Puraran Majestic is an exposed reef break located near Baras, Catanduanes. Puraran's large waves are considered some the most challenging in the Philippines. Puraran Majestic came became a favorite among international and local surfers for having one of the fastest, most hollow, right-handed barrels in the world.
Puraran Majestic Surfing News
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Once known as the "Land of the Howling Winds" as it lies along the pathway of typhoons, Catanduanes is now known as "Happy Island," with its windswept rolling green hills, storm-sculpted gray cliffs, and white beaches with waves ...
When locals in Baras, Catanduanes welcomed Australian surfer Peter Sutton to their isolated cove in 1984, they had no idea that his visit would help place Puraran Beach and Catanduanes on the tourist map. Sutton was lured by the perfect barrel waves brought off by swells from the Pacific breaking on Purarans offshore reef (later termed "the Majestics"). Puraran was eventually featured in the June 1988 issue of California-based Surfer Magazine and soon surfers started flocking to the golden-sand beach.
The best place to experience the real beach life is to find an island which is still unpopulated by tourists, stay in a beach house like Majestic Puraran where you can surf on a crystal clear perfect pipe waves, eat fresh seafoods - like you own it feels. Perfect for long vacation.
30 minute hike to Bote Lighthouse is not tiring at all once you reached it, everything you will see is perfect. Binurong Point is like a an elevated garden - very relaxing the views are incredible.
There are lots of places you can go to in Catanduanes. You can check Biahe ni Drew's almost complete list of plac ...
The "Majestic" is one of the fastest, most hollow, and right-handed barrels in the world"
Catanduanes is an island province in the eastern side of the Philippines that is known for its howling winds, rugged mountains, rolling green hills, energetic people, unique food, and majestic waves, which made it an international surfing destination. And the best place to catch those towering swells is in Puraran Beach.
This is a new version I edited for my Catanduanes trip last August 2016 with my titas and cousin.
Our 5-day backpacking experience in Catanduanes spanned from Aug. 1-5, 2016.
Day 1: Arrival at Virac Airport
We were able to tour most of West Catanduanes in a day.
Overnight in Virac
- Virac Airport
- Sto. Domingo River
- Marilima Beach
- Batag Beach
- Batong Paloway
- Amenia Beach
- Mamangal Beach
- Luyang Cave
Day 2: Going East, to Baras where we will spend the rest of our trip
Tour East Catanduanes (the stops were along the way to Baras)
- Maribina Falls
- Bato ...
Catanduanes, a small island in the Bicol region, is called the "Land of the Howling Winds" because of the many storms that pass through it. But what not a lot of us know is that it's home to a village (found in the municipality of Baras) that foreign tourists like to hit up for its majestic waves!
Australian surfer Peter Sutton discovered this peaceful surfing spot facing the Pacific Ocean in the 80s, claiming its waves have perfect barrels!
Compared to the famous surfing spots in Baler, La Union, Zambales and Siargao, Puraran is one of the less crowded places that you should include in ...