Surfing in Philippines

The Country and Surf

The Philippine archipelago is made up of 7107 islands. With two distinct seasons bringing two different sets of conditions, there is generally always something to surf in the area.

The swells are from the north-east direction either from lows in the north pacific or from closer tropical activity in the Philippine sea. The dry north-east monsoon season (November – April) brings big but generally onshore waves, while the wet south-west monsoon season brings much better conditions. However the climate conditions (20°C at night/30°C daytime) remain generally the same throughout the whole year on the outer south-east islands.

April and May can be really good, with June-July being great for beginners, and August to November being peak months for surf size and conditions.

Any coastline that is exposed to these north-east swells receives waves, with the main surf area being south-east in the archipelago containing the islands of Siargao and Samar.

These islands feature a number of great waves from beach breaks to hollow reef/point breaks.

Most of the Philippines is laidback, stable and relatively safe for travelling – and is, of course, cheap. The Philippine people have a rich culture and are helpful, cheerful and friendly.

Philippines Surfing Tours

Alon Resort (formerly Sagana) is located on the tiny island of Siargao, in the south-east of the Philippines, facing the swell rich Pacific Ocean.