Years ago I wrote a very frustrating article about surfing in Catanduanes- “A Frustrated Surfer-Wannabe.” The foolish me was just starting to explore the country and is naive enough to go surfing in Majestics Puraran on a crazy season. I left the island frustrated as I wasn’t able to surf.
Ohhh and a little Philippine surfing history, the waves in Puraran are comparable to the waves of Siargao’s Cloud 9. Actually, before Cloud 9 was on the cover of a surfing magazine, its Majestics that holds the throne it was 1988.
Two weeks ago, Majestics Puraran presents itself again. Things has changed now. I can now surf and the waves are in tune with the surfers. In fact, there is a competition happening when I visit Catanduanes again- October 17-20. Divine Providence right?
Now let me post an invite to join me- we will surf with locals and have fun while watching local talents rip those majestic waves.
MAJESTIC PURARAN SURFING CUP 2013
DATE: October 18-20, 2013
WHERE: Puraran, Baras, Catanduanes
1. Men’s Open (Men, 21 years of age and older)
2. Junior Division (Boys, 15 – 20 years of age)
3. Grommet Division (Boys, 14 years of age and below)
For those asking if I’m coming, with a BIG YES! I’m coming! Not that I’m joining the surfing competition but I will be here to watch the locals rip the waves. And maybe party (look at the end of every day 😉 ) at night and chill on the beach. You see Puraran has fine golden beach too for non-surfers to enjoy.
I’m so looking forward to try the Majestic waves, I hope there will be 4-6 footers good for longboard when I get there.
So, wanna join me? Tara!
How to Get There?
The easiest mode of transportation is by flying from Manila to Virac, Catanduanes via Cebu Pacific Air. Cebu Pacific Air flies 4x a week (every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) to Virac, Catanduanes.
For bookings and inquiries, go to www.cebupacificair.com or call (02)7020-888. The latest seat sales and promos can be found on Cebu Pacific Air’s official Twitter (@CebuPacificAir) and Facebook pages (/cebupacificair).
From Virac, there are buses that goes to Puraran, Baras where the famed spot is located. From the highway, you can just walk towards the surf spot. It’s a 3-5 minutes walk.
Alternatively, you can take the bus from Manila to Tabaco City, Albay (10 hours by bus) then take the ferry from Tabaco to Virac, Catanduanes.