Saturday, May 5, 2018

MisOr Shore Breakers ranked as Top 4 and Top 5 during the 2nd Amihan National Skimboarding Competition under the Legend Division


MisOr Shore breakers’ Team Leader Steve Norman Ebonia also known as Kinkin, and Richard dela Cruz, also known as Sasik were ranked as Top 4, and Top 5 respectively under the Legend Division during the recently concluded 2nd Amihan National Skimboarding Competition held at Dahican, City of Mati, Davao Oriental last April 27-29, 2018.

Out of the 15 registered participants under the Legend Division also known as the Dahong Laya category, the two skimboarders from the province of Misamis Oriental advanced their leads amongst other participants and successfully positioned themselves to the Quarter Final rounds of the said division at the morning of April 28th (Saturday).

THE MAKING OF THE LEGENDS

Kinkin Ebonia is a local skimboarder from the Municipality of Opol, province of Misamis Oriental. He started his passion to the watersports last November 2001 when he was still 11 years old after a group of Skimboarders from Cagayan de Oro known as the 82 moon introduced the boardsports to the local communities. 3 months since he started his first personal experience of the skimboarding sport, he joined his first skimboarding competition organized by the 82 moon group held at the municipality of Opol, however he received his first defeat. 3 months after the competition, he joined the 1st National Skimboarding Competition organized by the Department of Tourism Region 10 and was announced as the 1st Runner Up. A year after the summer of 2003, he was declared as the Champion of the 1st Opol Skimboarding Competition where he tasted his first victory as a Champion at the age of 13.
On 2004, their group called the TAUSI went and invaded Davao City and joined the 1st National Skimboarding Competition during the Kadayawan Festival, he was announced as the 2nd runner up under the Advance Category. On 2005, the group decided to go back and successfully, he was declared as the Champion under the same category during the 2nd National Skimboarding Competition in Davao City in celebration of the Kadayawan Festival. This doesn’t stop his competitiveness on this career when he joined the 1st National Skimboarding Competition last July 2007 held at Carrascal, Surigao del Sur where he was announced as the 2nd runner up. Additionally, he was announced as the 2nd runner up last September 2007 when he joined the Open National Skimboarding Competition held in Lanuza, Surigao del Sur.

Currently he is connected at the Premier Resort and Hotel of Misamis Oriental, Apple Tree Resort and Hotel as the Head Banquet.
Richard dela Cruz on the other hand, also known as Sasik is a respected local skimboarder and considered as the pride of Misamis Oriental, and one of the best skimboarders in Northern Mindanao throughout his time. During his prime, Sasik was the Champion of the 1st Dahican Skimboarding Tournament held last 2005 at Dahican, City of Mati, Davao Oriental. He was also the Champion for 3 consecutive years, and declared as the Undefeated Champion of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd National Skimboarding Competition last 2004, 2005, 2006 held at Mergrande Ocean Resort, Davao City. Moreover, he was the Champion of the National Skimboarding Competition last 2008 held at Bacuag, Surigao del Sur. After years of being hiatus on the watersport, he proves that he still have the skills of a professional skimboarder and can still compete with other legendary masters.

On the final rounds of the Legend Division, each of the 8 Legendary players were given 7 rides (3 front side, 3 back rides, and 1 free ride) for them to perform. Under the second hit, both Kinkin and Sasik portrayed their own respective skills, and showed their renowned abilities. At the end of the final round, Kinkin Ebonia gathered a total of 24.5 points tying up with George “Kuya Jun” Plaza, the Founder of the Amihan sa Dahican Surf and Skim Camp and was placed under the Top 4 while Sasik dela Cruz gathered a total of 23.8 points and was placed under the Top 5.

Kinkin and Sasik were surprised and amazed of what has had become to the Dahican Beach after 13 years of their first visit to the destination. They were very grateful for the opportunity to visit Dahian again and would definitely be coming back soon.

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