Travel With Ysabel: R3PUBL1C Wakepark

Rainy season may be here in the Philippines but it was a treat for my cousins and I to visit the waters after a month of breathing fresh flowers and warm sunshine (Travel With Ysabel USA diaries can be found here). My cousins and I drove to R3publ1c Wakepark in the south to try out wakeboarding.

Having been able to balance on hands (cheerleading) and on ice (figure skating), I was pretty doubtful on having to balance myself on water. It was difficult for the first time since you have to learn how to shift your weight and balance whilst the speed and the pulling force from the repel. Falling is inevitable while learning. In fact, I even had my own 3 second-Superman moment (literally) before I fell. With enough practice you’ll get the hang of it – the sense of accomplishment is sublime!

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The weather was murky, the sun played hide and seek every now and then. Good thing the rain only poured hard when we left! It’s best to go first thing in the day since there isn’t much people and wakeboarding served as a good morning workout!

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There were two “pools”, one for the professional and well-experienced and the other for beginners. This recreational activity required the most participation from the legs since it controls your weight and balance.

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Wakeboarding felt like controlling a kite but not on land. Hey, this is the time that I could finally say I walked, er, skidded on water. Thrilling experience!

Republ1c Wakepark

West Diversity Boulevard, Nuvali, 4027 Calamba, Laguna

Open from Mon – Sun: 8:30 am – 10:00 pm

Contact Number: 0947 892 4961

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