Charlie’s Point in Baler, Aurora

Charlies Point Baler Aurora Surfing Spot Kagewad Location Filming Apocalypse Movie Surf Beach Water Shore Right Left Hand Break Gravel Sand Season Aguang River Ocean Reserva Barangay History Film Info Charlie’s Point is a popular surfing spot located in Baler, Aurora Province. Locally known as Kagewad, Charlie’s Point derives its name from the movie Apocalypse Now, where scenes from the film were shot. Charlie’s Point is known for its medium quality right-hand and left-hand break waves on a sandy and gravel bottom (left hand wave: a wave that breaks from right to left from the point of view of the surfer, requiring the surfer to turn left to catch the wave). The waves are best in December and January. Charlie’s Point, a rivermouth break, can be found where the Aguang River meets the Philippine Sea. Located at Barangay Reserva, Charlie’s Point is within a few minutes’ tricycle ride from Baler, on the north end of Sabang beach. On foot, it is about a half hour’s easy walk from Bay’s Inn Lodging & Continue reading

Baler, Aurora

Baler SurfingBaler is the capital of Aurora Province. The long coastline of Aurora is exposed to the Pacific Ocean and when the ocean stirs, it unloads massive swells on the coastline. It is possible to get waves here all year round, but generally the best waves come in from October to February. The surfing scene in the film Apocalypse Now was filmed in Baler at Charlie’s Point. When the film crew departed, they left their surfboards behind, igniting the popularity of surfing in Baler. Surfers from all over the world compete here for the annual Aurora Surfing Cup. Great and accessible surfing areas in Baler include Sabang Beach, Cemento Beach, Charlie’s Point and Lindy’s Point. Local surfers are always friendly and hospitable to visitors, and it pays to learn from their experience with the waves. Continue reading