WHERE TO SURF IN THE PHILIPPINES – ZAMBALES
|Ease to Reach||Easy|
|How to get there from Manila||Bus/Car|
|Est. Travel time from Manila via Bus||3 Hours|
|Est. Travel cost from Manila via Bus||Php400 (<US$10)|
SURF SPOT INFO
|Break Type||Beach Break|
|Break Direction||Left and Right|
|Best Season||April – September (South Swell)|
|Consistency||Surfing all year round, most consistent during season|
|Wave Quality||Medium – Barrels occasionally|
|Suitable for||Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced|
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Zambales is a popular surfing area and the nearest surf beach to Manila (3 hours drive). Zambales swell is not usually as large as the other surf beaches up north, although at times swell size can hit overhead, which makes it a great place for beginners to intermediate surfers. Reachable by car and bus from Manila.
See – HOW TO GET TO ZAMBALES
SURF SPOT INFORMATION
Magic Left (Located in Pundaquit Village) is the most popular surf spot in San Antonio (Perhaps the local surfer favorite). An awesome spot during south swell.
The break is located right in front of Crystal Beach Resort, which offers terrific location to rent a bungalow for a weekend getaway. It breaks both left and right, just be careful of the strong currents.
The surf spot in San Felipe is called ‘High 5 Lahar’ aka ‘Lahar’. Lahar offers fun waves. This is the most consistent option when the other breaks aren’t working. The beach itself is a little tricky to find but the locals will be happy to give you directions.