The Philippines is known worldwide for its heavenly beaches, but did you know it’s also one of the most sought-after surf spots in the world? Read on to discover the best surf spots in the Philippines.

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This small town in the northeast side of the Philippines was introduced to the world through the classic 1979 movie Apocalypse Now.

1. Baler, Aurora

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This appropriately named island in the southern province of Surigao Norte is heaven on earth for surfers and beach-lovers alike.

2. Cloud 9, Siargao Island

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The dark-sand beaches and quiet countryside of Real may present it as a humdrum town. This little seaside town comes to life and attracts surfers from all over the country.

3. Real, Quezon

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This seaside town in the northern Philippines underwent rapid development in recent years, thanks to its popularity among surfers.

4. San Juan, La Union

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For surfers who want to get away from the crowds in San Juan, the neighboring town of Bacnotan may be just the ticket.

5. Bacnotan, La Union

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The gorgeous Lanuza Bay is famous for its massive barreling reef breaks as well as its long right-hand waves, making it ideal for longboarders and advanced surfers alike.

6. Lanuza Bay, Surigao Del Sur

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Located in the province of Eastern Samar, Guian Island is lined with fine, white-sand beaches and clear waters. The barrel waves here are consistent and close to perfection.

7. Guian Island, Eastern Samar

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Another gorgeous island located in Easter Samar, Calicoan was once one of the Philippines’ premier surfing capitals until the catastrophic Typhoon Haiyan flattened most of Eastern Samar.

8. Calicoan Island, Eastern Samar

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This unassuming seaside town facing the Pacific Ocean is a haven for surfing beginners. The extended shorelines along the beaches in Daet are comparable to Baler.

9. Daet, Camarines Norte

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Located in a region locally referred to as “Happy Islands,” Baras is surrounded by spectacular landscapes, magical lagoons, and hidden beaches. 

10. Baras, Catanduanes

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Located in central Luzon in the Northern Philippines, these three neighboring towns are go-to spots for surfers, beachgoers, and travelers alike for their close proximity to Manila.

11. San Antonio, San Narciso, and San Felipe, Zambales

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Located in the Davao Oriental Province, Mati is known for its fine white sand, choice waves, and marine wildlife like dugongs and sea turtles.

12. Mati, Davao Oriental

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Surfing typically isn’t the first thing anyone associates with Palawan. This magical region in the central Philippines is more famous for its insanely biodiverse reefs and forests.

13. Nagtabon Beach, Palawan

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