The best time for windsurfing in the Philippines is during the Amihan season, which lasts from early November until mid-April, when the weather is warm and dry with steady wind conditions.
Boracay Island is a popular place in the Philippines where many come to engage in this sport. This small island, approximately 200 miles south of Manila, can be accessed by boat from Panay Island. This is one of Asia’s premier windsurfing destinations, and hosts the annual Boracay International Funboard Cup. The main tourist beach is White Beach, on the western side of the island, which is surrounded by hotels, vacation rental accommodation, bars, shops and restaurants. Bulabog Beach, a 15-minute walk away on the opposite side of the island, is the main windsurfing and kiteboarding beach. This is the windward coastline, facing the Sibuyan Sea, and offers ideal windsurfing conditions with onshore winds of between 12 and 25 knots. The inshore lagoon is only waist-deep, calm and warm, so it’s ideal for beginners, while the rolling and breaking waves beyond the reef are perfect for advanced windsurfers.
Two windsurfing schools are based at Bulabog Beach. Green Yard Funboard Center (boracaywindsurfing.com) provides multi-lingual lessons for all ability levels, rents out equipment and offers stay-and-sail vacation packages to suit any budget. Mistral Funboard Center (boracayboard.com) offers group or private windsurfing courses, from beginner to advanced, and provides a rental service.