Philippines is probably considered as the best spot in Asia for kiteboarding due the waves and wind found at its beaches. The consistent wind across the shore and huge waves at the reef allows you to spend at least few days at its beaches to enjoy kiteboarding. But you should do kitesurfing carefully as this shallow lagoon is prone to low tides.
There are several spots in Philippines where you can enjoy kiteboarding Pagudpud Peninsula coast, Coron and Calamianes Islands, Bagasbas Beach, Cuyo Islands, Bulabog Beach and Puerto Princesa but kingfisher beach is considered as the best of them all. In this write-up brief discussion about kiteboarding kingfisher beach is done to know more about this spot.
Location and Overview of kingfisher beach
Kingfisher beach is situated on the north coast of Pagudpud Peninsula in the far north of Luzon. The owner of this beach has turned the empty space of this beach, few years back, into a place where full-on kiteboarding can be done. You can not only enjoy kiteboarding kingfisher at this spot but also eat, drink and stay here while travelling through Philippines. You can get lessons as well as rental gear from the kitesurfing shops at this beach along with enjoying trips to non-water-sport sites and other spots available for kitesurfing. You can surf on Kingfisher beach site to choose accommodation according to your budget as they are available for every pocket size.
Getting to Kingfisher beach
You can reach at Kingfisher beach within two hours by taking a flight from Laoag airport, the nearest one. You can reach there by bus also.
Season and conditions suitable for kingfisher kiteboarding
One thing which you cannot control at this spot is ever blowing wind. People usually ride on small to tiny kites for kiteboarding kingfisher during Amihan season that starts from October and goes on up to April. People usually go for kitesurfing in Amihan season when the northerly wind blows but when easterly wind blows then it normally become unclear near the shore due to heavy winds. But you can also enjoy kingfisher kiteboarding on bigger kites even in the off season during Habagat season as you can get wind on certain days in that season also.
But while getting into the water you should be a bit careful as up to few hundred meters the beach is covered with reef which becomes visible during low tides. This spot is special for kiteboarding as the waves at it, ranging from small to extremely high, break nearly 250-300 meters away from the shore. They make it a special spot for experienced kiteboarders. Close to kingfisher beach there are certain shallow areas also where beginners and intermediate riders can practice. In this way kingfisher offers an off-beat track for experienced riders to enjoy nature in a relaxed environment.
Thus kingfisher beach is a good kiteboarding kingfisher destination for the riders of advanced level who can ride on waves even in challenging conditions. But it is not a right choice for casual travellers as well as new and intermediate kitesurfers as they may not control the waves and winds at this spot.