Boracay / Tambisaan Beach (Crocodile)

Continent
Asia
Country
Philippines
Next Big City
Caticlan
Next Town
Boracay Island
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Food

Water

Type:
Chop
Hazards:
Swimmers, Currents, Ships, Buoys, Corals
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
High tide, Coming tide, Falling tide

At low tide there are several coral heads that break the surface out in front of the launching area. Also you will find about 20 or so buoys with lines attached floating out there. There is a strong current at certain phases of the tide. During the day sometimes many small boats will moor and deposit tourist snorkelers in the area of the buoys.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Small
Hazards:
Rocks
Beach Users:
No information

This beach is a great place for advanced and expert riders only. There are many hazards to be aware of. The first being jagged volcanic rock islands and shoreline in the immediate area. The best place to launch is near the Tambisaan Beach sign.

Wind

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

The wind blows sideonshore port tack. A constant wind which averages 15-25 knots, sometimes reaches 30-35 knots (about 10 times per season). Blows constant the whole day. It has wind from mid November till beginning of April. But the best time to go for wind is between December and February when the wind is at its best. November winds are very unpredictable, but December, January and February are very consistent. Mainly NE winds, gustier with E Winds. During off season SW winds.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Basically the only way to get to the Philippines is by plane. Manila and Cebu are the only major entry points. There are flights between the Philippines and plenty of Asian cities, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. There are also flights between Davao in Mindanao and Manado on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The island is really small, 1 km wide and 7 km long. You can cycle around quite easily or hire a dirt bike to see the island. The local transport is a bicycle with a side cart. These are everywhere and are really cheap - don't take the first price offered. Crocodile is located at the southeast end of the island.

Extra information

Rules
No information

Nightlife

No information