Consider yourself a thrill-seeker and want to partake in an adventurous watersport such as kite boarding or windsurfing in Boracay?
Kiteboarding and windsurfing in Boracay have put Bulabog Beach on the world map for its ideal weather conditions for this sport, and moreso that the Boracay International Funboard Cup is held here yearly.
Windsurfing in Boracay as well as kiteboarding is at its peak during the “Amihan” season, between the months of November toMay when the north-eastern wind is blowing across the 2.5km stretch of Bulabog Beach. The “Amihan” wind is ideal for enthusiasts of kiteboarding and windsurfing in Boracay as it offers the reliable wind and sea conditions at Bulabog Beach Boracay for the sport.
According to Wikipedia, windsurfing is a surface water sport that combines elements of surfing and sailing. Kiteboarding or kitesurfing on the other hand is an adventure surface water sport that has been described as combining wakeboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding and gymnastics into one extreme sport. Needless to say, these Boracay activities are not for the faint-hearted! But if you are in Boracay and you have enough time, and are inclined to learn a sport that is guaranteed to give you an adrenaline rush, then it is worth looking into lessons for kiteboarding or windsurfing in Boracay.
The Boracay International Fuboard Cup is an iconic even in Boraccay that has raised the profile for kiteboarding and windsurfing in Boracay.
Neil Pryde, owner of the popular windsurfing brand is all for supporting kiteboarding and windsurfing in Boracay to such that his company is the title sponsor of the Boracay International Funboard Cup. For 22 years, the Neil Pryde Boracay International Funboard Cup has been attracting enthusiasts of kiteboarding and windsurfing in Boracay from all over the world. The Cup has helped introduce Boracay Island, particularly Bulabog Beach, to the world as a prime destination for these sports. Amateurs and professionals of kiteboarding and windsurfing in Boracay make their way to Boracay Island each January, and with the week-long Boracay event including slalom races, speed trials, freestyle, and kiting hang-time event competitions.
Trying to decide where to enrol to learn kiteboarding or windsurfing in Boracay?
There are numerous schools at Bulabog Beach for kiteboarding and windsurfing in Boracay including Reef Riders, Isla Kiteboarding, Hangin Kiteboarding, and Habagat Kiteboarding. They all offer comprehensive lessons for beginners as well as offering advanced courses to Boracay windsurfing and kiteboarding aficionados. If you check Reef Rider’s website, you’ll read that Swedish owner-operators Martin and Ronald assure their customers that “You’ll come as a friend and you will get the best service and treatment.” Isla Kiteboarding also boasts that they only use the latest F-one equipment and the lessons are held by experienced IKO instructors. Hangin Kiteboarding team offer multi-lingual teaching and ensures a memorable experience to their students by offering Boracay accommodation as well as a hangout place to chill after lessons. Programs being offered by Habagat Kiteboarding Center, a member of the International Kiteboarding Organisation (IKO) include Discover Kiteboarding Program for Beginners, Intermediate Kiteboarder Program, and Independent Kiteboarder Program.
The schools for kiteboarding and windsurfing in Boracay also provide all the gear you need to learn the sport, available for hire or purchase. Many of the instructors herald from abroad with international experience, but some are also locals who have grown to know the Boracay weather conditions down to a fine art.
Looking for a place to stay close to the Boracay windsurfing action?
If you’re keen to find a hotel or resort in Boracay close to Bulabog Beach and close to the Boracay windsurfing and kiteboarding action, there’s a wide enough selection on this side of Boracay Island to meet your requirements. Some choices include 7Stones Suites, Tanawin Luxury Apartments, Cohiba Boracay Resort, Palm Breeze Villas, and Reef Retreat Resort.
If you suddenly feel like a bite after the energy you have expended kiteboarding and windsurfing in Boracay, there are several options around Bulabog Beach. You can try eating at Boracay Butterfly Garden and Restaurant, Lazy Dog Bed and Breakfast, Levantin Boracay and 7th Note Cafe Restaurant at 7Stones. If you’re up for a bit of Boracay nightlife after your lessons, the famed Jungle Bar is ideally located in the Boracay windsurfing and kiteboarding strip.
If you consider yourself more of a thrill-seeker, rather than a “lay-by-the-beach-reading-a-book” type of traveller, your vacation will surely be memorable if you include in your list of 101 Things to Do in Boracay to try kiteboarding and windsurfing in Boracay!