in 2007, Tribu outdoors hosted
X on the beach in Boracay Island, Philippines
i just graduated from college and was being a "beach bum"
in boracay at this time. I learned how to skimboard since it was
the closest thing we beach kids can get to skateboarding.
it was really a mode of transportation for us too.
cruising from hey jude beachfront down to fridays in station one where it is flat and you
would see the boys practicing some freestyle moves.
i unearthed some old photos from my multiply during those days and its really funny.
remembering we even have a ghetto flat bar to hit.
I joined the skimboarding competition hosted by Tribu outdoors.
i got disqualified TWICE on the longride/or speed - you can already tell as early as then that i was not built to be in "race or speed"
i think am just to silly of a person to compete in such a serious discipline.
but, i got 3rd place in the women's freestyle. with a combo trick
if i remember it right it was a tail kick-switch-360. something like this.
this is the first event where i met Jason, brainchild of Tribu Outdoors
- i remember even winning a tribu necklace that was really rad!
Jason is a genius!
he is also a really awesome board rider.
After knowing me from skimboarding. jason, jeena, erwin, dane and mars
helped me with my wakeboarding.
and then to my kiting too.
plus all the other stuff that i do on the side, like trying out sandboarding.
Filipina kiter girls :)
Dorothy, Me and Mariel
(Dane, not in photo)
Tribu together with headware and Kurv Industries
has been a very big part of my life as a rider and and eventologist, always supporting
the camps and the events that would bring in more filipinos to the boardsports community.
Tribu Outdoors is a proud sponsor of Susi Mai's All-chicks kite camp and Tom Court's kiteloop challenge for the last two years, both held in the Philippines.
Now, Tribu is available in the USA, and they helped me get here to Triple S, safely.
Jason even visited me here for some moral support and thats really awesome!
Cheers to Jason and to the Tribu family for always supporting the young ones
who are dedicated and passionate about
the outdoors especially the boardsports
may it be skim, wake, surf, kite
and riding in crazy outfits!!
check out the radness