Wakeboarding on a Monday holiday

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After three years of saying, “I want to wakeboard” in Nuvali, I finally decided to just do it!

We went on the Monday morning of the recent long weekend (thank you, National Heroes Day).

Blessing for the day: slightly overcast sky so we got semi-shielded from the sun. What gave us not-so-happy vibes: the line at the beginner lake was too long! We only got two attempts each, and waited over an hour for each round. Our advice: go early mornings on weekdays. Avoid holidays and weekends (includes Fridays).
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Just the same, it was AWESOME!

It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be.
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And I’m super proud of myself for being able to stand on my first try! I didn’t make it all the way to the end, but I know that with a little more training, it will happen.
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All smiles despite the “bitin” session — next time we will go on a non-peak day!
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Nuvali Wakepark opens the Little Bro Lake for beginners!

Republic Wakepark Oct2012

Visited the wakepark twice in the past 2 weeks, only to wonder at the empty parking lot. Turns out they’ve been working on a surprise:

TO ALL BEGINNERS! The loooong wait is over!!!
Republ1c Wakepark’s BEGINNER’S LAKE / LITTLE BRO will already be OPEN STARTING TOMORROW, Wednesday, October 10, 2012! 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. See you!!!

The Main Lake will be open again on October 20.

Visit the Republ1c facebook page for more info.

Republic Wakepark Nuvali coming real soon! March 2012

Happy to share the following photo updates from a Republic Wakepark album aptly entitled “Ok. So you wanted proof“:

The official website and facebook page of Republic Wakepark have been idle for a while, what with continued delays in the opening of what’s been dubbed as “the newest and most innovative wakepark in the world“, but the BIG BUT is that they’re idle no more!

From their latest blog post:

In the next few weeks, you will witness the first pull of the cable carrying its first rider, gliding on water amidst the backdrop of blue skies, surrounded by lush greens and beautiful architecture.

As of presstime, the red rental vests and helmets have arrived, cables are properly working and water is scheduled to fill up the oval.

To add, the latest Liquid Force boards are being shipped and new Republ1c wakevests are going to be placed on the clothesrack.

You can feel the excitement flowing in our veins, and there are surely no signs of us stopping.

Fingers-crossed they hit the target this time!

Nuvali’s Republic wakepark taking shape

Actual site pic as of August 14, 2011.

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You can already make out the loop for the “lake”– I’m skeptical it will finish in two months (I hope I’m wrong!), but my brother thinks it’s possible.

Couldn’t stop myself from taking pics of these cows to the right of the wakepark…

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We now know who’s first in line to try the cable skis! 🙂

This is the mound of mud we climbed to get this view:

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Be sure to wear good shoes if you plan on doing what we did on a rainy day!

Wakeboarding in Nuvali begins in October!

Republic Wakepark is finally opening its doors on October 26, 2011– woohoo!

Here’s the announcement from the Republic Wakepark Facebook Page:

Heads-up, guys: REPUBL1C WAKEPARK, NUVALI will officially open on OCTOBER 26th, 2011. The Philippine Wakeboard Nationals will also be on October 26th-29th at REPUBL1C WAKEPARK, NUVALI. We would like to apologize for the delay of the opening due to the delay of construction brought by the recent typhoons. We will be announcing REPUBL1C WAKEPARK’s Yearly & Monthly Rates by end of August.

Getting excited!

Dug up old photos of my first visit to the Camsur Wakeboarding Complex (CWC) in Camsur in 2008:




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