Andi Eigenmann’s impressive result in his first surf competition in Siargao
September 16, 2022 | 9:18
MANILA, Philippines — Actress Andi Eigenmann followed in her fiancé Philmar Alipayo’s footsteps by competing in her first-ever surfing competition.
Eigenmann joined the 7th local Pacifico surfing competition in Siargao, where she and her family have now been based since 2019, making it past the second round.
Alipayo himself participated and reached the quarter-finals, as documented by photographer Pabst Camingue, also a resident of Siargao.
The actress previously said that by moving to Siargao she was now “living the surfing dreams of herself at 11”, having only started the sport this year.
“It’s never really too late to learn new things or perfect a skill, let alone fulfill a childhood dream,” Eigenmann said then. “It’s a simple thing but it’s so rewarding. In a way, I feel like learning something new at this point, brings new meaning and a whole new energy and excitement to life! “
Since moving to Siargao, the couple have established the Kanaway Surf School and Bar to help instructors whose livelihoods were affected by Super Typhoon Odette in 2021.
Eigenmann and Alipayo have been engaged since December 2020 and have two children together, Lilo and Koa. The actress also has another daughter, Ellie, with Jake Ejercito, while Alipayo has two sons from previous relationships.
The couple and their children Ellie, Lilo and Koa recently took a trip to France where Philmar reconnected with one of his sons Kanoa, who lives with his mother.
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