It was by far, the easiest surfing experience I’ve had. It was October, 2014. I’ve been to Baler several times. Surfing’s always in the itinerary. It was my first time to try Baler Surf and their place is located along the baywalk of Sabang beach behind Bay’s Inn. I’m recommending this to all beginners.
If you’re not sporty, so am I. That’s why I’m grateful to patient instructors and beginner-friendly equipment.
At Baler Surf, you begin with instructors teaching you basics of surfing. I’ve had that many times, but I always want to listen to be refreshed.
My chest was flat on the board. My two hands holding on to the board at the chest area. My right leg bent and ready.
During weekends, expect a lot of people surfing at the beach.
Since this was the first experience I’ve had where surfing was easiest, I asked the instructor why. He said the surfboard I used was the biggest they have, 8 feet high. It was also meant for beginners, it’s a softboard made of styro that made it easy to float.
Here are some of my tips based on my experience. If you’re 5’5″ like me or taller, and not sporty, choose the softboard at least 8 feet in height. Feel the surface of the board and make sure everything’s flat and smooth, no bulges. There are some boards with bulges that I’ve tried, and they affect me psychologically. I tend to automatically move my feet away from the bulges and this distracts me, making me lose balance and fall off the board.
There are a lot of tourists during weekends and holidays. So, I suggest you choose and reserve your softboards early on.
When in Baler, surf.
Adress: Sitio Labasin, Brgy. Sabang, Baler, Aurora (behind Bay’s Inn)
Mobile Nos.: 0917-9150996, 0948-4978973, 0939-3567103
Email: [email protected]
Mondays to Fridays, 7am to 5pm
Saturdays to Sundays, 7am to 6pm
1 hour surf lessons (instructor and board included) – Php 350
1 hour board rental – Php 200
Half day board rental – Php 400
Whole day board rental – Php 800
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