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CDO’s leading resort hotel successfully gave an enormous impact for Northern Mindanao’s boardsports scene.

(Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, PHILIPPINES)– The first ever Skim-boarding Competition dubbed as SHORE BREAKS organized by the leading resort hotel in Metro Cagayan de Oro, Apple Tree Resort and Hotel (ATRH),was indeed a huge success with the support of the local skim-boarders of Opol, Misamis Oriental and neighboring areas.

Last May 16, 2015, the shoreline of the Municipality of Opol turned into an amphitheatre of the board-sport as 30 skim-boarders, 10 for the Kid Category and 20 from the Open Category showed their talents and skills of the said sport to compete to the finals and be the first one to be called, the Shore-breaker. Hosted by Mr Steve Norman Ebonia, a multi-awarded local skim-boarder, started the event with the Oath of Sportsmanship which was then-after opened by Ms Bjanesha M. Emphasis (General Manager of ATRH). The local skim-boarders have successfully achieved to pull great tricks in the competition full of enthusiasm which attracted the younger generation from Opol.

According to Ms Daphne Belle Maape, (Front Office and Concierge Supervisor of ATRH), there were more than 200 guests who graced the event during the day including the media partners and the sponsors. Additionally, The Shore-breaks is a testimony of strong bonded board sports which gave a significant impact to the growing skim boarding scene in Northern Mindanao”– Mr Clement Dampal II (Marketing and PR Officer of ATRH) said. “The success of the Shore-breaks gave an enormous impression in keeping the board-sport active in Opol and emerge as a mainstream sports competition that sooner will bring forth to a new season of Shore-Breaks 2: Skim-boarding competition within this year or next. We might be inviting Jaro Anillo and Manoy Bazar of JAROMANOY Skimboards on the second season and Arjun “A-smooth” Jimenez, one of the Top boardsport athletes in the Philippines.”- He added.

The competition was a fun filled celebration of stoke and camaraderie which were spare-headed by the award winning judges, Michael “Don” Magracia, Champion of the 1st Mati Surfing Competition and a Rider of the Northmind Longboarding, Andrew “Slim” Rementizo, President of Team Higad Skimboarding Association, and Richard “Sasik” Dela Cruz, Champion of the National Skimboarding competition 2008 held at Bacuag, Lanuza, Surigao del Sur, Champion of the 1st Lugait Skimboarding competition 2003), and Champion of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd National Skimboarding competition (2004, 2005, 2006) held at Mergrande Ocean Resort, Davao City.

Arnel Dela Cruz showing his skimboarding skills and was announced as the Champion for the Open Category

Arnel Dela Cruz, a local skimboarder was announced as the Champion for the Open Category of this year’s Shore-breaks competition, solidifying his career after also being hailed as the Champion of the Skimboarding competition during the 2nd Kabaybayonan Music and Sports Festival last April 10, 2015. On the other hand, Kenny Egam, also a local skimboarder successfully made it on the Top 3 being the 1st Placer while Christian Quitat which came from Iligan City showed his fantastic tricks became the 2nd Placer of the Open Category defeating other local skimboarders.

Lester de Rosal announced as the Champion

For the Kid Category, Lester de Rosal was announced as the Champion defeating his rival Luther Uban Jr which bacame the 1st Placer. He was thechampion of the Skimboarding competition of the 2nd Kabaybayonan Music and Sports Festival. Crismar Lariosa on the other hand became the 2nd Placer of the Kid Category.

First and Second Placers of each categories received an Overnight Superior Accommodation with breakfast for 2 persons and complimentary tickets for the Infinity and Sea horse-shaped pools, Cash, Certification and customized Trophy while the champions received a new and customized Skim-board with all the above-mentioned prizes.

This event is brought to you by Engr. Danilo O. Daroy, Nature’s Spring, Geo Transports and Constructions, Inc., Venray Construction, Northern Mindanao Practical Shooting Association (NMPSA), Easy Rock 96.9 FM, Clix (Cagayan de Oro’s Premier Go-to-Site), The Launchpad Magazine, Best Spots PH, Eats Good to be in CDO, LGU-Opol, Clement Dampal Photography, Business Week Mindanao, Mindanao Daily News, The Cagayan Times, and Mindanao Star.

Champion- Arnel dela Cruz (Open Category)

Kenny Egam- 1st Placer (Open Category)
Christian Quitat- 2nd Placer (Open Category)

One of the Judges showing his mighty skill in Skim boarding
Apple Tree Resort and Hotel is located in Opol, Misamis Oriental. Within this 7,000 square meter property are 39 luxurious guestrooms and suites, indoor and outdoor function spaces for corporate and social events, indoor and outdoor dining outlets, 2 swimming pools and a private beach, and a host of activities for fun & leisure.

For more information on Apple Tree Resort and Hotel, call (63 8822) 75-46-49/75-43-28 or (63 88) 555-0003, or email Take in the new Apple Tree look by visiting them on the worldwide web at


Apple Tree Resort and Hotel is Cagayan de Oro City’s premier resort hotel.

Covering over 7,000 square meters, the property boasts a full range of facilities and service for business and leisure, including 39 luxurious guestrooms and suites, indoor and outdoor function spaces for corporate and social events, indoor and outdoor dining outlets, 2 swimming pools and a private beach, and a host of activities for fun & leisure. All these come with a magnificent view of the Macajalar Bay and Camiguin Island and an ambiance that is solely and uniquely Apple Tree’s.

The property has been among the top destinations in the region since 1995, and that is for its unique position as Cagayan de Oro City’s only high-end beach resort plus its guarantee of superb service built on genuine and sincere care.

It’s time for a fantastic escape. Discover Apple Tree Resort & Hotel.

For media inquiries, contact:

Clement L. Dampal II

Marketing and PR Officer

         Tel       :   +63- 8822-75-46-49 or +63-88-555-0003

         Mobile  :   +63- 906-657-7669

         Email   :
The Top 3 winners of the Kid Category with the Judges and the Host
The Top 3 winners of the Open Category with the judges and the host
The winners of the Adult category with Apple Tree Resort and Hotel's staff and management
The participants of Shore-breaks
Arnel dela Cruz during the Oath Taking Ceremony

1 comment:

  1. Filipinos proved to be competitive in the field of extreme sports. In fact, there are many sport boarding destinations in the country. Even my brother, he took such long trips to go surfing in some of those destinations. He always have jetLAGFX to avoid jet lag.


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