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:
No information

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.

Weather

Spring:
Shorts
Summer:
Shorts
Fall:
Shorts
Winter:
Shorts

Average yearly temp is 30┬░C. Water temp during the NE Monsoon season is around 24┬░C.

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

Unfortunately, the local airport is closed and you can only reach Bagasbas by land. The travel options are as follow: 1) You can fly to Naga from Manila and then hire a taxi/get a bus to Daet. Travel time overland from Naga to Daet is between 2 to 3 hours. 2) You can take a bus from Manila to Daet. Several companies ply this route (including DLTB, Philtranco and Superlines). The approximate travel time is 8 hours. This journey can be made as comfortable or as uncomfortable as you like, depending on your selection of bus, and the price will vary accordingly between about 600 and 2000 PHP. Once in Daet, you can get a tricycle (of which there are many) to get to Bagasbas. This is approximately a 15 minute ride.

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. Recommend that you get in touch with the local kiters for some local knowledge and guidance. They are a good bunch of lads. Note that, even though Google indicates that Mike's Kites is still there, it is no longer open for business.

Nightlife

Nightlife in Bagasbas is pretty chilled. Some good, cheap places to eat and drink; however, they generally close before midnight. Several karaoke bars are located along the beachfront as well, in case that is your thing. In Daet, there are a few more options available including some live music. Just be aware, however, that they cater mainly to local tastes and budgets - therefore, if you are expecting good cocktails and an expensive gin selection, you will not find it here either.