Like Siargao and La Union, the province of Aurora is a paradise for surfers with its towering waves and long stretch of coastline facing the Pacific Ocean. Because of this, Baler surfing has become a favorite long weekend activity of city dwellers.

Dubbed as the “Birthplace of Philippine Surfing,” Baler caters to all surfers from beginners to professionals thanks to its versatile surfing spots.

4 Best Baler Aurora Surfing Spots 

There are numerous Baler surfing points that you can check out to catch some waves. Here are our top four!

  1. Sabang Beach
  2. Cemento Beach
  3. Charlie’s Point
  4. Lindy’s Point

Read on to find out more details about the best places to go surfing in Baler.

1. Sabang Beach

tourists surfing in baler

Sabang Beach is the most frequented and popular Baler surfing spot because of its soft sand and thrilling waves that could reach up to 14 ft. during peak Baler surfing season. There are many resorts, bars and restaurants lined in the two-kilometer stretch of beach.

Best for: All levels

2. Cemento Beach

cemento beach

If you’re looking for a more challenging surfing experience, go to Cemento Beach. This right-hand reef break offers strong and towering barrels that could reach up to 15 ft. Because of this, Cemento Beach is usually the venue of surfing competitions like the annual Aurora Surfing Cup that’s frequented not just by locals but also international surfers.

Best for: Advanced surfers

3. Charlie’s Point

Located north of Sabang Beach, Charlie’s Point is also a popular spot for surfing Baler Philippines. In fact,  it is where the memorable surfing scene in the Vietnam War film Apocalypse Now was shot. With a regular to medium-sized swell, it produces fun and lazy peaks with a sandy bottom, great for surfers of all levels. 

Best for: All levels

4. Lindy’s Point

Found north of Charlie’s Point, Lindy’s Point is a new surfing spot in town. The tall breaks were “accidentally” created when the local government engineers opened the mouth of Baler Bay to the river as a flood prevention mechanism during the rainy season. Since then, Lindy’s Point produces tall, strong, sharp breakwaves giving surfers an outright stroke. This is not for the newbies. 

Best for: Intermediate to Advanced surfers

Best time to surf in Baler

What’s great about surfing in Baler is that waves are present all year but the best Baler surfing season is from September to February. 

Baler surfing rates

a woman surfing in baler

There are many surfing camps in Baler to choose from like North Shore surf camp Baler and Nalu surf camp Baler but prices of the lessons differ. The average Baler surfing rates with an instructor is between PHP 300 – PHP 500. While surf board rentals range from PHP 100 – PHP 1000 depending on how long you’ll use it.

Where to stay in Baler

Make your Baler trip more cozy and affordable by staying at ZEN Rooms that offer quality accommodation at a very affordable price.

Machiavelli Lodge
Price Range: P1,400 – P4,500/night

Ver Amare Place Baler by ZEN Rooms
Price range: P3,500 – P6,000/night

ZEN Rooms Hotel ni Pepe Baler
Price range: P3,500 – P5,000/night

Frequently Asked Questions About Baler Surfing

Q: Which is better La Union or Baler?

A: La Union and Baler offer totally different vibes but give equally thrilling surfing experience. If you want a more hipster and modern vibe, La Union is the perfect place. But if you’re into laid back vibe or just want a quick fix of thrill, go to Baler.

Q: What is Baler known for?

A: Baler is known for its beaches and towering waves that is why it has become a usual surfing spot especially for city dwellers.

Q: What is the best time for surfing?

A: The best time of day to surf is in the early morning and late afternoon. Surfing is best at these times because the winds are calm during the beginning and end of the day.

Q: What is the best surf spot in Baler?

A: Baler is a popular surfing destination in the Philippines. Here are some of the best spots to surf in Baler.

  1. Sabang Beach
  2. Cemento Beach
  3. Charlie’s Point
  4. Lindy’s Point

Q: How far is Baler from Manila?

A: The distance between Manila and Baler is 143 km. from Manila, it will take about 5 to 6 hours to reach Baler.

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