Learn to surf this Summer with TropicalSwells Surf Camp!

Summer is just around the corner! And, what does that mean? Sun. Sand. And SURF! Why not?

All of us already know that surfing is an exhilarating extreme sport. Immersing yourself into a surfer’s culture brings benefits that make it one of the most unique and fulfilling experiences of your life.

Fitness. Build your more than usual dream “beach bod.” Surfing a physically demanding activity, but a fun one at that. You engage your entire body when you start to surf. The more you surf, the more motivated you become to becoming fit and healthy. When you’re healthy, you give instantly give yourself a confidence boost.

Now, imagine yourself in an amazingly ripped physique while you’re ripping those waves.

Travel. If you need to get away, you’ll find a perfectly good form of release through this activity. You’ll find solitude. You’ll make new friends. And, I’ve got to admit, being on those waves gives one a sense of oneness and respect for nature. There’s really always something therapeutic in whisking yourself for a while.


Now, take a hold of life by getting on that board and enjoying every bit of surf time on the water.

TropicalSwells has found a way to merge both benefits in a safe and fun way through their Surf School at White Rock Beach Hotel + Waterpark in Matain, Subic.

Wavepool. Beginners get the chance to perfect their stance and balance on the surfboard, learn and improve their paddling, and catch a few surfing tricks on their own. For those who aren’t really amateurs in surfing, it’s a good avenue to find a consistent rhythm of waves and a spot with the ability to practice “crowd control” at the lineup.


Age. Jim Moriarty of SurfRider Foundation says, “As soon as they express an interest.” Nan Waldman of Education + Parenting in Quoradinating adds, “Whenever the child herself or himself feels ready and WANTS to.” SurfSimply’s Harry Knight caps it well, “In my experance over the years, there is no correct age to teach someone, and I have taught children as young as 2, and adults in their 70’s.”


TropicalSwells is excited to teach anyone interested, starting from 4 years old and up. Equipped with life-saving skills, our instructors are ASI-certified.

IntroSurf. Want to surf? We guarantee you’ll learn the basics of surfing and surf waves on the wave pool in 2 hours.

SurfCamp. Serious about the sport? From level zero, you’ll be surfing ocean waves in only six 2-hour sessions.

Supercharge your summer with the coolest ‘swells’ coaches in our tropical country. Whether you’re looking just a day-trip, or you want to pack a couple days in, TropicalSwells offers a great package for you!


For inquires, please contact surfsup@tropicalswells.com.


When in Subic…. Eat at My Mommy’s House of Kare Kare!


Subic Freeport is a melting pot of diverse people – both local and foreigners love visiting Subic Freeport not just for the outlet stores of our favorite brands but also the food.

From Japanese, Korean to Indian food Subic has a lot to offer. But the best is still home cooked meals prepared by our Mommy. If craving for some you can have your home cooked meal by Mommy at My Mommy’s House of Kare Kare.

Its quaint design brings a very homey feel to its customers that they keep coming back for more.

And being known for their Kare Kare, My Mommy’s House of Kare Kare brings you delicious Kare Kare that is so good that even without the preserved fish paste it still tastes great.

If craving Italian, My Mommy’s House of Kare Kare also offers authentically made Pizza – all its ingredients are all from Italy to be true to its word and also cooked in an oven for that perfect bite.

Check out My Mommy’s House of Kare Kare when you are in Subic.

To know more about My Mommy’s House of Kare Kare follow them on Facebook for updates.

LECIEL HOTEL Providing irresistible and relaxing stay like in Korea!


Experience a top hotel stay like those in Gangnam with Leciel Hotel.

With its goal to provide a swanky, irresistible vibe that makes its guest feel like a Kpop celebrity Leciel will be able to give you that without a hefty price. With a wide variety of suites from 39 sq.m. rooms to their Presidential suites – you will think that you are in Gangnam with its one of a kind suites.

In terms of service they also provide high quality room and customer service in every inquiry. Amenities at Leciel Hotel also will make you love it more with its own spa service and sauna that are similar to the Jjimjilbangs of Korea.

For more information or you would like to inquire about their services make sure to check Leciel Hotel on Facebook.


Giro de Pilipinas, A Journey of Strength and Perseverance

Giro de Pilipinas poster

3Q’s Sports Event Management is the leading AMATEUR / EXECUTIVE ROAD CYCLING event organizer in the Philippines. With 5 years of experience and expertise in organizing the biggest Road Cycling event that includes the famous “TOUR OF MATABUNGKAY”, “TOUR de NUVALI and “TOUR of PINES – VUELTA DAGUPAN”.

With that being said, Giro de Pilipinas (formerly known as Tour of Matabungkay) will be having a 3 day cycling event in Subic.

3Q Sports Event Management in Partnership with 97.9 Home Radio, Aliw Broadcasting Corporation and The LIGHTHOUSE MARINA RESORT supported by SUBIC BAY METROPOLITAN AUTHORITY (SBMA), Department of Tourism  (DOT), SUBIC BAY FREEPORT CHAMBER of COMMERCE (SBFCC)  and Subic Bay Hotels,  Attractions, Tourism, Stakeholders & Visitors Board (SBHATSVB), Provincial Govt of Zambales and the Provincial Govt of Bataan proudly presents..

Giro de Pilipinas is a 3-stage cycling event that will be held on October 9-11, 2015 in which the route will include Subic, Zambales and Bataan. The highlight of the event will be the challenge of reaching the scenic view at the historical Mt. Samat, which every cyclist must be able to experience. The thrill and the challenge it brings will entice every cycling enthusiast. With an expected support of over 550 individuals and about 50 executive cycling teams nationwide and an overwhelming support from hundreds of participants all over the world including riders from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Scotland, USA, China, New Zealand, Kenya, Germany, Korea, Dubai, Canada and Japan, this event will be something worthwhile and fun!

GDP Event Objective is to support the growing community of cycling.

  • To help in the promotion of Department of Tourism, specifically promoting SBMA, ZAMBALES and BATAAN not just a tourist getaway, but the next sports/ cycling capital of the Philippines, more so in Asia.
  • To create a long term relationship with a brand (GDP) which promotes the true essence of sportsmanship, team pride, friendship, competition and the passion to towards cycling.
  • To help promote Cycling in general as a tool towards healthy living and to encourage everyone to get out and form a team.

The races are expected to be a high profile event in terms of media exposure, where various TV, radio and print representatives will be covering the event. Not to mention that this event is a prime venue to target executives, company decision-makers, business owners and high profile cyclists or cycling enthusiasts.

Online registrations are ongoing @  www.girodepilipinas.com

For details on race categories, technicals, elevation, route, awards and race rules, you may visit their page: Giro de Pilipinas


July 1 – October 1, 2015

Registration Dates

October 8, 2015

Claiming of Race Kits

Lighthouse Subic

Arrival of foreign riders

Race Briefing

October 9, 2015 – DAY 1

6:00am  Individual Time Trial

1:00 pm     Road Race

7:00 pm   Welcome Dinner/Awarding

8:00pm   Fellowship Night

October 10, 2015– DAY 2

8:00 am           Road Race

6:30 pm           Fellowship Night / Awarding

8:00 pm           Presentor Night

October 11, 2015 – DAY 3

8:00 am           Road Race

12:00 nn          Lunch/ Awarding at AYALA HARBOR POINT

About the organizers:


The team composed of equally passionate cyclist, Architect and Engineer by profession, The Baterna Brothers – Quin and Jojo ventures out to organizing sports event like cycling, duathlon, endure and running.

Passionate athletes by heart, they continue to excel not just on races but they also create a name in the sports community. Quin is also a Diver, Runner, Biker, Golfer and been trying water sports while Jojo is into Triathlon, Enduro Bike, MTB, ATV, Jetski and speedboat competition.

Another Partner, Rommel Bobiles has been doing Brand Activation, Events and Sports Marketing for the past 5 years and has been working side by side with the biggest Duathlon, Triathlon, Marathon and Running Organizers and Sports Brands in the Philippines.

Together they formed 3Q Sports Events Management to help the struggling cycling community to bring back to its old glory. After attending numerous cycling event abroad including Tour of Friendship in Thailand they thought how they can help to promote the Philippines as another cycling destination in the Asia.

Facebook Page: Giro de Pilipinas

Facebook event page: Giro de Pilipinas Event Page

Instagram: @girodepilipinas

hashtags: #GirodePilipinas #roadtogiroph