Sabang Beach is located in Baler, Aurora. From March through June, the waves are relatively calm providing a good beachfront for swimmers and an excellent challenge for expert windsurfers. The months from October to February bring in the large waves for beginner surfers to learn the basics with relative safety, since most of the beach is sandy- bottomed.
Sabang Beach Surfing Aurora News
Baler is located in the province of Aurora, the Philippines, approximately 231 kilometers (144 mi) north-east of Metro Manila. The province is home to numerous surfing spots but municipality of Baler is the most visited destination. In fact, it has become one of the Philippines top surfing spots and is like a second home for Manila-based surfers. The place offers the most accessible surfing area with good accommodation, Sabang beach that's ideal for beginners.
Surfing is an extreme sport that involves riding the waves towards the shore while standing or lying on a surfboard. With more than 7,000 islands, the Philippines is blessed with beach breaks along both the Pacific Ocean and South China Sea, as well as reef breaks throughout the archipelago. For surfers, this means that there are numerous surf spots to check out.
Imagine women traveling freely; with no limitations, no judgements, no danger, no restraint. What a concept. We, women, often get doubted with our abilities to travel liberally. We face far more issues traveling alone than men do. We always get that figure that in order for us to travel, women has to be with someone just for them to be secured.
Mid-February 2018, I ended up in the Philippines, doing research for a literary project. Apart from sailing, researching, writing, and visiting the Tactical, Survival & Arms Expo in Manila (see report here and here), I also managed to do a deep dive into the very cradle of Filipino Surfing tradition. And, naturally, catch a few of those waves!
From where Im standing, I could hear the loud sound of the waves smashing the concrete wall. I could see a long stretch of black sand being covered by big waves aggressively rushing to the shore. I started to fear for my life as those waves are dangerous. But my strong will is telling me that I can conquer those waves. After all home is a long travel back and its too late to back out now. Hello Baler! Im glad to see you atlast.
Nagsimula sa La Union, napadpad sa Siargao, and ngayon kukumpletuhin natin ang panata dito sa "Birthplace of Surfing in the Philippines" BALER!
Baler, Aurora, Philippines
- Sabang Beach
- Nalu Surf Camp
- Ditumabo Falls (Mother Falls)
- Ermita Hill
- Baler Rock Formations
- Millennium Tree / Century-old Balete Tree