Filipino skimboarders are being recognized as the best skimboarders in Asia.
Roderick 'Manoy' Bazar is a local from Borongan Samar, champion in skimboarding in Asia.He started skimboarding at the age of 17 in his hometown.
He was raised in Leyte and works as a full time skim boarder and skimboard shaper in Jaromanoy skimboards based in Zambales.
He is set to compete in California's Newport Beach for the United Skim Tour stop, the biggest skim boarding international event.
Honed his skills at the waves of Pundaquit Zambales as his training ground.
He is a consistent top rider in National Skimboarding Competitions every year.
Respected people in the boardsport scene have named him as one of the 5 strongest skimboarders in the country.
With fellow champ Arjun Jimenez, "Manoy" recently won the 2013 Exile Skimboard Taiwan Tour in Kenting.
Jing Magsaysay interviewed him on Solar Daybreak aired April 8, 2013 where he shared about his experiences in skimboarding.
He says Filipino skimboarders has great potentials in winning Surfing competitions in Asia and all over the world because Filipino skimboarders are no. 1 in Asia.
He started competing in 2005, and placed first in the Go Skimboarding Day in Singapore, another competition in Malaysia and in Hong Kong.
He also placed 3rd in the 6th Penang International Skimboarding Competition.
Local Surfing Brands and Ian Olmedo who acts as his manager has organized a fundraiser for him to make it in California.