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VisayaSurf! 6 Surfing Spots You Probably Didn't Know About

, Samar, Northern Samar

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Belle Piccio | Sep 24, 2014


There's no sun but you still want to go to the beach? Here’s a list of where you can ride the waves in the Visayas.

Northern Samar

Not many know that the coast of Northern Samar is a surfer’s haven. It's bounded by the Samar Sea to the west, the San Bernardino Strait to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the east.

1) Bobon

The surfing spot in Bobon is ideal for all surfers, from beginner to veteran. It's best to surf during the high tide, with the waves swelling at less than 1m (3ft) and as high as 3m (10ft). You can also bring your skimboard if you just want to stay near the shore.

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photo from Norte San Samar

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photo from Norte San Samar

2) Catarman

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photo from Norte San Samar

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photo from Norte San Samar

3) Gamay

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photo from Norte San Samar

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photo from Norte San Samar

4) Geron

The surfing spot in Geron is ideal for all surfers. Best time to surf: between low to mid tide.

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photo from wannasurf.com

Eastern Samar

5) Borongan City

The city has many beaches, ranging from gray to black to white sand. Baybay Boulevard in Brgy. Bato and Brgy. Locso-on is their surfers’ haven.

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photo from en.wikipedia.org

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The rough waves of Borongan; photo from Eastern Samar Surfing

6) Calicoan Island (Guiuan)

Guiuan is a coastal town abundant with white sand beaches that are ideal for surfing. The town is accessible by land from Tacloban City after 2-3 hours of travel.

The surfing spot in Calicoan Island is ideal for all surfers. It's best to surf at mid to high tide, with waves starting at 1m-1.5m (3ft-5ft) and as high as 2.5m (8ft).

VIEW: Guiuan: How a Town Destroyed by a Supertyphoon Can Rebuild With Surfing

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photo from My Life on Board FB page

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photo from My Life on Board FB page

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