Philippines Surfing if you want to miss the crowds.Written by Brett Jankowiak
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The west coast of Philippines is more inconsistent than east coast, it relies on winds through Taiwan Straights during north east monsoon. This wind created swell hits west coast of Luzon. The swell can also be really good when odd typhoon heads towards Hong Kong. The swell that hits Palawan can be hard to pick, but you are guaranteed to have fantastic waves if you leave your surf board at home, typically if you bring it surf will be flat!
So when is best time to go surfing in Philippines? Well your best to try east coast during north east monsoon. But like everywhere surfing Philippines is inconsistent, however on it’s good day, totally unforgettable.
Where To Go Surfing
Philippines, most popular surfing spots are:
1. Baler, Aurora Province. East coast of Luzon 2. Catanduanes, Island province off east coast of Luzon. 3. Daet, Camarines Norte Province. East coast of Luzon 4. La Union Province. West coast of Luzon. 5. Samar, east coast of Samar Island 6. Siargao Island, north east of Mindanao 7. Vigan, Ilocos Sur Province, west coast of Northern Luzon. 8. Zambales Province. West coast of Luzon.
Philippines surfing has many spots that catch waves, true sometimes you may need to be a bit lucky. Your access to waves is really only limited by your own imagination and how keen you are to head off beaten track.
Brett Jankowiak is the owner of http://www.philippines-travel-guide.com, Philippines Travel Guide, his passion for the Philippines and surfing is reflected in his writings and articles on his information based website.
Puerto Galera, Philippines – Beauty Beyond Imagining!Written by Brett Jankowiak
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The majority of resorts are centered around beaches of Sabang, Small La Laguna and Big la Laguna. Sabang is where most of action is, discos, pubs, restaurants and lots of accommodation. The next beach along is Small La Laguna which has more accommodation and beach is quite nice. Make sure you stop off at Point Bar which separates Sabang from Small La Laguna Beach view is outstanding. Moving further away from Sabang you come to, in my opinion, pick of beaches, Big La Laguna Beach. The beach here is beautiful and it a lot quieter than Sabang, with some superior accommodation.
What to do in Puerto Galera?
The main focus here is water. Scuba diving and snorkeling are number one pursuits. The scuba diving is first class. There is no swell so swimming is safe, as are other water activities, sailing, windsurfing and kayaking.
Do try and get up to Ponderosa Golf Club for some jungle golf, lots of fun. Trekking is also available and do combine trek to visit a Mangyan Village. Or you can just curl up on beach with a good book!
Back to Reality
Pondering over my icy cold San Miguel, my first two week stay in these enchanted islands left me relaxed and ready to get back into rat race of modern society. My first trip seemed like years ago, but I have visited and lived in this wonderful country on and off for a decade.
Brett Jankowiak is the owner of http://www.philippines-travel-guide.com, Philippines Travel Guide, his passion for the Philippines is reflected in his writings and articles on his information based website.