Surf Spots

Baler

Baler is the birthplace of surfing in the Philippines, first discovered and surfed by the production crew of 1979 Film Classic “Apocalypse Now”, who later left their board to the locals and Philippine Surf Culture was born. It is located roughly 6 hours drive from Manila. Accessible by public bus for tourists.

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La Union

La Union is Philippine surf’s best kept secret, with clean waves reaching 8-10ft on a good swell, it is perfect from beginners to advanced surfers. It is located in the north Luzon, roughly 5 hours travel time by car from Manila. Accessible by public bus for tourists.

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Pagudpud

Pagudpud has some of the best and largest waves in all of the Philippines and is one of the least crowded surf beaches too, making it a pure surf lover’s dream getaway spot.

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Siargao

Siargao Island is the surfing capital of the Philippines. During surf season Siargao is a surfer’s paradise with waves averaging 7ft. Home of “Cloud 9” surf beach, which is ranked top 8 best surf spots in the world by CNN Go, it is one of Asia’s best kept secrets. Just a short flight from Manila for as little as $40 you can enjoy yourself in a blue water paradise.

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Zambales

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.

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