IN AN ATTEMPT TO ALWAYS BRING YOU THE BEST, XTORK WENT ON A SECOND HUNT TO FIND YOU THE “SURFABLE” WAVES IN QATAR.
Some may say it is a very ambitious project, but we believe the right word is promising. The last week of June 2017, XTORK took an initiative for the second time to look for the best spots to surf here in Qatar. This time, our very own Olan Santos approached this initiative with a lead surfer, Ian Bruce Azarraga with keen observation, research and patience.
Olan has been monitoring the weather for quite sometime time, waiting for the opportunity of strong winds and high tides. On the May 30th, it seemed like we were in luck, so Olan and Bruce went for it! We gathered our team right away; lead by the lead surfer Bruce and a media crew to document our contribution to you.
From a young age, water always fascinated Bruce, whether it was a lake, a river, or the beach. “ As a child growing up by the water, the kids around the neighborhood and I always found ways to spend our time by the beach. So, we started skim boarding, and that’s what led me to surfing.” In the beginning, Bruce was definitely hesitant to be in the water, but it was his family’s encouragement that built his confidence to get on the board and attempt to surf. And as we always say, practice makes perfect! Bruce never looked back, he made it a tradition to travel to the island of Siargao in the Philippines every year, because there, he could really be himself and set free. As you are reading this, I’m sure you can see why Bruce is a perfect addition to our team for this particular journey. Bruce says, “ every surfer knows that are hidden spots for surfing, and I’m so happy that I can be part of the search to inform fellow surfers about the hidden waves in Qatar!”
We can confidently say, it was a successful search to find “surfable” waves in Qatar. We packed as many destinations as we could in a day, and we ended up visiting three locations. Unfortunately, we couldn’t surf in the first two locations, but hey, as least we get to give you a heads up! As Olan says, “it was not what we expected and as surfers, it doesn’t matter how big the waves are, as long as they are surfable!”
STAY TUNED FOR EPISODE 3 OF SEARCHING FOR THE WAVES, WE CAN ASSURE THIS IS NOT THE LAST TIME WE ARE GOING ON A WAVE HUNT!