Trying Wakeboarding for the First Time in CWC
I’ve been going back and forth in Bicol for how many years now but I have never tried wakeboarding at CWC (CamSur Watersports Complex) until last week. According to my relatives, CWC is owned by Cong. L-Ray Villafuerte. Just so you know why their villa and accommodations were named as Villa Rey and the lake was named as Lago del Rey. 🙂
CWC is located at Provincial Capitol Complex Cadlan, Pili. It is approximately 15 – 20 minutes from Airport. There are free shuttle from airport which will take you to CWC. And if I’m not mistaken, there are also free shuttle from Naga to CWC. But if you fail to catch the free shuttle, from Naga you may ride a bus going to Legazpi City and ask the driver to drop you off at the Provincial Capitol. And from Capitol you may ride a tricycle or padyak which will take you to CWC.
I was amazed how the complex looks like. I never thought that despite of the simple living on this province, there is still such impressive resort / complex placed in Cam Sur. Cam Sur is truly the next prime destination for everyone.
There was no entrance fee at the complex. My companions had no plans of trying the wakeboarding. Kahit anong pilit ko na minsan lang to, you’ll never know kung kailan pa makakabalik dito, wala pa din. They are all scared, walang adventurous! 🙁
So it ended up me, myself and I for wakeboarding. Since I have no plans of spending half day for it, I just asked for the 1 hour wakeboarding. The 1 hour rate for beginners (cable pass rate) is PHP 125.00 + equipment rental (Life Vest & Helmet) of PHP 40.00, initial deposit of PHP 500.00 is needed (but it’s refundable). By the way, did I mention that the cable pass rate also includes a free use of swimming pool? Great deal, isn’t it? For CWC rates and packages, you may visit CWC website. The main lake was not operational that time (for some upgrade / maintenance) so all wakeboarding are coursed through the small lake (I forgot the name), I had my name listed on the waiting list.
While waiting for my turn, we roamed around and took some pictures.
Here’s the Lago del Rey where there are inflatables for kids! 🙂
When we got tired, we sat and just waited for my name to be called.
There are professional wake-boarders doing their stunt at the lake. Kaya ko kaya toh, kelan kaya ako magiging ganyan kagaling! 🙂
After 1 1/2 hours of waiting, my name has been called. Kaba mode…
I lined up and observed everyone doing the course. There is no official class / instruction for this one, so kanya-kanya na to! The instructor will only tell you what to do in a span of 1 minute. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask, his instructions are only brief. But don’t be scared just have fun because all experts were once beginners, right?
It’s my turn! I felt nervous, ayoko mapahiya! My first take doesn’t turn well, I ended up in the middle! 🙂
OK, never give up, try and try! For my second try, I was able to get it! Pero nakabitiw ako pagdating sa dulo, ang bilis di ako nakakapit ng maiigi. But it was fun, naadik ata ako and I lined up for another try.
I asked the instructor what to do when the cable is pulling me so fast, he told me just handle it tightly and don’t pull it! And that’s what I did, but it was still a fail. I tried another one, then another one. It was already 6PM and my time had already ended. Dami kasing tao nakapila! 🙁
All in all, it was fun!!! Kahit hanggang dulo lang ako at di man lang nakaaikot, I’m still proud of myself kasi yung iba nga in 2 seconds hulog na agad. 🙂
After wakeboarding, I took 5 minutes dip in the swimming pool, so I can just experience the CWC pool! 🙂
It was already getting dark and we decided to leave.
I felt short for this experience and good thing was Cam Sur is my province and every year or anytime I can go here and do wakeboarding! I know there will still be next time and I hope I have companions with me who are game for such adventure! Next time I will spend whole day in CWC! 🙂
- Spend atleast halfday for ultimate CWC experience.
- There’s available restaurant inside the complex, and I must admit their pizza is good!
- Skatepark is also available inside the complex for skateboarders.
- There’s also massage available at CWC if you want to relax and get pampered.