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Local bets rule Bagasbas Cup

From – The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines – Local surfers from Daet took the major awards on their way to the overall championship in the Ultimate National Surfing Challenge 2010 at Bagasbas Beach in Camarines Norte recently.

Lolita Edusma and Josiella delos Santos led Daet’s charge in the women’s division, finishing first and third, respectively. Daisy Valdez of La Union took second place.

In the men’s division, Rommel Rojo of Baler outclassed Jeff Dela Torre of La Union and Allan Cabanela of Daet to clinch top honors.

In the men’s skim boarding, Roderick Bazar of Borongan and Franco Orolfo of Daet bagged the top two slots, while Allan Eboña and Owen Ray Bagaporo of Daet dominated the push race long board category.

Derick Mojica of Manila placed third in both divisions.

According to Gov. Edgar Tallado, the event marked the resurgence of surfing. He said Bagasbas, which staged the first All Filipino Surfing Event in 1979, is an ideal surfing haven even for beginners with its fine sand beaches, reefs and river mouth breaks.

Bagasbas is also home to the Daet International Kiteboarding Competition, the Bagasbas International Eco-Arts Festival and various multi-sports special events.

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