A tricycle ride from the bus terminal at Baler, Sabang Beach stands out thanks to its distinct long stretch of sandy shoreline. But a stark difference from other beaches in the Philippines, is that Sabang offers the surfing community the glassy waves they yearn for. This normally occurs during the months of October to February, or whenever the Pacific swell is hurling down on Aurora’s waters. During this period, surfers – both beginners and veterans alike – can expect waves that they can ride on all day long. And the best part is that even if you fall off your board, you won’t have to worry about being battered and bruised by rocks from underneath. That’s because the beach is sandy-bottomed. That’s good news, unless you’re the type that enjoys getting and showing off battle scars.
Because the beach is a public place, you must be wondering, where do surfers go to surf in peace? After all, you wouldn’t want to end up crashing your board into some poor dude’s head, right? Well truthfully, Sabang is so long that it cannot be crowded by visitors and tourists put together. Waves bound aplenty and in just a few distance from the main Sabang beach front, are 3 other surf spots that can basically accommodate surfer’s all day long. Go ask the locals about Charlie’s Point, Lindy’s Point and Cemento aka Cobra Reef and you will not be disappointed. We’ll tell you more about those surf spots in our coming articles.
Sabang is also home to surfing tournaments such as the famed Aurora Surfing Cup and the very popular Baler Beginner’s Surf Competition which yours truly was a part of. This would be the time where people all of ages flock to the beach to watch the exciting events that their town is increasingly being known for. Now if your surfing skills aren’t exactly the competitive type or you honestly haven’t surfed before, then don’t limit yourself as an onlooker. You’d gladly thank yourself for taking lessons at 2 of the best surf schools this side of the country. One cannot miss the Mahdox Surf Shop and the Aliya Surf Camp. Their surf instructors are the friendliest crew of surfers that know Baler surfing best. They’ll get you up to your feet surfing Sabang waves in no time. More details on the surf schools soon.
Increasingly, Sabang Beach is becoming or has become Baler’s pride alongside the town’s rich and colorful history. And it seems that in every new visitor dropping of the bus, more and more people are telling wonderful stories about it. There is something undeniably special about Baler, and it’s waiting for you to find it out.