WHERE TO SURF IN THE PHILIPPINES – SAMAR
|Ease to Reach||A Little Tricky|
|How to get there from Manila||Plane – Van/Bus/Jeepney(Local Style Transport)|
|Est. Travel time from Manila via Plane||5 Hours (1 Hour Flight +3½ Hours by Land)|
|Est. Travel cost from Manila via Plane||Php2350 (~US$55)|
SURF SPOT INFO
|Break Type||Reef – Beach|
|Break Direction||Left – Right|
|Best Season||October – April|
|Consistency||Very consistent during season (Off season waves are typhoon generated)|
|Wave Quality||Hollow – Powerful – Barreling|
|Suitable for||Intermediate – Advanced – Experts|
|Length of ride||Up to 150m|
|Crowds||Regular Line Up|
Samar recently named the Surf Capital of the Visayas (Region of the Philippines) is a surfer’s treat. Surf in Samar is provided mostly by reef breaks (also some beach breaks), which so often create hollow tubing waves during the season.
See – HOW TO GET TO SAMAR
October to April (North-East Monsoon)
North-East swell provides the most consistent surfing in Samar, also some of the largest, cleanest, tubing waves in the Philippines.
May to September (South-East Monsoon)
This is the summer time in Samar, waves are a bit inconsistent at this time of year but there is still some great surfing to be had.
SURF SPOTS – DURING NE MONSOON (OCTOBER – APRIL)
A tubing, left hand, reef break that breaks besides near the cliff into the bay. This break is not for the feint hearted, recommended for Advanced to Expert surfers only.
The nearest surf spot to town, this is a great spot to surf first thing in the morning or at sunset. It is a fast, right hand, beach break with a tubing section.
A right hand, beach break which breaks off many peaks.
A left hand river mouth which runs for 200m. Sand and pebble bottom.
Fish port works great on big swells and/or NE wind.
A reef break that works great during high-tide, it is a beautiful left hand with a tubing section.
A beautiful “A-Frame”, reef break, which provides equally good left and right hand rides. (The crest of an A-frame wave will stand up and form an “A” shape before breaking both right and left).
Accessible only by boat, Anahaw is a nice left hand reef break.
SURF SPOTS – DURING SW MONSOON (MAY – SEPTEMBER)
A reef break, that can provide nice lefts and rights, depending on the swell direction. This spots has break is suitable for surfers of all levels.
A right hander that breaks on shallow reef, it is best on low tide. Nicknamed ‘bridge’ as you can check out the waves from the near by bridge before deciding where to paddle out.
A great spot for advanced to expert surfers only. A waves that breaks from deep to shallow reef. On a big swell in can hold waves larger than double overhead, this is not for the feint hearted.
A smooth, clean, right hand reef break with a tubing section. It can break for up to 150 meters. Mameng’s is suitable for surfers of all levels.
River mouth that runs for 150m. Sandy bottom.