Puraran Beach is located in Baras in Catanduanes Province. Puraran Beach is a world-class surf spot and perhaps the most popular attraction in Catanduanes. Because of its location facing the ocean, Puraran Beach is vulnerable to strong winds and typhoons, gaining it the moniker as the “Land of the Howling Winds”. Being dotted in open seas, gigantic waves make it perfect for surfing and beach buffs. In the 1970s, Australian surfer Peter Sutton noticed that Puraran’s secluded cove harbors long-barrel waves perfect for surfing. Referring to the waves as the “Majestics”, international surfers and backpackers have returned back to this location to experience this charming beach and surf its challenging waves. Continue reading
Situated along the eastern coast of the island province of Catanduanes, Philippines, and facing the Pacific Ocean, Puraran is gifted with natural scenic beauty with its long and white sandy beach, crystal clear water, islets to explore and long, barrelled waves perfect for surfing.
Puraran was a quiet little fishing village until 1984 when Australian surfer Peter Sutton riding on his big motorbike in search of a surf spot came upon this village and discovered “the wave with the perfect barrel”. Looking for a place to stay, he met the family of Mr. Rudy & Cecilia Soria both teachers in the village school and stayed with the family in their little bungalow Continue reading