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February 11, 2012 was an epic day for the LEAD Movement. Together with our co-presenters, we were able to pull off a special event in the desert for extreme sports enthusiasts, photo junkies, fashionable people, hipsters, young and old. Sand boarding started as an experiment in 2009, it was supposed to be just a past time for the group. I kid you not. We didn’t realize we were actually introducing a new sport in the country. This sport is still very new to us all and the support was very overwhelming. Its not only LEAD’s baby anymore but Ilocos’ very own.

This wasn’t really a competition, it was more of a get together. It was a day purely about fun and a sunny day out with good friends.
Sand Boarders did flips, grabs and turns!
Judges: Jackie Dela Cruz, Karrots Nazareno, Carlos Farinas, Ishii Villaseca and Bernard Macaraeg
See.. This sport IS gender neutral 😀
Congressman Rudy Farinas
Ready for a camp out!
Me and Jessie!
Cutest water gals. Lol.
Official host of the day, Joyce Custodio and Race LEADers, MC and Marc
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Congratulations to the Winners of the First Laoag La Paz Sandboarding Competition!!! Freestyle Category: 1st – Lou Dave M. Sanquina, 2nd – Jay Clavel, 3rd – Emma Manuel Time Trial Race 1st – Marky Miranda, 2nd – Eugene Tan, 3rd- Harry Yumul

The event was presented by the LEAD (Laoag Eco-Adventure Development) Movement, the City Government of Laoag and Havaianas.


The LEAD Movement extends its gratitude to the following: Mayor Michael V. Fariñas, Mrs. Chevylle V. Fariñas, Havaianas, Red Dot, Ms. Mary Ann Cua-Macaraeg, Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Apostol, URC, North Solid 8, Shop&Go, Ms. Lee Hua Lu, Choco’s Lechon Manok, Mr. Dexter Castro, Mr. Sammy Blas, Barangay Captain Jeff Fariñas, barangay officials of La Paz,, Suvtuv, Mr.Rainier Kau, Mr. Carlos Fariñas, Ms. Karrots Nazareno, Ms. Ishii Villaseca, Mr. Jackie de la Cruz, Mr. Bernard Macaraeg, Mr.and Mrs. Ace Mandac, Mr. Ajo Rumbaoa, Mr. Kriss Nicolas, McShine Customs (MJ, Mave, Adonis and Cherilen), Ms. Marianne Pasion, Ms. Joyce Ann Red Custodio, Mr. Rommel Felipe, GMA News 11 I Love, Pinas!, Core TV Vigan, bloggers, guests and participants, and to all those who’ve helped in one way or another make the Laoag La Paz Sandboarding Competition a success.

For additional read about the event, visit

Photography by Marianne G. Pasion for LEAD Movement. Visit Marianne’s blog.
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UPDATE: Enter your best sandboarding action shots taken at the recently concluded Laoag La Paz Sandboarding Competition, Feb 11, 2012.

Prizes: 1st prize – P2,000.00 and a Sandboard trophy, 2nd prize – Sandboard trophy and a gift pack, 3rd prize – Sandboard trophy and a gift pack.

Maximum submissions: 3

End Date: February 29, 2012

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