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    Sun, Sand and Surf on Bagasbas Beach in Daet, Camarines Norte

    After a the brief "cooling down" in Mampurog River, Tutubi and his friends trouped to the beach of Bagasbas for some "beachy" fun.

    It's Tutubi's second time on the beach being touted as one of the best surfing beach for beginners. The local surfing school offers surfing classes for those who want to learn the rudiments of the exciting water sport.

    Bagasbas beach's long stretch of fine gray sand with waves good for newbie surfers. Men undergoing lifeguard training ala Baywatch

    bagasbas beach surfingone of the rare times Tutubi saw a surfer on a surfboard for a brief photo opportunity

    bagasbas ultimate frisbeesoon-to-be lifeguards playing Ultimate Frisbee on the beach

    After the mandatory picture taking and mingling with the friendly locals who even lent the group their surfboards for photo opportunity, a hearty "dinner" ensued at K Sarap restaurant and went grocery shopping in preparation for the major event of the trip to a secluded beach i.e. touted as better than Bora...

    How to get to Bagasbas Beach, Daet, Camarines Norte:

    From Manila, take Superlines, Daet Express, Philtranco, or Raymond Transportation bus to Daet.

    Take a tricycle to Bagasbas Beach, it's just a tricycle ride away from Daet town proper.

    Related Post:
    Surfing Beaches in the Philippines

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 10:29 PM,


    At May 9, 2008, 11:28:00 PM, Anonymous weddingglitters said...

    nice photos of the surfer and frisbee actio :)

    the sand of Bagasbas is like the grey version of Bora's.

    At May 10, 2008, 9:05:00 PM, Blogger tin-tin said...

    i like the pictures. i hope i can visit that place soon. ang daming nadidiscover na beach sa bicol area ha :)

    At May 10, 2008, 9:07:00 PM, Blogger tin-tin said...

    waah! nawala comment ko..

    nice pictures. and nice place :)

    At May 10, 2008, 9:26:00 PM, Blogger Oliver Bautista San Antonio said...

    i like these types of beaches more. you tend to focus on the beauty of beach itself and not the surrounding beach culture of porma, booze and partying.

    At May 11, 2008, 3:47:00 AM, Anonymous acey said...

    big waves!

    happy mother's day to your wife (if you're married) and to your mom, tutubi! =D

    At May 11, 2008, 6:23:00 AM, Blogger pieterbie said...

    I spent some time on the beach today. Great fun and atmosphere. I like the variation in your photos here.

    At May 11, 2008, 7:35:00 AM, Anonymous Major Tom said...

    I see how pristine the beach could be. Maybe, it could be the next big thing, just like Bora had been once before.

    At May 11, 2008, 10:54:00 AM, Blogger tutubi philippines said...

    weddingglitters, yes, the sand's fine but grey. i don't want beaches like this go the way of bora

    tin-tin, moderated na kasi comments ko akala mo lang nawala. tnx :P

    oliver, i don't like the crowd, i also prefer palces like this than bora. i have an upcoming post on a pristine beach nearby do return soon

    acey, not that big actually but still waves feared by some yet loved by surfers. thanks. i need to call my mom too

    pieterbie, yes. sometimes it reminds me of sidney to focus on the locals living there not just on the view to complete the travel and culture picture :P

    major tom, bagasbas can never be as great as bora, IMHO. i prefer it that way. people come to bora more for the partying and stuff. bagasbas is very laid back and not for beach bumming since there the danger of undercurrent so newbie swimmers beware

    At May 11, 2008, 4:48:00 PM, Anonymous thess said...

    That beach looks inviting, is it normally that quiet there, not over crowded? my kind of place to relax!

    Nice surfer and frisbee action shots!

    At May 11, 2008, 8:26:00 PM, Anonymous Lionheart said...

    Nice naman ang mga pics...

    Lets go Paluan!

    Hindi mo alam no?

    See my blog!

    At May 11, 2008, 10:20:00 PM, Blogger Smalltown RN said...

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a you have a lot going here on your blog....lots of places to visit....very nice...

    At May 11, 2008, 11:08:00 PM, Anonymous RennyBA said...

    Great pictures - just like being there myself - looks so tempting!

    The summer season is soon to come in Norway too you know ;-)

    At May 12, 2008, 10:22:00 AM, Blogger exskindiver said...

    hello friend!
    hey i think because of our exchange a few months back, my friend Matthew Calabig found me!!!
    thanks to you...nareunite kami.
    i think he googled his name and found your blog and mine.
    thanks for the greeting.
    nice pics and wonderful trip.

    At May 12, 2008, 10:58:00 AM, Blogger Dennis Villegas said...

    Excellent photography, Tutubi! Your travelogue makes me want to got there sometime soon :)

    At May 12, 2008, 11:05:00 AM, Blogger Toe said...

    Wow, I love your slideshow Tutubi! My family and I have been there in 2000 for my parents' 40th anniversary. We had so much fun. My siblings surfed but I only used the body board (I'm the klutz in the family.) :) That is a great place. But what a loooong drive from Manila. :)

    At May 12, 2008, 12:30:00 PM, Blogger watson said...

    Oh wow Tutubi... very nice place! At a-la Baywatch ito! Did you also surfboard?

    At May 12, 2008, 4:18:00 PM, Blogger mirage2g said...

    Lovely beach photos! Inggit ako...I love that children of BAgasbas photos from the slideshow, sobrang innocent.

    At May 12, 2008, 10:25:00 PM, Blogger tutubi philippines said...

    thess, not much people and no sign of commercialism unlike bora

    lionheart, i've read about Paluan sometime ago for i'm always traveling virtually that is :P

    smalltown rn, do return again :P

    rennyba, summer's going away here. i see the rains now

    chesca, good to know you found him...err...he found you

    dennis, thanks

    toe, it's ok if you're just the passenger and not the driver hehe

    watson, no surfing lessons that day. next time

    mirage2g, thanks for the visit

    At May 12, 2008, 11:29:00 PM, Anonymous kyels said...

    The frisbee action is cool!


    At May 30, 2008, 11:52:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I've been to Bagasbas. The beach and the waves are good but the 20+ "beerhouses" lined along the beach is really an eyesore. Super dami and buhay-na-buhay to think that we were there on a good friday (holy week). Can't enjoy the night at the beach because lots of "pokpoks" were keep on coming to my place to offer their stuff. hahaha what a holy week we had there.

    At Jan 27, 2009, 11:22:00 PM, Anonymous Darryl Buckley said...

    You guys seem to be having a lot of fun down there. The beach looks great and the lifeguard scene is definately a step in the right direction. I hope you get lots of crew down there to boost your local economy and create a cool safe surf scene there. I'll be down there soon and hope to meet you guys.
    Darryl Buckley.
    Surf Coach (18 years)

    At May 2, 2009, 12:56:00 PM, Blogger Wil said...

    Daet is on my list of surfing spots to visit. :D

    At Jul 8, 2009, 4:54:00 PM, Anonymous Michelle Ivy said...

    Its so nice here.....Every summer vacation my family are going in here.....We wake up at 5:00 am to watch the

    At Aug 22, 2009, 6:12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    any driving school in daet?

    At Jan 8, 2010, 2:38:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    i must agree, Bagasbas has a lot to promise, and even the Calaguas, it's so pristine and yes, it could really surpass Boracay's thought about beauty...I just hope that it doesn't get exploited like that of Boracay..By the way tutubi, nice blog and pictures! and I'm very fond of Camarines Norte especially Daet because it's where my roots are. :) Kudos!

    At Apr 7, 2010, 11:04:00 AM, Blogger ohmski said...

    wow! look at those waves! great for surfing activities! good thing i'll be there this weekend. :)

    At Dec 25, 2010, 9:00:00 PM, Blogger Tom said...

    You can see more surfing pics and info about Siargao Island here , The no 1 surfing spot in the Philippines

    Information about traveling to Siargao Island , Surfing and game fishing capitol of the Phillipines

    Happy holidays

    At Jun 29, 2012, 1:28:00 PM, Anonymous Florida Beach Vacation Rentals said...

    These pictures are looking very beautiful. I want to add these pictures in my collections.


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