Founded in May 2015, The Mobile Shack is a surf tour company built in passion and enthusiasm of two individuals who wants to share their love for surfing, adventure and good vibe.
MyLifeOnBoard interviewed Daniel Lagasca, one of the owners of The Mobile Shack. His inspiration to start this surf tour company are those Manila-based people who post on social media, advertising slots available in their cars which receives attention through likes but no one responds through comments or inquiries. They want to maximize the availability of the seats that they have. On a more important note, as The Mobile Shack, they want to maintain and spread the camaraderie of the surf vibe. As the community grows, they want to contribute in making the camaraderie stronger.
In the wave fifteen trip of the Mobile Shack, they went to Baler in time for the Central Luzon Surf Festival. MyLifeOnBoard was able to talk to two of their guests – Janine Salmo and Veronica “Aika” Esguerra.
Aika is a returning guest of The Mobile Shack. Her first TMS trip was in La Union earlier this year in January 2016. Aika told us that she since it was her first time to join a tour group, she was clueless on what to expect but nevertheless, her excitement was high above the clouds! She joined TMS again because she wants to spend her birthday weekend in Baler. When asked for the reason on why she returned and availed of The Mobile Shack again, she said that “Yung tour kasi. My first intention was to surf, which, nagawa ko naman. And yung side trips namin, like clay moulding [in La Union], yung waterfalls, at naka-hirit ulit ako ng isa pang surf! Happy din ako kasi may mga na-di-discover ako na hang out place. Before, nung nag Baler kami [ng iba kong friends], yung common lang na nakikita ko sa internet. Pero ngayon, ito, may bago! Uhuru Bar! Chill and billards!”
The Mobile Shack’s itinerary is different from the rest in a way that they inject interesting spots and activities along the way depending on our clients’ mood and availability.
Janine Salmo, a first-time guest of The Mobile Shack, she expected a lot from the tour since it was her first time in Baler. Also, she does not regularly go on tour groups but both she and her friend likes to go the beach as a means of relaxation. When asked how The Mobile Shack helped her expectation to relax, she said “May mga activities such as surfing. Ako kasi hindi ako nag-su-surf talaga, kasi hindi ako marunong mag swimming. And yung ibang places dito [sa Baler], kasi naka-align na yung schedule. So, kung first time mo dito, syempre hindi mo alam saan pupunta. Yun ang magada kapag kumuha ka ng package.. Saka syempre makaka-meet ka pa ng ibang tao.”
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