Surfing at Bayawan, Negros Oriental

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Bayawan City has the largest land area in the province of Negros Oriental. It is known as the agricultural capital of Negros Oriental and the city boasts the distinction of being a “Character City,” a member of the International Association of Character Cities and a pioneer Department of Health-certified “Healthy City” in the Philippines. Recently, it was recognized by the Asian Institute of Management city as “one of the Top 10 Best Cities to Live In in the Philippines”.

Ok so we get it. Bayawan is a great city in a great province. Fresh air, friendly people, clean and healthy living. Probably has great food too. The Visayas is just awesome.

But located at the edge facing the Sulu Sea, there is another reason why we think Bayawan is amazing. Friends, there is SURFING in Bayawan.

Gab Jover uploaded photos on his Facebook and was glad to share the pictures to LokalSoul. Here is a glimpse of what the surf is like in this otherwise unknown surf spot to most.

pictures taken at Piggybank & Sande’s Point

a rocky point. not exactly reef but you can see why the waves break at this spot.

good lefts

shoulder high

breaks right too

frothy

here is Gab with a longboard and some of the Bayawan Boys crew doing a mini-shaka

nice isn’t it

locals surfing till sunset

photo credits: Narex of Bayawan and Gab Jover

It’ll be pretty awesome to interview some of the Bayawan Boys and have them tell us more about the surfing in Bayawan. But for now, that’s another surf spot in the Philippines uncovered. Before this we have never heard of surfing in Negros. Many thanks again to Gab and Narex. In an archipelago of 7,107 islands, there is no doubt there are many unexplored surf sports out there in the country. Let’s keep on exploring and share what we find. Surfing is a gift and there’s plenty for you and me.

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23 Responses

  1. Joko says:

    Awesome, yet another place we can visit. Keep em coming!

  2. lokalsoul says:

    yeah! thanks for visiting Joko :)

  3. Jan says:

    damn, you have exposed our local spot… loving and hating the publicity.

  4. lokalsoul says:

    sorry about that Jan. i think it will do more good than bad. but of course you the locals have the power to regulate surf tourism. if visiting surfers are pricks, kick them out!

  5. Sam says:

    Wish I was there…

  6. lokalsoul says:

    me too :(

  7. rex says:

    Thanks a lot….:)

  8. lokalsoul says:

    thank you Rex :)

  9. jadon says:

    the best ang bayawan mga bai!!

  10. jesspert says:

    hope to surf again……I really miss surfing at bayawan w/ narex and some of our freinds…

  11. Yohan says:

    Can’t wait to go to Bayawan. I’m so excited and happy that there is indeed a surfing spot in my own province. People here are friendly and wish to make new friends when I arrive there. See you guys soon…

  12. lokalsoul says:

    yohoooo! rip em waves for us Yohan!

  13. Cyrus says:

    Sir, im from Hinobaan, wish I could visit the spot for Skimboarding and Surfing… Happy to know that there is a surfing spot near my Hometown..:)

  14. joe says:

    finally, I found a surfspot near iloilo? Can I rent boards there in Bayawan? How about accommodation?

  15. lokalsoul says:

    to be honest there is not much information i have Joe

  16. ben says:

    I’ve been to Bayawan and always thought to have surf but, never seen any. Is this spot towards Basay?

  17. Shen & 4 more friends says:

    Friends of Cyrus and Yohan. We are the friendly people :) I CAN’T WAIT!!!! :) Please give us ideas where to stay and the rates puhleaze, mga bai?

  18. mustachio says:

    Hi Lokalsoul, does Bayawan have a Surf camp or any person who can teach surfing? I would like to go there with my friends, lovely place, and nearer to Cebu. Hope you can give me contact details regarding Bayawan Surfing. Thanks.

  19. gab jover says:

    there are no surf camp or board rentals in Bayawan. the go to guy tho is Narex. look him up at FB….. lamis rex

  20. rex lamis says:

    you guys for any help you can contact ne @ 09166652477….narex

  21. mac says:

    any local surfers to contact in bayawan??im from bacolod, i want to check out your spot and hang out with you guys..pls..tnks! live laugh love.:)

  1. August 10, 2011

    [...] that good you have to watch it again and again. singing in this video is Gab Jover who made our Surfing in Bayawan, Negros Oriental happen. thanks to you bro! video uploaded by user [...]

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