One of the hottest activities right now in the Philippines is surfing. This started last year, and until now, Filipinos (and even foreigners) are still visiting the surfing spots in the country. There has been a lot of developments in the surfing spots in the Philippines, particularly in hostels, restaurants and other establishments. Since more and more people are getting interested in this activity, entrepreneurs see it as an opportunity for business.
The top three surfing spots in the Philippines are as follows:
- Siargao Islands – This surfing spot is best known as the Surfing Capital of the Philippines. The 9thBest Surf Spot in the World by CNN can also be found here, which is the Cloud 9 surf beach. Siargao is a surfer’s paradise during surf season with waves averaging 7 feet tall. You only have to take one plane ride from Manila (which is about 6 hours including transit in Cebu) and you can already enjoy surfing in this beautiful island.
- Baler – This surfing spot claims that it is the birthplace of surfing in the Philippines. It was first discovered by the crew of 1979 Film Classic “Apocalypse Now”, who left their surfing boards to the local residents and the Philippine Surf Culture was born. Baler is a 6-hour drive from Manila, and tourists can take the public bus to get here.
- La Union – This surfing spot is perfect for both beginners and advanced surfers alike. Waves reach up to 8-10 feet tall. It is a Philippine surf’s best kept secret because of its clean waves. This is also accessible by public bus for tourists, and takes 6 hours from Manila.
So if you want to experience a different kind of activity, try surfing in the Philippines. Do not fret if you don’t know how. All these surfers also didn’t know how to surf in the beginning, but there are surfing lessons when you get there. So just go to these surf spots and be ready to take on the surfing challenge.