The Best Surfing Spots in the Philippines

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It took a while for these two places to recover from the battering of super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), but nevertheless remains on top of the list of avid surfers from around the Philippines. Guiuan was first to put this province on the country’s surfing map. Thanks to its long stretch of fine white sands and crystal clear waters that produces almost near-perfect barrel waves with consistency.

Calicoan Island on the other hand, is a quaint place to laze around with a cold beer in hand. This surfing spot is popular for its wicked swells that comes from multiple directions. Because of the complexity of the waves, only seasoned surfers are advised to play here. Uncrowded, basic and laid-back, Eastern Samar remains an off-the-grid destination for travelers and most especially to surfers wanting to surf in an almost isolated beach break.


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Marky Ramone Go

Marky Ramone Go

Marky Ramone Go is a travel-junkie, writer and photographer based in the Philippines. Aside from contributing articles to various publications and websites, he narrates his experiences wandering the tropical paradise of the Philippines, the culturally rich regions of South East Asia, Sri Lanka and India on his travel blog Nomadic Experiences. After Asia, he is keen on exploring South America and eventually hoping to trace Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" trail in the United States to Mexico.