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beginner in siargao« on: August 17 2005 03:08:00 »
my philippine trip starts in september and i plan to go to siargao. i want to learn to surf. is there a possibility to learn surfing in siargao? i heard that the conditions are very difficult for bloody beginners.
i ve heard that the north (la union, zambales...) would be better for beginners but i am afraid, that it rains all the day (rainy season). what about your experience with the weather in september?
RE: beginner in siargao« Reply #1 on: August 17 2005 21:08:00 »
Dont worry about the typhoon coz most of the surf in the philippines are motivated by it. So prepare yourself for a dark cloudy and gray surfing session, a bit spooky!
Dan..dan..dan...dan...dannn..... (jaws sound effect!)
Joke lang pre!
RE: beginner in siargao« Reply #2 on: August 19 2005 00:08:00 »
guess im the only local in this conversation!.. hi xion good to here from you! welll anyway im also a begginer im gonna go to siargao this comin october during my semester brake at the university! i might say that up north is less scary than going in siargao(south) but its great that you learn from the best so when you go up north they'll be eatin shit from your splash! hahaha stoked!
RE: beginner in siargao« Reply #3 on: August 27 2005 23:08:00 »
I got an email from Patrick's on the beach at Siargao. They said that there are some beginners wave there, so there you go south is not bad at all. But I think I will have to check out Lanusa, I saw their website and it's not as intimidating. Anyway! last week in Sydney, been surfing for 3 days in a row now, called in sick on Friday just to surf, then Saturday and this morning, I went to Manly Beach, surf is up. It's been a good surfing weekend by next weekend I'll be in Philippines for a holiday. Hope to bump in to any of you, while Im there, I'll be in Zambales Crystal Beach, Lanusa Surf and Siargao. See you all!
RE: beginner in siargao« Reply #4 on: August 31 2005 04:08:00 »
i ll arive in siargao next week and stay there for about 10 days. after that i ll check lanuza. see u before high tide ;-)
RE: beginner in siargao« Reply #5 on: September 01 2005 06:09:00 »
I'll be there too, I'll be staying at Gateway at Surigao but will be catching a jetcat in the morning 6am to spend the day in siargao, I will probably base myself at Patrick's on the beach to get a boat to get to the break, we may bump into each other there. My board bag is blue with an FCS initial.
Hope you catch a good one mate, take it easy and beware of bandits!
RE: beginner in siargao« Reply #6 on: December 14 2007 23:12:00 »
Im a beginner n thinkin abt going to Siargao--is the wave there ok for a beginner or would it be too difficult? im going on Jan10. thanks:)
RE: beginner in siargao« Reply #7 on: January 25 2008 19:01:00 »
I was just there for new year stayed at ocean 101, got lessons from a local surfer who was recommended to me by a local in surigao. there are all kinds of waves there so dont worry if your a beginner. if you get a good instructor there should be no problem.
RE: beginner in siargao« Reply #9 on: January 26 2008 15:01:00 »
dingdong its better if u can swim, but some local surfers i met told me they dont even swim.