Category Archives: Surfing

The 1st StokedInc. Philippine Wahine Classic

Philippine Wahine Classic

Nothing to do in Baler this weekend? Watch the 1st StokedInc. Philippine Wahine Classic, happening on October 5-6, 2013 at the Aliya Surf Resort, Baler Beach. From the event page: “The goal of The Philippine Wahine Classic is to encourage and empower the female population who has fallen in love with the sport of surfing and the lifestyle that is synonymous with it. We encourage all our surfing wahines to join us for this great weekend, whether to compete or not, to show support for your fellow lady sliders!”

Wahine is the Hawaiian word for woman and the word used to describe a female surfer.

Visit The Surf Institute for more info.

7th Aurora Surfing Challenge Starts Today

7th Aurora Surfing Challenge

One of the biggest and oldest surfing competitions in the Philippines kicks off today at Sabang Beach, Baler, Aurora as part of the Aurora Day 2013 Celebrations. The competition will last until February 10. The eliminations will be at Sabang while the finals will happen at Cemento. Don’t miss.

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Aloha Boardsports and Travel Factor Surf and Music Festival 2011 (October 29-31, 2011)

Aloha Boardsports and Travel Factor Surf and Music Festival 2011 (October 29-31, 2011)

This October 29-31, 2011, Aloha Boardsports and Travel Factor bring to you the biggest surfing event of the year!

Get ready for an action-packed weekend featuring two of modern life’s greatest things: surf and music!

It’s gonna be a surf fest as Aloha Boardsports team riders Luke Landrigan, Okoy Rojo, Jeff Dela Torre, Saddam Faraon, Nikki Dela Paz, Buji Libarnes and Mike Oida teach you the 101?s of surfing. With some of the best Filipino surfers as your instructors, you’ll be riding the waves of Baler in no time!

And if you think you got skills already, take on Travel Factor’s SURFVIVOR Challenge IV, the first and original beginner surfing competition in the Philippines. Awesome prizes await the winners! For competition rules, pls. refer here.

And of course, the music. Prep your ears for some serious beats as some of the finest DJs keep the beach scene pumping. We’ve got your every night covered! Featuring performances from Franco, Wolfgang, Pedicab, Tropical Depression, Coffee Break Island, Salamin, and many more! Sabang Beach will never be the same.

And if that’s not awesome enough, we’ve still got some more! Learn how to throw and catch a disc, and then some, at our Ultimate Frisbee clinic. And if you’re up for adventures on wheels, check out our mountain bike tour of Baler. It’s gonna be an epic weekend.

All roads lead to Baler! See you at the festival!

*The “Aloha Boardsports & Travel Factor Surf & Music Festival 2011? is EXCLUSIVELY offered by Travel Factor. For bookings and complete packaged tours, please visit or email [email protected]

Visit Aloha Boardsports and Travel Factor Surf and Music Festival 2011 Facebook Page for more details.

Baler Links

Baler on the net:

Baler is 400 Years Old. from Bilingual About the different events of the Baler 400 Years Celebration. Here’s more we should look out for:

Ongoing from March to December is a playwriting competition for radio and film. In June, there will be a sabutan fashion show. Also upcoming is the Juana La Loca production.

Slated for August are the airing of the “Tabak at Sampaguita” series over DZRH, and the staging of the zarzuela “Baler ng Puso Ko,” “Gabi ng Musikang Filipino,” and “Balagtasan Para sa Paglinis at Paglunti ng Baler.”

In September, the “Green the World” clean up project in Baler will be launched; and in October, the UN Stand Up and Take Action Against Poverty campaign will take place.

Planned for November and December is the Hispanic heritage-linked studies with participants from Union Latina in cooperation with UNESCO, Spain, Casa Asia/Instituto Cervantes leading to “Baguio to Baler Arts Caravan.” Also planned for December is the setting up of the Baler Arts Academy.

More activities are lined up for the Baler 400th anniversary celebration including those of under the National Historical Institute and the National Museum.

Read the complete article

By the way, Baler is actually more than 400 years old. It’s already here when the Spanish landed in 1609.

Little Paradise. From Raneil Antonio Ibay’s Multiply Page:

Merely describing Baler would not suffice. You’d have to be there to know what I mean. Experiencing this little paradise for yourself is the only way you’ll see the true essence of Baler.

Read the article and view the photos here

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This Week's Events

ASRAI Longboard Invitational
April 24-26, 2009
Sabang Beach, Baler Aurora
Organized by the Aurora Surfrides Association, Inc

Padyak Para sa Kalikasan
Today, April 25, 2009
Central Aurora
Annual Bike Race to celebrate Earth Day
sponsored by aurora Multi-Sectoral Action Group

Tourism Update

Some updates from the Provincial Tourism Office:

Mdme. Charlotte M. alerted me about a 1-day jewelry-making exhibit happening at the Baler Municipal Plaza right this very moment – March 20, 2009. Buy and patronize the products of the women of Aurora!

And the youtube page of the Aurora Tourim Office has a new video: Aurora Philippines Friday the 13th Surfari. The surf spot is Dalugan, Casiguran, Aurora. Watch.

And I discovered that they also have a flick page. Check out the Tourism Aurora Flickr Page.

A website would be good.

Baler Boys in the First Philippine Surfing Calendar

Baler surfing dudes Edmund “Jango” Mendoza, Argie “Bad Boy” Hugo and Wilson “Saddam” Faraon are some of the poster boys in the first surfing-themed calendar in the Philippines. The 8-page 12″ x 12″ inch glossy 2009 calendar is called “Surfers Love the Philippines” and also features surfers from Siargao, La Union and Catanduanes. This limited edition calendar is available at the following places:

Bay’s Inn
Barangay Sabang, Baler
(02) 4100643

Fiveforty Surf Co.
227 Katipunan ave.(beside Labor Hospital) QC. ph: (02)4374816

J&S Surf Shop
2285 Solidhouse Building Don Chino Roces Ave. (formerly Pasong Tamo Ext.) Makati. ph: (02)8935766

Click here to view the complete calendar