Whitewater Kayaking is a new extreme sport at the rapids of the Bulsa River in San Jose, Tarlac. Explore the breathtaking landscapes of San Jose, Tarlac while having the adventure of a lifetime in an inflatable kayak. As you paddle down the incredible rivers, you will be immersed in nature, surrounded by mountains, and face to face with wildlife. Class 1 & 2 rapids the whole family will enjoy. The rapids are generally smooth and gentle to moderately quick, and the passages between rocks are clear and open. The activity is organized from Rapid Stream Ecotours, the sole proprietor of kayaking trips in the region. The paddling begins in the mountain village of Maamot, where the body of water originates and traverses through the landscapes of San Jose and its rural scenes. The next few hours in the water the pace Continue reading
Kayaking today is also fast becoming a popular water game of paddling bonanza in Kalanggaman Island, using a kayak for moving across the waters. A kayak is a boat where the paddler faces forward, legs in front, using a double-bladed paddle. Kalanggaman Island has been host to an annual open invitational 15-kilometer Kayak marathon in Eastern Visayas. The competition takes place in the open waters of Kalanggaman Island up to the port od Palompon mainland. Organized by the Palompon Municipal Eco-Tourism Council Incorporated (PMETCI) and supported by the Department of Tourism- Region VII, the Provincial Government of Leyte, the 4th District Congressional Office, the Philippine National Police, and the Philippine Coast Guard. Continue reading
It is a sure fun and an added game package played on the glistening outreach of white sand in the heart of the island. Playing beach volleyball game in Kalanggaman Island channels the players to a healthy and exhilarating game. It’s healthy. The unwinding view of the wide expanse of pristine white sandbars, the gentle embrace of the sea breeze to everyone’s comfort against the sometimes scorching heat of the sun, the fine grains of sand on the beach soothing for the feet, and the refreshing body effects after the sweat-it-out requisites in the game duration, are certain plus factors needed in coming up to the current clamor for a “sound mind in a sound body” Continue reading
Boracay’s Bulabog beach is known as the best kitesurfing destination in Asia. The season runs from November through to April with onshore winds varying between 12-30 knots. The ocean lagoon (2km wide) is protected from waves by a coral reef. Water becomes almost flat on a low tide, making it easy to start learning to kitesurf and continue with freestyle tricks. Because of its perfect conditions, this location becomes crowded with riders in high season.
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. Continue reading
Camsur Watersports Complex is a unique watersports park designed for wakeboarding, wakeskating and waterskiing. For beginner riders to the professional wakeboarders and skiiers from all over the world, CWC offers a 6-point cable ski system, coupled with restaurants, sand bars, spas, pro-shops and grand stands to hold guests. Riders can also enjoy their favorite water sports at night as the park will be equipped with spotlights that allow for it even to be open on evenings.
The Camsur Watersports Comlex is the first world-class watersports complex in the Philippines and in Asia. CWC aims to bring cable skiing to a whole new level and attract watersports enthusiasts from Continue reading
Wakeskating is an adaptation of wakeboarding that employs a similar design of board manufactured from plywood or from fiberglass. The fact that the rider is not bound to the board in any way gives wake skating its own unique challenges from wakeboarding. Instead, the top surface of the board is coated in grip tape in a similar fashion to a skateboard or soft, high-traction foam covering that is kinder to riders in the inevitable crashes. Riders usually wear shoes while riding to afford themselves extra purchase on the board, again in the manner of skateboarding.
Waterskiing is a sport where the rider is pulled along by a rope with a handle fitted at one end and the other attached to a powerboat. Within the confines of being pulled along by the boat or cable, skiers can control their direction by balancing their weight on different sides of their ski. This is used to zip back and forth behind the boat. Recreational skiers usually learn to ski with a ski on each foot, but as they improve, they progress to using a single ski, placing the other foot into another binding behind the main one. Continue reading
Kneeboarding is an aquatic sport where the participant is towed on a buoyant, convex, and hydrodynamically-shaped board at a planing speed behind a motorboat or cable. In the usual configuration of a towsport kneeboard, the rider sits on his heels on the board, and secures himself to the deck with an adjustable strap. As in wakeboarding or waterskiing, the rider hangs onto a tow-rope. The forte of kneeboarding vis-à-vis other towsports seems to be an easier learning curve, and not requiring as much effort to have fun. Continue reading
Wakeboarding was created from a combination of water skiing, snow boarding and surfing techniques. Instead of using skis, the rider rides a single board with stationary non-release bindings for each foot, standing sideways. Wakeboarding, besides being one of the world’s fastest growing sports and is gradually being recognized globally, has become a lifestyle for others.
In the Philippines, the Camsur Watersports Complex in Camarines Sur is one of the best places to engage in this sport. This cable wake park is designed for wakeboarding, wakeskating and waterskiing. The complex is a 15 minute drive from Naga City and only about 1.5 kilometers from Naga Airport.