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Strong Waves at El Nido's Calitang Beach

Calitang’s long stretch of white sandy beach at El Nido looks postcard-perfect at a glance, but underneath its crystalline waters hide a dangerous roiling threat. Its constant rolling waves look pretty fun; and indeed, riding and swimming against it is loads of fun. The games however stop when the undertow wrench you far out to the sea. Swimming towards the shore becomes futile as the waves pull you farther and farther; the only hope you have is to call for help towards the people at the shore.

My deepest gratitude goes out to Kuya Fernan, Rolan and Fred; our family wouldn’t have come out of that beach complete if not for their efforts.



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Posted by Christian Sangoyo on Thursday, March 7, 2013

18 comments:

  1. This is one hell of a beautiful picture!!! Nakakamiss tuloy ang beaches sa Bohol.

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  2. Oh no! Glad everyone's alright. There's a beach in Saipan that's just as dangerously lovely. Though Saipan's ladder beach is a whole lot rockier. :-/

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    1. Thanks Mojita, we're really just so grateful to come out of that beach complete

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  3. Wah buti na lang ok kayong lahat. Hindi ko napuntahan ito but i'll keep it in mind para di ako sugod ng sugot kung sakaling makapunta ako dyan sa next El Nido trip

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    1. Masaya pa naman sana maglaro sa waves, we should've been more careful

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  4. Nainggit ako bigla sa beach pero hindi sa alon!

    I note ko to pag gusto ko ng buwis buhay adventure. joke :P

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    1. Haha Elal bat mo binura yung previous comment mo? :D

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  5. I experienced the same thing in Helicopter Island. Naengganyo ako sa tubig and swam without my life vest on. Muntik na ko tangayan palayo.

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    1. How did you manage to get back? Ang hirap lang ng ganun lalo na pag ang layo mo na talaga sa shore

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  6. Nice photography. Thumbs up! Am excited to visit beaches this summer. Sarap maligo sa mga baybay.

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  7. When was this taken? Went there June last year and gladly the water was calm.

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  8. The waves of the shores makes me long for the beach this Summer!

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  9. We went there last year, and it never occured to me that this beautiful beach is dangerous. Anyhow, going there is all worth it. I guess those who are planning to go there must be careful.

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    1. Yeah, just be aware that the waves might suddenly you pull you out

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