Boracay as a perfect windsurfer’s destination

A windsurfing tyro tries on one

Boracay is not just a sun worshiper’s paradise, with its fine, powdery white sand and azure waters, but for thrill seekers, its also one of the best places for windsurfing.

Beachside, colorful, breezy and fun

Boracay’s Bulabog Beach, the side opposite White Beach is ideal for this sport. Especially during the northeastern monsoon, the wind is especially strong. That’s why during this time of the year, the Boracay International Funboard Cup is being held. During this event, lots of players, both local and international come and compete.

But for the novice, its not really difficult. First, there are several windsurfing (and kiteboarding) schools located along the Bulabog Beach strip with different price ranges and accommodations depending on one’s budget. One can even arrange with the different windsurf training providers via their website as they offer sweat free packages like these all inclusive Ski Holidays that simplifies the booking process via their websites.

There’s more to the western part of Panay than Boracay. In fact, there are many interesting places in the provinces of Aklan, Antique and western Iloilo that just amazes without driving all the way to Caticlan. Ruins, churches, food and rowdy festivals are there waiting. Second, there are several competent and certified trainers that ensure you get the proper training that is recognized worldwide. Third, these windsurfing schools have world class equipment to boot. One can even chose to rent these out while learning at prices that are affordable.

Best of all, nothing beats learning to windsurf in one of the world’s best beaches, with great food, nightlife and very hospitable people that will make your stay enjoyable.

Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications. He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces. I'm open for work, collaborations and inquiries, including hotel, restaurant and site features and reviews.


  1. Glen Villar
    February 1, 2012 @ 14:14

    The night life is a boost to windsurfing activities. Splendid place! 🙂

  2. Wendell Glenn Cagape
    February 2, 2012 @ 18:08

    lupet. nice capture and as usual, impressive write-ups bai. Kudos to you!

  3. Anonymous
    February 14, 2012 @ 22:19

    thanx bai

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