The game-changing Laoag sandboarding on its 9th year

The LEAD (Laoag Eco-Adventure Development) Movement kids, who helped put the Laoag Sand Dunes on the adventure map, now grown-ups, in a more adultish vid.

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So many changes since that trial ride on August 2, 2009 in La Paz. A co-op has brought together LEAD, the originators of sandboarding in the Philippines, and all the other operators who came after LEAD, for a common good, which is to boost tourism in Laoag City and the rest of the North. The expansive dunes which also cover parts of Paoay and Currimao make Ilocos Norte extraordinary. Have you had your own sand adventure yet?

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Ilocos Sandboarding lately

Sandboarder in Ilocos

I stumbled upon in the net a new travel guide book to the Philippines (from Insight Guides) authored by Ralph Jennings. In the Barnes and Noble book preview, caught on one of the pages a miniature photo of LEAD Movement’s red Land Cruiser, shot by international photographer Chris Stowers sometime ago at the Laoag “La Paz” Sand Dunes. It seems like a detailed guide book with colorful  pictures on every page. Can’t wait to get LEAD’s own copy. Thank you, Insight Guides!

Sandboarding in La Paz

Danish tourists in between bus transfers from Vigan Heritage City and to Manila.

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Students from Wolpyeong Middle School, Ulsan, South Korea, currently in town through a student exchange program with the Ilocos Norte National High School.

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For inquiries and bookings, contact the LEAD Movement :0919-873-5516 / 0917-841-5155 . Like Ilocos Sand Boarding (by the innovators of sandboarding in Ilocos) on Facebook

Photographed by Rommel and Blauearth
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