Surfing the waves of Baler

I’ve tried surfing many times now at different surfing spots — Siargao and La Union. But it doesn’t mean that we are really good at it. We still get wiped out — even pros do. Excitement is all over us and Neil just wanted to surf immediately. Why? Because this time, we are surfing the waves of Baler.

Surfing in Baler

When we checked out Sabang Beach, it has a grey-ish or black-ish sand compared to Siargao, which is rocky while La Union has a white sand. There were many surfing already while others are just beach bumming. The best part of it? There were really huge waves which I haven’t seen in Siargao yet.

Of course Siargao and La Union has big waves also but it will depend on the season. And since we visited Baler in a surfing season then it’s so perfect! Best time to visit Baler is from October to February where you can enjoy big swells.

Surfing in Baler

Neil wanted to rent surf boards only but since the waves are too strong for us to paddle, we get an instructor first. On our first day, our instructors (which I forgot their names) teach us the basics (as usual). But then my instructor was so perfectionist that he wants me to follow all his instructions like how to stand up, how far my feet from each other should be and I really hated it. That made my ride so effin’ ugly and got me wiped out. Why not just leave me alone on what I’m comfortable with? Anyhow, we still have 2nd day to surf. Neil actually enjoyed much ’cause his instructor doesn’t speak too much.

Surfing in Baler

Look at how big the waves are and compare it to the 2 surfers at the right.

On our second day, we enjoyed the waves so much that two hours was just like 30 minutes. We also got a good instructor and he taught us how to duck dive and let us paddle all through out big waves. He also invited us next time to just bring a hammock and stay with them and they’ll teach us more techniques.

Surfing in Baler

Surfing in Baler

Surfing in Baler

surfing in baler

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