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WTFu: Story of a surfer boy

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The 21-year-old surfer Jayr Ontong grew up seeing the sea waves of Baler. It has become a significant part of his life. (Gawin mo rin akong part ng life mo, bro!)

 Jayr Ontong (Photos from his official Instagram account)

Jayr Ontong (Photos from his official Instagram account)

“16 years old nang mag-start ako mag-surf. Natutunan ko lang s’ya kaka-observe. Wala akong formal na training. Pero dahil taga-Baler naman talaga kami, nakita ko at na-experience ko talaga kung paano mag-surf,” Jayr shared (La-experience din, bro!).

Jayr is the only surfer in the family. “Ako lang talaga ang nahilig dito, kasi family ko, mga magulang ko, mga dancers talaga, mga modern hiphop. Kaya nakakasayaw din ako at nakakakanta lalo na sa videoke!” (Sing and dance pala itong si koya!)

He has made surfing his career. Jayr trains surfer wannabes and tourists. “Madali lang naman, ituturo naman ’yung basic, may board na ’yun. Sa experience ko, ’yung pinakamahirap turuan, matuto pa rin. Inabot s’ya ng two hours. “ (Ay ako, kahit overnight pa kita makasama!)

 Jayr Ontong (Photos from his official Instagram account)

With his regular surfing lessons, he has gained not just clients but friends from different fields including celebrities who visit Baler, like multi–awarded actress Andi Eigenmann. (Na na-inlove sa surfing… at sa isang surfer!)

“Kaibigan ko s’ya. Naging kaibigan namin s’ya. Naging close kami nu’ng nasa Baler s’ya,” Jayr shared. (I-close mo rin ako bro!)

He is currently not committed to anyone but he hopes to meet the right girl soon. (Ay, baka ako ’yan!)

“Gusto ko s’yempre beach lover. Kahit ’di marunong mag-surf. Nandito naman ako para turuan s’ya. ’Yung gusto ako makasama sa Baler. Naranasan ko na rin kasi maloko ng babae. Naalala ko umiyak ako noon habang nakasakay sa board at nag-aabang ng alon,” Jayr recalled. (Iba rin ang cinematic effect ha!)

Jayr, who recently appeared on WTFu on YouTube as guest, has ventured into modeling, after winning the Mr. Beach Body of Baler. He also dreams of entering showbiz. (Ay ako, pangarap kong ibigin ka!)

“Gusto ko lang i-try. Kahit anong role, kahit pa may mga love scenes!” Jayr said. (I-try muna kita, bro — sa surfing lessons!)

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