Kiteboarding the Philippines, Boracay Island, is kitesurfing heaven.
Kiteboarding the Philippines on Boracay Island has been rated by Yahoo travel as the one of the top 10 beach destinations in the world - when you see the stunning views while kitesurfing, you'll know why you came.
Kiteboarding the Philippines, Boracay: Kitefacts Best winds: December - March Wind Conditions: consistent 15-20 knots Water Temp: Boardshorts/Bikini Water Type: Flat water Chop - Waves Weather: tropical - warm to hot Nightlife: Yes - restaurants, bars and clubs Local Tip: Bring booties for sea urchins.
Situated off the northern tip of Panay you is will find the island of Boracay. This small island became truly discovered in the 80's by traveling backpackers. Since then this island has developed into a richly culturally diverse place with strong local culture alongside 5 star luxury accommodations and shopping malls. Now that Kiteboarding the Philippines has taken off, Boracay Island has become heaven!
The Kiting setup What is drawing the Kiters to Boracay are the long, fine white sand beaches, tropical waters and consistent winds. The east side and quieter side of Boracay Island is where you'll find Bulabog beach. Its along here you will find yourself in 'kiteboarding the Philippines heaven'.
Bulabog beach has ideal conditions for beginners and with moderate consistent trade winds winds that blow December to March, from mid morning to late in the afternoon. The beach is easier to rig and kite from when the tide is low and inside the reef the waters have less chop at the low tide. Its a destination for kiting that's worth going to.The Reef setup makes for safe kiting conditions in shallow waist-deep waters within the 2.5 kilometer expanse of the bay. And since the sand goes out 1km from the shore there is only some coral scattered within the bay although there are sea-urchins so booties are essential to protect against them.
For the experienced rider there are waves to be had on the reef and in the channels between the reefs - great rolling swells can be enjoyed for riding and boosting jumps.
White beach the reason Boracay became such a tourist destination - (all 5 kms on the west side of the island) is also great for wind in large lagoon.
Union beach is another kitesurfing spot which is becoming popular with tourists and kiters.
Further locations like the Southern Calamianes Region have been found for kitesurfing in the Philippines on the surrounding islands and boat trips to these more secluded areas can be arranged.
Here's a cool trip and vid of kitesurfing Boracay
Other Activities When you're not kiteboarding Boracay Island, it has a great social life scene with plenty of enjoyable restaurants and bars - enjoy sunset drinks and dinner. For the late night partier, Moondogs Shooter bar, the Beachcomber and the Big Bazura are worth checking out.
Further activities and watersports are also available such as incedible diving, wakeboarding, horseback riding cycling, ATVs, caving in Bat caves, golf and long walks on the beach. Mt Luho, at 100m above sea level, the highest point of the island, is also an enjoyable walk to do to get a view of the island.
Getting there To get to kitesurfing Boracay island - fly to the Philippine Capital, Manila. Once in Manila take a Domestic flight to Caticlan, Boracay's airport on Panay island.
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Rentals? I will be coming from Afghanistan and I am not able to travel with my kite gear. Is there a school where I can rent gear or is there a good address where …
Great spot Went there 2 years in a row in december/january. Wind almost everyday and crazy nightlife. Try out jungle parties during full moon, it`s sick !!
I was …
phillip Hi, yes been there,,,, had a great time, actually chose to go with "freestyle" towards the end of the beach, there seem a great group of people and I had …