Alternative Surfing Destinations in the Philippines

Get stroked and sizzle! The Philippines is considered to have a number of prime spots for surfing, having hosted international events for pro-athletes as well. Surfing, #ItsMoeFunInThePhilippines!

Surfing is now more than just  fad in the country. Moreover, the usual swim-tan-eat-drink vacation at the beach alone doesn’t work anymore. Although a relaxing summer break of choice for many, there are more exciting activities that await the relatively fit, willing, and adventurous.

Siargao Cloud 9
Surfing Cloud 9 in Siargao

Northern Waves – Blue LagoonGubat Bay & Puraran Beach

While local and international surfers continue to flock to Surigao del Norte for a chance to ride Siargao’s famous Cloud 9, there are many other spots for beginners and advanced surfers.

North of Manila, about an hour-long Cebu Pacific flight to Laoag, plus a bus ride, are the white sands of Pagudpud, where the surf is in season almost the whole year. Those who wish to try surfing can go to Blue Lagoon and inquire at the resorts there (Kapuluan Vista Resort is well-recommended). The area is not that crowded so adventurers have nearly all the waves to themselves. Another bonus is the famous Ilocano cuisine that one can enjoy after their sessions.

Also less crowded are Gubat Bay in Sorsogon and Puraran Beach in Catanduanes.

After a Cebu Pacific flight to Legazpi, take a van to Sorsogon City, then a jeep to Gubat. With its sandy beach and waves throughout the year, Gubat Bay is good for beginners. Advanced surfers venture farther out to enjoy 6-foot swells.

The fastest way to Puraran Beach in Baras, Catanduanes is a Cebu Pacific flight to Virac, then a jeep or bus to Baras, followed by a tricycle ride to the beach itself. Summer is the perfect season for newbie surfers here, while pro-surfers prefer the majestic swells come July.

CDO Rafting
Alternatively, you can also go Rafting in CDO

Make the most of your escape from the city grind by challenging yourself to do something you’ve never done before like surfing. Surfing lessons in these destinations should cost around P400 an hour, board and instructor included.

Cebu Pacific offers the widest network of flights around the Philippines, giving travelers convenient access to exciting activities in Ilocos Norte, Siargao, Bicol, Catanduanes, Palawan, Davao, and Boracay on its trademark lowest fares. Book your flights via now to get best deals and make incredible memories this summer. Lowest domestic year-round fares start from P688.

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