Ask them in the GlobalSurfers Surf Travel Forum
You can post a new question from the country page to which the question is relevant to, or at the bottom right hand of this page.
to post a new question or answer excisting ones
Please don't spam this forum with your new surf camp / charter / villa / surf school.
The GlobalSurfers forum has been the leading surf travel resource for over 20 years, so keep it friendly and relevant. Happy posting!
RE: Surf in or near Manila« on: January 28 2009 16:01:00 »
Club Manila East is a great place to start learning to surf. I tried it out myself and EJ was the coach. I'm looking forward to getting invited to one of your surf trips. GO PSA!! I don't understand why there are so many hater out here, isn't surfing about having fun and loving nature having that peaceful vibe? Anyway, Daryll, hook me up man, I'm a beginner and would like to learn more. Peace, love and surf!
RE: Surf in or near Manila« Reply #1 on: February 02 2009 20:02:00 »
Yeah what’s with all the hostility? If you are a real surfer you know, anger doesn’t mix. Anyway it looks like I am coming to Manila a lot on business starting this weekend Feb.7, 09 and I’ll be around for a week or so and wanted to check out some spots so I can bring my board with me. I’m Australian and can surf so I’m into anything. What’s the best way to get to the spots from Manila? Do I get a bus or a driver with a car? How much should I pay? Are there some clean Hotels there too? Really I have no idea. Thanks KP
RE: Surf in or near Manila« Reply #2 on: February 03 2009 01:02:00 »
Hi KP, I'm hanging here in Quezon Prov for a while, have been here now since November. This weekend there is a medium swell with onshore winds in Camarines, but you don't get here until monday and it may subside. I'm driving there (private with my gf) but we are warned it isn't the safest trip to do, but absolutley hanging for a surf!
Best option is to come to Manila, do your pre-organised work and ask some questions. Next time you come you'll already know the forecast and know which coast to go to and have a time planned to focus on surfing; for at least 3 days..
There are many places to go but its usually slow travelling unless you head off at midnight, due to the rediculous tricycles & jeepneys in each town/city proper you pass through. Try some buko pie too, masarap ito!
RE: Surf in or near Manila« Reply #3 on: February 03 2009 05:02:00 »
I'mAussie also, unfortunately there will be very little swell on the weekend of the 7th. We are going up to Zambales on the Sunday which is 3 hours away. If you want some info when you get here, just call me on 09158228620
RE: Surf in or near Manila« Reply #4 on: February 04 2009 23:02:00 »
Guys, thanks for the post. Since I haven't been there at all, ever I'll get used to the place a bit this trip and come back next month. I live in Shanghai and it is pretty close to Manila, 3.5 hour flight and about US$250 return at the moment. I have been surfing all over but it is a hassle to travel, there really isn't anywhere direct I can fly to where I get off the plane and hit the surf. Traveling from here to surf is usually at least a two flight process, via Singapore, KL etc. I'm hoping I can fly into Manila and get into a car and drive a while (not too long) and come to a safe place with clean, small Hotels and good waves. I'm assuming I can do that right? from reading the posts I can right? KP
RE: Surf in or near Manila« Reply #5 on: February 14 2009 13:02:00 »
where exactly is that club east manila, ? tnx..
RE: Surf in or near Manila« Reply #6 on: February 15 2009 06:02:00 »
Taytay, Rizal. 45 minutes from Makati
RE: Surf in or near Manila« Reply #7 on: February 15 2009 12:02:00 »
Went with Darryl's group in Real Quezon. Everything he said was true, consistent waves in the morning and the afternoon. Good food too, thanks Darryl (and the rest of the crew Paolo, Ray, and the others).
If you're a beginner I would advice taking a few lessons in the CME pool, it really helped me get my sense of balance, that's the easy part actually. The paddling is what's gonna do you in so better get fit first!
RE: Surf in or near Manila« Reply #9 on: March 09 2009 09:03:00 »
how much does it cost to learn how to surf in club manila east?