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Latitude: 16° 39.477' N
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take a bus from manila to san fernando, then a trike or jeepney to 'san juan, surfcamp' takes about 6 to 8 hours depending on traffic. partas has got good buses that drop you right in front of the hostal.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
be nice to the locals.
there are several places to stay - a dorm is 200 pesos/night
GET UP EARLY.
By Anonymous , 06-02-2008
San Juan Surf Resort - Despite what the comments say above you can get a bus straight through San Fernando (not a bad idea) and will drop you at Se Bay in San Juan.
Straight across the road is the San Juan Surf Resort..nice place but crawling with thieves..dont leave ANYTHING unguarded.. this includes hanging a towel outside your room..it will be stolen.. the management assured me of this..'its happened to me too' the manager laughed as he told me.... 'preaching to the converted man' I said as my towel AND board shorts had just walked.. in broad daylight...
Just to let you know. Better places to stay in SJ. Good surf. Good big waves on the point, can be a little crowded though.
By aaron , 15-03-2007
wanna kow how to get there - can anybody help me how to get there? we are planning to surf this april? is there a waves that we can surf this 2nd week of april? and i also wanna know about some beach resorts that we can stay at, if so, can post the number where we can contact the beach resorts? thanks!
By Anonymous , 20-02-2007
other spots nearby - there are other spots nearby and up the coast to surf without the crowds. About 2 1/2 hours drive up the coast is a good right-hander that is bigger and better ( more power ) than the waves in San Juan. The town is called Cabugao, brgy Sabang. There is an American who married a pinay and they run a small resort there right on the break. there are spots nearby and you can surf some nearby islands too for like 800 pesos. you will catch the place to yourself so it's definatley worth the trip up the coast. there are spots you can check along the way. Oct. thru March is the best time for that coast. hope this helps your surf trip.
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