When people picture the perfect surf camp, many drift away to images of beaches fringed with palm trees, warm clear waters, cold beers at sunset and a place surrounded by happy, tanned and like-minded people.
We’re pleased to tell you our surf camp in the Philippines delivers all of this — and more!
The camp is situated on the island of Siargao, only an hours flight from Cebu or a couple hours from the capital of Manilla. The vibe here is very much island-time and you’ll instantly feel at home in this tropical paradise.
You’ll be staying a short barefoot stroll from the ocean, at the world famous Kermit Surf Camp. Your accommodation is clean and comfortable whilst still retaining the rustic charm of palm thatched huts nestled amongst palm tree forests — your own slice of surf camp perfection!
Right from the beginning and the scenic inbound flight over crystal clear ocean, numerous reefs and sprawling mangroves, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported into a real life surf movie!
And, of course, surf is what you’re here for!
Siargao is home to some truly epic waves for all levels of surfer, and the surf in the Philippines flies much lower under the tourist radar than places like Bali or Australia, affording you less crowded waves and a proper surf adventure!
The most famous spot on the island is without a doubt Cloud 9, which features in heaps of surf flicks. Its powerful, hollow right hand barrels can be the wave of a lifetime. If you don’t fancy the paddle out (and we don’t blame you, as it’s quite daunting!) it’s still an amazing experience to chill out on the board walk overlooking the break and soak up the stoke whilst watching locals and travelling surfers charge this amazing wave.
If Cloud 9 isn’t for you it’s no worries — there’re a whole heap of spots along the coastline of Siargao and its neighbouring islands, all of which are easily accessible by motorbike, taxi and boat. You’ll find surf to suit all levels, from beginners to advanced.
Spots like Dacu offer a great introduction to reef breaks, Cemeteries (a short paddle out in front of the surf camp) serves up a good mixture of lefts and rights, and other favourites like Stimpys or Rock Island all work on varying swell and wind — so you’ll always find a wave.
Our surfari experience for people who already have a good level of surf experience includes daily guiding so you’ll be paddling out to the best waves — accompanied by surfers who know the area like the backs of their hands.
If you feel like a lay day or the surf isn’t quite playing nice, there’re also some epic day trips that you can opt in for to explore more of this beautiful island and make the most of your time in the Philippines.
The lagoon tour will see you cruising through the salt water mangroves at the west side of the island before spending the day relaxing and SUPing through the crystal clear waters of this hidden gem, whilst the island hoping tour involves taking in some of the beautiful surrounding islands.
This spot is really surf, eat, sleep, repeat — what more could you ask for!?
PLEASE NOTE OUR PHILIPPINES SURF CAMP OPTIONS ARE EXTREMELY POPULAR AND FILL UP 6 WEEKS IN ADVANCE – SO BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!
Siargao Island, Philippines
PLEASE NOTE; All price are subject to a 12% local tax, payable on arrival.
After landing on Siargao it’s time to kick back on island time with your included airport transfer.
On arriving at the camp it’s time to check in and meet your surf guide for the week who’ll chat through what kind of waves you want and the conditions for the week.
It’s time to score heaps of waves – with 2 guided surf sessions each day (weather and tide dependant). Your surf guide will take you to the best breaks for the conditions and your skill level – maximising your chances of epic surf!
And when you’re not in the water kick back with a cocktail at the in-house bar!
Time to say good-bye to paradise after a week of waves.
…and maybe squeeze in a final surf session before your airport transfer!