This summer, something really exciting (and majestic!) is about to happen in my home province, Catanduanes. The first ever surf and music festival will be hosted by our homegrown surfers and will be held at Puraran Beach, Baras on May 16-18.
This festival, entitled Catanduanes Reef Break 2014, aims to generate funds for the local surfers who are short on budget when competing in local and national surfing competitions. It will also promote tourism in Catanduanes -- visit our unspoiled beaches, vibrant waterfalls and heritage churches.
Surfing has a great potential to make Catanduanes a top adventure destination and put Puraran among the top surfing spots in the country, along with Siargao, Baler, Davao, Zambales, Pagudpud, and La Union. We have the majestic waves in our backyard.
These barreling waves thumping into the shores of Puraran have been a secret playground of many foreign surfing enthusiasts since the 80s, but it was only recently that its getting the recognition locally.
Summer is a great time to visit our province. Unlike some of the other spots where "flat spell" is experienced during the summer season, Puraran is still good to go with waves perfect for long boarders and beginners.
The activities slated for this 3-day event are: surfing competition, paddle race, skate jam hill, bikini open (for women) and beach party where bands from Manila, Legaspi and Naga are expected to keep the crowd rocking all night.
Show some love to Puraran surfing!
Puraran Beach in Baras is about 26 kilometers away from Virac, the capital town of Catanduanes. Check my blog for more details about Catanduanes.
How to get to Puraran:
From Virac, take one and a half hours jeep or bus ride going to Baras (P45 fare). From the town proper, you may opt to hire a tricycle going to Puraran beach (P150/tricycle). Once in Puraran, head to the beach and pay P10 for entrance. Cottages are available for a day and overnight rent near the beach.
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