GET STOKED: Surfing in Gubat, Sorsogon (with How to Get There, Rates and Contact Details)

Surfing Spots in the Philippines Gubat Sorsogon

Gubat, Sorsogon is now emerging as one of the newest surfing destinations in the Philippines. The sandy bottom of the beach along Gubat Bay makes it an ideal spot to learn surfing for those who wants to experience how is it to ride the waves. For the experienced surfers, the huge waves become their "playground" as they enjoy the ride with swells peaking to over 6 feet. Facing the pacific, the surf break along Gubat Bay produces waves all year round with consistent major swell during the surfing season of October to March.

Surfing Spots in the Philippines Gubat Sorsogon
Local surfer in Gubat, Sorsogon

Last February, during our Sorsogon trip, I had a chance to visit the town of Gubat to try riding their waves. We got in touch with Gubat Bay Surfers (GBS) president Noli Mercader for the arrangements of our surfing adventure. We met with his team at Gubat town proper and took a tricycle to the surfing site at the beach along Lacsa-Hilton Resort.

Surfing Spots in the Philippines Gubat Sorsogon
Lacsa-Hilton Resort

It was already around 3:00 PM when we arrived, I guess it's already high tide, so we had to find a shallow area of the beach for me to surf. I don't know how to swim, so I requested that we only surf at the shallow part of the beach. Hehehe!

Surfing Spots in the Philippines Gubat Sorsogon
Arriving at the surfing site

The swell was good when we were there. It was quite a while since I last surfed, I must admit that I got a bit scared when I saw how strong the waves are. But my instructor assured me that it's okay and I can do it.

Surfing Spots in the Philippines Gubat Sorsogon
Along Gubat Bay

Though not as "pro-like" ride, I was amazed that I was able to stand on the board on my first try. Yahoo! I am so delighted that I quickly get my balance on top of the board. Super enjoy!

Surfing Spots in the Philippines Gubat Sorsogon
Me, standing on the board (photo by pinasmuna.com)

I did it over and over again until my 1-hour surfing lesson was finished. It is so tiring! But I'm so happy and fulfilled.

Surfing Spots in the Philippines Gubat Sorsogon
Enjoying every ride (photo by pinasmuna.com)

Overall, I had a great time surfing in Gubat Sorsogon. It is an awesome experience to finally ride the waves of Gubat. I've been wanting to do this since I heard that there's a surfing spot in this side of Sorsogon. Thank you Gubat Bay Surfers (GBS) for all the help and assistance they extended to us.

Surfing Spots in the Philippines Gubat Sorsogon
Thank you to Gubat Bay Surfers!


If you want to learn surfing in Gubat, you may contact the group of Gubat Bay Surfers headed by Sir Noli Mercader at:
  • Mobile Number: +63 0947-882-0191 / 0905-242-1693
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/GUBATsaSORSOGON
  • Note: It is recommended that you contact them before going to Gubat


  • Surfing lessons and board rental cost around PHP 300.00 for 1 hour

How to get to Gubat, Sorsogon

  • Buses from Metro Manila have direct trips to Sorsogon, travel time is about 12-13 hours. Alternatively, if coming in via air through Legazpi City Airport, take a bus or van going to Sorsogon City. From Sorsogon City, take a jeepney bound for Gubat. Travel time is 30-45 minutes, fare is around 25 pesos.

Other things to do and explore in Sorsogon? Click HERE.


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This surfing adventure happened on February 23, 2014 during our Sorsogon-Northern Samar-Samar trip.


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  1. Mervz, I observed na parami ng parami ang nag-surf among us travel bloggers ah. I wished I can do this too kaso andun pa din ung fear na malunod ako hahaha.

    I missed reading this blog of yours Mervz. Kitakits soon

  2. Looks promising! Would you happen to have bids? Mic


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