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Topic: Beginner Surfer going to the Philippines in May

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By:

Jill

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Beginner Surfer going to the Philippines in May

« on: March 04 2006 12:03:00 »

Hey watsup I was wondering if anybody could give me some advice on surf spots for beginners in the Philippines.  I am travelling there in May and I am staying on an island that is pretty close to Surigao.  I hear the surfing is good there, however I am a beginner and I don't want to throw myself into an expert's ocean.  Could anyone tell me if there would be spots that beginners can handle in Surigao?  It would really help me A LOT!!!  thanks!!!



By:

sonny

RE: Beginner Surfer going to the Philippines in May

« Reply #1 on: March 07 2006 10:03:00 »

if your a beginner, go to zambales or la union at that time of the year. you should be getting some southern & typhoon swells.... its actually great that time because it's not crowded & you still have your party at the beach speacially in la union. have a good one

By:

Aaron

RE: Beginner Surfer going to the Philippines in May

« Reply #2 on: March 18 2006 23:03:00 »

Hey I just stumbled on this post, and me and a friend are heading to the Philippines in May to surf also. I have surfed some beginner beaches in Luzon and thats where I would recommend. Try Seabay resort in San Fernando, La Union, thats a good place to branch out and find some nice breaks. My friend tells me that there are beginner spots in Surigao and they are not seasonal, God bless.

By:

lyn

RE: Beginner Surfer going to the Philippines in May

« Reply #3 on: March 19 2006 02:03:00 »

hi aron! have you ever ventured to calicoan in eastern samar?  apparently this is the best time to go, have you heard of any friends who have been there? i can give you directions and suggestions where to stay.

By:

Aaron

RE: Beginner Surfer going to the Philippines in May

« Reply #4 on: March 20 2006 01:03:00 »

Hi Lyn, no, I have never been to Samar to surf. Yeah I would really appreciate some info on where to stay and where the good spots are! Is it easy to get there from Bohol? I will be staying there while I am visiting the Visayas. thanks!

By:

lyn

RE: Beginner Surfer going to the Philippines in May

« Reply #5 on: March 21 2006 11:03:00 »

from bohol - cebu city - tacloban (by air) or by sea and land by supercat to ormoc then to tacloban. from tacloban take a minibus to guiuan, there are many jeepneys or tricycle to calicoan. sounds complicated but very enjoyable adventure. email me if u need any more info.



By:

Aaron

RE: Beginner Surfer going to the Philippines in May

« Reply #6 on: March 23 2006 17:03:00 »

Hey Lyn thanks for the tip. Have a good one.

By:

lyn

RE: Beginner Surfer going to the Philippines in May

« Reply #7 on: April 15 2006 11:04:00 »

Hi natalie, may i ask where exactly are u going in the Philippines? Is it your first time? If u are staying in Luzon, Zambales or la Union would be close enough for you. If you are just in manila, it still worth taking a flight to tacloban then down to calicoan. I live in UK, email me @ magdalenaking@btinternet.com we could chat about anything on the Phils and surfing in particular.

By:

lyn

RE: Beginner Surfer going to the Philippines in May

« Reply #8 on: April 15 2006 11:04:00 »

Hi Isaac, Filipino ka ba? If its raw surfing u are after then u won't be disappointed with Calicoan. Its both for begginer and advanced and you can pay as much as you like and can be expensive too. If there's many of say 5 or more, I know of a place down the road that charges 75 dollars/day 10 persons max occupancy,

By:

vladimir

RE: Beginner Surfer going to the Philippines in May

« Reply #9 on: April 16 2006 07:04:00 »

Hi, i know there's also surfing camps in surigao but to tell you i can refer u to bagasbas beach in bicol since u'r only a beginner... waves there are not that high...
we're going there this May but still dont have an exact date but if you wanna join us there, u can just text or call me on my mobile 09229345804 or 09196915418


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