Fun That, Swannies!

Ode To Dahican Nights

Because this tower is gone. :(

In Status Quo

It's been awhile. Lost is the right word. Hiatus? Way overrated to even describe it. Coming to a point of surrender, more of acceptance, is a credit to bravery or honour as pride or confidence has decided to stand down. Somehow there is that dry spell, which is so compelling to declare an end.

Yeah, right! For how many times this predicament springs out of nowhere? Countless, just to find out there are ways back like flipping to another clean page. Perhaps an inspiration or two has helped.

So, here it goes. Yet another page. Or, designs. A tribute to good friends.

The first design represents how dimensional all things could become in events of change.

The second is an outright dedication to all the skimboarders who are so perfect on the waves, but do not have the chance to be known like those handful few. Professional or not, they are our heroes. Heroes with flaws assigned by life. Here's to you 'AntiHero.'

Do you want to wear this proud? Contact Teted.

A Change of Tide

What happen to Padagata? It has changed (again). I have started this website in support of the grassroots skimboarding in the Philippines. I have dedicated the concept and the cause to my friends, who are now more busy with life rather than skimboarding. They have taught me so much humility and charity, that I have decided to extend those values through Padagata and The SkimLove Project.

Being in Australia does not help serve the purpose of Padagata anymore. As much as I want to continue, the pursuit is difficult. Although I will still extend help, it is by far more limited, unfortunately.

Yet, I am grateful that Padagata has gained more meaning, as the beach lifestyle is very dominant down under. The waves are breathtaking, and the shoreline holds more than enough room for everyone. I cannot help but shout, Padagata! (translation: let's go the beach!)

Yes, indeed! This is a new adventure.

Beach Chow: Tuna Tortilla

2 pcs. eggs
1/2 cup chopped onion
95g tuna (small can)
50g chopped English spinach
1 tsp. chopped coriander
2 pcs. tortillas
1 tbsp. olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

1. Beat the eggs with the onions and coriander.  Add salt and pepper as you prefer.
2. Heat the olive oil in the frying pan. Pour the eggs in. Let it cook for a minute.
3. Add the spinach and the tuna into the pan. Stir it in until everything is cooked.
4. Microwave the tortillas for 30 seconds.
5. Place the tuna mixture on the tortilla, and wrap.

Keeping it in the family

Stoke is way over the moon. Little Connor is keeping up with his Uncle Brad. It's his first attempt, and he already has the drop, the poise, and the eagerness to ride some swells. It's a new beach adventure for Connor.

Let's go to the beach and skimboard!

Jurien Bay Easter Thrills

For some people the holy week is the time of utter abstinence from the world up until Easter Sunday, but for most, it is like Christmas holiday somewhere else. A chance for a getaway from the demands of everyday existence.

Jurien Bay is one of those Easter destinations in Western Australia, more or less 225km from Perth. It is a great venue to take the whole family, even including rellies of rellies. For Brad, Jurien is a nostalgic place of his childhood. And, there is so much beach adventure in such a small fishing town:

Jetty jump off. Not enough fun from charging into the water from the jetty, kids and adults alike.

Fishing, swimming (with the lotsa fish) and skimboarding. Patience is really a key factor.

Dive into the sky, land on the shore. For the adrenaline junkies and those who would dare.

DETOUR: The Pinnacles, Nambung National Park. 
A drive through into a mysterious spectacle of nature.

If you plan to experience a beach adventure on the Turquoise Coast, plan it way ahead, like a year or more. The local accommodations sell like hotcakes, whether you intend to get a chalet or a space in the caravan park.

Let's go to the beach to celebrate Easter!