This is how Dahican looks like nine years ago. Only a handful of outsiders (like me) know that a long stretch of pristine beach exists in Mati, Davao Oriental.
Dahican of the past was: no loud music, no beers, no tents and “few” resorts. Yes, it was “boring” but it was a perfect getaway for those who want to escape the life in the fast lane.
The view of the shoreline from old lifeguard’s tower
Amihan Boys racing to the water
Not just surfing….
Jebjeb, who was then nine years old, was one of the talented surfers of Amihan sa Dahican. Photo by Ruby Thursday More
Ride with the wave
Fishermen fix a damaged fishing net
Waiting for the perfect swell
Salo-salo with boys of Amihan. Photo by Ruby Thursday More
Jebjeb shows his skills
BancSki: Amihan sa Dahican’s pinobre edition of jetski
‘Nong Jun: the father, mentor of Amihan sa Dahican surfers
The view from the sea
Amihan sa Dahican surfers gather behind Ruby as she shows her photos of the day.
Vincent, one of the most talented surfers
Nine years ago…
One of the Amihan surfer described Dahican in the past as: “Walay kay kaagaw sa dagat, walay sasaw.”