Continent
Asia
Country
Philippines
Next Big City
Manila, Caticlan
Next Town
Boracay Island
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, School, Shop, Rental, Rescue, Shower, Toilet, Food

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop, Small wave
Hazards:
Reefs, Corals
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
High tide

Beach

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

It has the enviable title of `the most beautiful beach in the world`. The wind is generally onshore so launching and landing should be undertaken with care. Body dragging out a safe distance is highly recommended before water starting. The width of the beach varies with the tide height, at high tide the beach is around 5 meters wide, low tide is around 15 meters wide. The beach has a lot of debris washed up from the prevailing NE winds. Outside most of the windsurfing/kiteboarding centers they generally clean each day. Otherwise the there is a lot of debris that will become entangled in you lines if not careful.

Weather

Spring:
Shorts
Summer:
Shorts
Fall:
Shorts
Winter:
Shorts, Shorty

Wind

Best Months:
June, July, September, October
Wind Type:
Trade
Best Direction:
SW
Main Direction:
NE, SW

White Beach has wind from June till October. The wind blows sideonshore port tack. A constant wind which averages 15-25 knots. Sometimes reaches 30 knots. Blows constant the whole day. The wind is generally onshore or slightly offshore, making launching and landing sometime a difficult process, but once out on the water and up wind the conditions are great with flat, shallow water and generally consistent trade winds. November to March: the Northeasterly monsoons, wind ranging from 8 up to 35 knots. Averaging around 12-25 knots May to June. May to October produce little wind but high temperatures. There is a possibility of typhoons in the central and northern areas from June to November. In the winter months the surfing is only on Bulabog Beach.



How to get there

Transport
Boat
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. 1 hour flight to the island of Caticlan from the Manila domestic airport. A relaxing 20 minute boat ride to Boracay island. There is no airport to this island and one is boated from the neighboring island to your hotels beach location.

Extra information

Rules
Fees

In the winter months the kiting is only on Bulabog Beach.

Nightlife

No information