Bagasbas Beach

Continent
Asia
Country
Philippines
Next Big City
Daet
Next Town
Daet
 
Type:
Ocean, Island, Lagoon
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, School, Shop, Repair, Rental, Rescue, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Swimmers, Currents, Fishernets
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Low tide

Weekends there are several locals on the beach along with people swimming and surfing.

Beach

Type:
Grass, Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
Bystanders
Beach Users:
None

The beach is approx. 2kms long. The beach is very large, the only real hazards are the locals crowding around you and your gear. They have never seen kiteboarding before, so they come out from everywhere to see you. Very friendly just need to watch your valuables as with anywhere else you go.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, November, December
Wind Type:
Trade
Best Direction:
NE, ENE
Main Direction:
NE, ENE, SW

During the NE Monsoon winds range between 18-25kts. Season starts in November through about mid March with the best winds in December, January and into February. Wind is very consistent from the NE and is sideonshore. November through March the average wind speed is 18-25kts can be down to 10-12 and upward of 30kts. There is a summer time SW season but you need to take a boat out to the near by islands to enjoy it. Wind is around 10-15 kts in June, July and August.



How to get there

Transport
Car, Bus
Access
Short walk

Flights are now going directly to Bagasbas on SEAIR. Flights are on Tuesdays/Fridays depart Manila at 0650, arrive Bagasbas at 0740, Depart Bagasbas at 0800, arrive Manila at 0850. Ticket price is 6750 pesos round trip. This is great because when the plane leaves Bagasbas, you just walk to the end of the runway and start kiteboardering, doesn't get much better than that. SEAIR is looking at direct flights from Boracay to Bagasbas starting in November. Other option is to take the Philtranco bus from the Pasay terminal in Manila, bus leaves at 2030 every night, arrive in Daet between 0300-0500 in Daet. Take a tricycle to Bagasbas from the bus terminal. Bus fare is 650 pesos each way.

Extra information

Rules
None

There are no fees or anything, just one thing, the local fisherman sometimes do some drag nets off the beach, just avoid them.

Nightlife

There is no western style nightlife in Bagasbas, they have several karaoke bars. There are a couple of good places to eat also. Beer and food is cheap and good.