Daet surfing something to offer everyone.
Where is Daet Surfing?
Daet is in the province of Camarines Norte, which can be found to the south of Manila and is the capital. Camarines Norte is the most northern province of Bicol Region.
You will find the province in the southern part of Luzon. It shares borders to the south and west with Camarines Sur and Quezon provinces, to the east is San Miguel Bay and to the north is the mighty Pacific Ocean.
For more information on Bicol Region have a look here.
How do I get to Daet?
There are two modes of transport that will get you from Manila to Daet you can either catch a plane or go by bus.
Flights from Manila take about 50 minutes to Daet. There are two weekly flights,
have a look here for more information on air travel.
There are six bus lines that ply the Manila – Daet route and return. Daet is 350 kilometres from Manila and will take you approximately seven hours.
You cannot go to one centralized area for busses in Manila, each individual bus line has it’s own station.
One other option is to hire a mini-van. The advantages are you can stop whenever you feel like it and you will probably cut the time traveled down as well. It can work out very cost effective if you have a few of you going in the same direction.
Like everywhere else in the Philippines the surf can be fickle.
Daet surfing is extremely popular as it is relatively close to Manila, so you tend to get a lot of surfers based in Manila coming down on weekends.
If you want to see what the surfing is like at Bagasbas Daet, have a look here at this video.
Some of the best Daet surfing spots include
Being the easiest break to get to makes Bagasbas Beach, the surf spot of choice for most surfers visiting the area. The surf here breaks left and right on a sand bar, it is ideal for beginners and experienced surfers alike.
This is another beach break, with nice left and right handers. A bit further out than Bagasbas Beach, but after traveling 350 kilometres on a bus to get here, another nine odd kilometers beyond Bagasbas Beach is know big deal.
The River Mouth
This break is at Mercedes, if you are nice and early, what surfer isn’t, check out the fish market which is open from 06:00am to 8:00am. It is nice reef break but be prepared for a lengthy paddle, your best bet is to hire a banca.
A lot of effort is required to get to Tong’s. Tong’s is a shore break north of Bagasbas Beach.
Where do I stay?
There are any number of places to stay around Daet. You can find cheap lodgings with a fan right through to beach resorts.
You can find accommodation here all year round, however you will struggle with finding waves all year round.