Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Wakeboarding at Papa Kit's

It's my last week in my beloved city and I have been incredibly busy. My schedule is just jam-packed right now as I make the most out of what little time I have left.

Fortunately, my friends and I got to sneak in one more adventure before I leave the country so here's one more travel post for the blog, featuring our wakeboard adventure at Papa Kit's, Lilo-an, Cebu, Philippines. This was on my bucketlist and I'm so glad I got to cross that off my list before leaving! 

I've been sandboarding (which was way more scary by the way. Check out the link to read more about it!) before but wakeboarding means that you're being dragged across the water.  I was honestly a bit scared as I had a minor surgical procedure done on my underarms a little over a month before but it seems that I had nothing to worry about. Since we were a group of beginners, the guides made sure to go easy on us and instructed us on what to do.

They started us on the knee board first. You strap yourself in like this and you hold on to the rope handle and they'll drag you across the water. Once you reach the other side, you undo the knee straps, lie on the board with your tummy down, hold on to the handle, and they'll bring you back. Easy, right?
And since you've done so well on that first round, it's time for the real deal. 
You strap your feet in like in the photo above, hold on to the handle and try to make it across the water. The key is to tuck your head in, bend your knees a little, put your weight on your heels (and not on the toe areas), hold on with your elbows bent close to your torso and keep your balance. I probably fell into the water at least 4 times before I finally got the hang of it. Never give up, right?
That's me in the photo, making my final round, no falls at all! And that's Kenny cheering me on of course. :)

One round on the knee board costs about P150. (Don't go for this deal, it's such a waste, that one round is definitely not enough.) While if you book one hour for a group of 6, it's P500 per person. Definitely worth it to me!

Further, I found the set-up quite safe. The water comes directly from the sea but the sand is free of rocks and whatnot. We went on a perfectly cloudy day and the water was just beginning to rise so when we fell into the water, the water only came up to the chest, which made it very easy to get back on the board.
I had a blast! One of the things I love about Cebu is that it's just so easy to drive to the beach or an adventure like this. Oh Cebu, you'll always be home to me. <3

54 comments:

  1. this looks too much fun!!! :D what an experience!

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  2. I really love this post. so much fun!
    Valentina

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  3. It looks like so much fun cool adventure.

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  4. I've tried sandboarding but not this! You're such a brave gal! xoxo

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  5. Amazing photos dear!!

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  6. Cool experience! <3

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  7. I'd love to try this so much but I'm not sure if I'd be brave enough!

    Corinne x
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  8. That's a most beautiful place!!! Your sports look fun :))

    Rosa
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  9. I've never been wakeboarding before, but glad you got to check it off your checklist :)

    Mili

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  10. This looks like so much fun! I love all of your adventures!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  11. Great pics!

    XX

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  12. Wow, this is one experience you're going to treasure. Hope I'll experience this too this coming summer :)

    Have a nice day, Jeanne! :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
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  13. Looks like so much fun! Lovely pictures as well xx


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  14. Wow, you are really couraged that you did this! But I can imagine you had really fun although I can imagine it's not really easy :) Thanks for sharing this amazing pictures, now I want to try this, too!
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena
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  15. Oh what a fun thing to do! And it looks a lot safer and quicker to master then being pulled around behind a boat! :) Glad you had a fun time!

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  16. It looks like you spent amazing time there :)

    Have a great Friday,
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  17. wow looks amazing and like so much fun. Have a great weekend :)
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  18. That looks so fun! I would love to try it but I could never because i'm terrified in water! :P I can't even swim

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  19. Wow, I want to try this. Looks like such a fun. Thanks for sharing. Kiss, Mel
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  20. how awesome is that! hope you had fun :) I'd love to try wake boarding one day!
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  21. That looks really fun, I have never tried anything like that before.

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  22. i love wakeboarding!! especially that proud feeling you get after making your first turn.. lol

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  23. Im jealous, seems like you had a great time!!!:)

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  24. i love wakeboarding! and wake surfing too!
    xx Sabrina
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  25. AAAAAi que maximo amei show de imagens e corragem
    arrasou.
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  26. Beautiful photos
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    Kiss

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  27. Ohh I really need to try my hand at some Wakeboarding <3

    Serene xoxo

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  28. This looks like so much fun! :D
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    Hope you're having a beautiful day! xx

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  29. Wakeboarding is such a fun time! Looks like you had such an amazing time and you look adorable in those photos!

    Denise
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  30. Wow amazing pictures! Looks like you had so much fun!
    xx

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  31. This looks like a lot of fun!! Thanks for sharing these photos!

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  32. That looks so fun/
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  33. I love this!!!! It looks so cool!!!! Seems like you had a lot of fun!!!!

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  34. Wakeboarding is sooo fun! Looks like you had a great time!! :)

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  35. That looks like so much fun!!

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  36. THIS. LOOKS. AMAZING. You are so lucky!

    I'm so jealous c;

    Amy;
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  37. This looks so much fun. Lucky you. And you look so cute, girl.
    xox
    Lenya
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  38. I looks like you were having an amazing time. I love your photos.

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  39. What a fun experience! I'd love to try it :)

    Bella Pummarola

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  40. that looks so fun!!

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    xx
    Tyana
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  41. Looks great!
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  42. Hey darling, love your blog and especially this post. Beautiful photos! seems like a great time.

    Would you like to follow each other? Let me know (:

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  43. Looks like fun! Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Wake boarding looks so much fun!!!! I want to go!
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  45. I've always wanted to wake board, but I'm afraid of breaking my arms from slamming into the water. I'd still try given the chance. It looks like you had a blast.
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  46. I've always wanted to wake board, but I'm afraid of breaking my arms from slamming into the water. I'd still try given the chance. It looks like you had a blast.
    Texas Jak
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  47. Wakeboarding in the Philippines looks so much fun!! I want to try it. Amazing photos you got there!

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