Best Surfing Spot in La Union for Beginners and Experienced Surfers3 July 2022
Many of the archipelago's more than 7, 000 islands include beaches that break on the South China Sea and Pacific Ocean, along with reef breaks scattered across the archipelago. This is great news for surfers since it opens up a slew of new locations to explore around the nation.
For the younger generation, the beach at San Juan, La Union, is unquestionably their top pick. Anyone looking for some alone time or just some fun in the sun would love this spot. In addition, tourists visit La Union, especially during surf season, since it is just a few hours away from Manila, making it a perfect surfing place for those who want a quick weekend escapade.
Surfing the waves at San Juan Beach is a lot of fun making it tagged as the Surfing Capital of the North, and even if you don't plan to do it, it is also a great place for swimming!
There are various premier surf school in La Union province that provide surfing instructor for both local tourists and foreigners-- teaching them the basics of surfing for beginners or even intermediate surf coaching.
La Union Surf School: Places where you can take surfing lessons in San Juan
Here are a few spots where you may brush up on your skills as a surfer, regardless of your level of expertise:
Sebay Surf School
There's no doubt that the name Sebay is recognizable to the La Union audience as you may learn to surf in a few short hours with their qualified local surfing instructors, who are easy to find from the highway and the beach.
Curious about how much you need to spend to learn surging in Sebay Surf School? Below is the list of their services:
For one (1) hour of Surfing Lessons, it will cost you around Php 400, that is Php 200 for the board rental plus Php 200 for the instructor’s fee.
For one (1) hour of Surfboard or Longboard Rentals, it will cost you around Php 200.
For half-day of Surfboard or Longboard Rentals, it will cost you around Php 500.
For whole day of Surfboard or Longboard Rentals, it will cost you around Php 800.
For one (1) hour of a two-seater Kayak, it will cost you around Php 400.
For one (1) hour of a one-seater Kayak, it will cost you around Php 300.
For one (1) hour of Frisbee beach game, it will cost you around Php 100.
For one (1) hour of a Volleyball beach game, it will cost you around Php 100.
For one (1) hour of Boogieboard, it will cost you around Php 100.
For one (1) hour of Skimboard, it will cost you around Php 100.
In addition to the surf school, Sebay provides a wide range of other services. Furthermore, their surfing spots include a restaurant, a game room, a massage room, a meeting space, and even diving classes.
For advanced booking, you can contact them at 072 682 8482 (Landline), +63917-6401118 (Globe), +63998-9785843 (Smart), or email them your reservations at [email protected].
This surfing school is a great option for newbies
Where to find it in San Juan: Sebay Surf Central National Highway, Brgy. Urbiztondo San Juan, La Union (Around 12 minutes travel time from Lumina San Juan)
La Union Surf School
With the help of Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa's surfing school, you may ride the waves of La Union in confidence! In its prime location along MacArthur Highway, it is considered as one of the finest surf schools in the Philippines that is accredited by the Academy of Surfing Instructors in Australia (ASI).
On top of their surfing school, Kahuna also provides lodging for tourists in La Union. They feature 40 Balinese-inspired rooms, including a basic garden, ocean-view suite, deluxe pool, premium suite, a resthouse, and a family suite.
To get some ideas about their rates, below is the list of their services:
For one and a half (1.5) hours of Surfing 101, it will cost you around Php 949.
For one (1) day of Surf Lesson that will take you three (3) hours it will cost you around Php 1, 599.
For two (2) days of their Weekend Warrior Activity, which will take you three (3) hours per day, it will cost you around Php 2, 990.
For three (3) days of their One-on-One Coaching of Waver Rider, which will take you three (3) hours per day, it will cost you around Php 4, 289.
For five (5) days of their One-on-One Coaching Intermediate surf guiding and coaching for Soul Surfer, it will cost you around Php 6, 299.
For one and a half (1.5) hours of Kids Club, which is perfect for kids ages 4 - 12 years old, it will cost you around Php 849.
For advanced booking, you can contact them at +63.72.607.1036 / 63.72.607.1040-41 (Landline), +63.917.830.0363 / +63.998.855.2837 (Mobile), or email them your reservations at [email protected]. You can also check their other service on their website at www.kahunaresort.com.
Lessons for surfing in La Union Surf School can also be scheduled online.
Where to find it in San Juan: Kahuna Hotel, Cafe and Restaurant, National Highway, Brgy. Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union (Around 10 minutes travel time from Lumina San Juan)
San Juan Surf Resort
Legendary local surfer Luke Landrigan set up shop at San Juan Surf Resort, which has since become one of the world's most renowned surf schools. Surfing lessons of the highest caliber are available at this establishment.
The SPED (Special Education) program, which teaches special-needs children to surf on the ocean, is one of several outreach events they hold in La Union.
Here are the activities that they offer in this resort as well as their rates for each service:
For one (1) hour of Surfing Lesson with an instructor, it will cost you around Php 400.
For one (1) hour of Surf Guide, it will cost you around Php 500.
For one (1) hour of Surfboard Rental, it will cost you around Php 200.
For one (1) hour of Stand Up Paddle Board, it will cost you around Php 400.
For one (1) hour of Kayaking good for two (2) to three (3) persons, it will cost you around Php 400.
For one (1) hour of Body Board, it will cost you around Php 200.
For one (1) hour of Skim Board, it will cost you around Php 100.
Where to find it in San Juan: Urbiztondo, San Juan, MacArthur Hwy, San Fernando, La Union (Around 13 minutes travel time from Lumina San Juan)
How to go here from Manila
Visiting the Surfing Capital from Manila? Follow the directions below:
Via Private Vehicle
You can get to Dau from Manila by using the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and then connecting to the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX). Exit TPLEX at Pozzorubio, in Pangasinan, and connect with the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX). Continue on the MacArthur Highway (National Highway) via Pangasinan and then La Union. You can then drop off in San Juan.
Get to Vigan or Laoag City from Manila by simply hopping on the next Dominion or Partas bus. You can make your online reservations and reserve your seat at PHbus.com.
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