A series of shots from an afternoon spent learning how to skim board on White Beach in Boracay, Philippines.
After days spent taking shelter from monsoon intensity rains, we emerged from under our thatched roofs to find a beautiful sapphire blue day. If beaches are what Boracay is famous for, then White Beach is its star. Endless reaches of soft white sand up against the backdrop of palm trees. Their shadows provided the only shade under the cloudless blue sky. Every water sport imaginable is available at the beach and boats with taut blue sails that mirror the sky were constantly embarking and disembarking throughout the day; bright red and yellow chutes of kite boarders punctuated the sky offering up a sharp contrast. The hostel we stayed at had a skim board that the staff would use while on break and after all those San Miguel’s we shared during the “rain delay” they didn’t mind us taking it to the beach that afternoon. We kept it past the peak of the sun’s day long crest and left the beach only once its warm orange glow did the same.*
*(note click pictures to see full size images)
Camera: Nikon D3100, 18-55mm lens