Best spots in Philippines
One of the last frontiers of surf exploration? The Philipines are a good place to surf but the waves are fickle, get lucky and its great, plan to be here for some time as it is often flat. The Philippines gets good during it's monsoon season That is; October to January.
The easiest access surf is in the south, with Cloud 9 being the prime destination. As the Philippines is composed of a bout a zillion islands, think plane, boat, bus and lots of time to get around.
You should bring everything that you may need, surfshops are rarein the country although there are more and more surfcamps setting up. A good first aid kit and plenty of iodine tablets for water /filtration systems are a must.
The breaks in the north are mostly beach breaks and can handle some size (up to 3-4m) before closing out. In some places in the south and on offshore islands there are reef breaks/passes which can handle big swell. Prepare to be scared!
Location: Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam
Geographic coordinates: 13° 0' N, 122° 0' E
Coastline km: 36, 289 km km
Climate: Tropical marine; northeast monsoon (November to April); southwest monsoon (May to October)
Terrain: The Philippine archipelago is made up of 7, 107 islands; favorably located in relation to many of Southeast Asia's main water bodies: the South China Sea, Philippine Sea, Sulu Sea, Celebes Sea, and Luzon Strait
Elevation: highest point: Mount Apo 2, 954 m
Natural hazards: Astride typhoon belt, usually affected by 15 and struck by five to six cyclonic storms per year; landslides; active volcanoes; destructive earthquakes; tsunamis
Currency: Philippine peso (PHP) Two official languages - Filipino (based on Tagalog) and English; eight major dialects - Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocan, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Pampango, and Pangasinense
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