration of Josh’s birthday! We basically occupied the whole communal area and there we had “talent shows” and group games after dinner until everyone fell asleep comfortably in the hammocks and bunk beds, tired of an entire day of Zambales surfing.
Mornings at Liw-Liwa
Early morning, some of us rose early to have a Sunrise Session. We groped our way to the beach in the dark, sang songs, and talked ’til the sun came up.
After a final Zambles surfing and skimboarding session in the morning, we finally packed our bags to leave. All in all we spent P1,500 for van rentals, overnight lodging at The Circle Hostel Zambales, skim board and surf board rentals and our breakfast and dinner feast. There were 30 of us.