Once a secret cove for in-the-know surfing enthusiasts, Nagtabon Beach is now starting to be recognized as the “surfing capital of Puerto Princesa City”, with idyllic lagoon, secluded beach and an Insta-worthy tropical landscape to match.
Six-feet waves now welcome local and foreign surfers in Sitio Nagtabon, Barangay Bacungan, Puerto Princesa City as northwest monsoon (amihan) stirs the West Philippine Sea.
Spot Collective and Spot Surf crew, local surfing communities, on Saturday said that the swell in Nagtabon Beach started coming late October officially marking the surf season in the city.
Manuel Joseph Tan, known local surfer, said that enthusiasts are now frequenting the rising pride surf spot.
“Usually medyo madalas na yung swell starting ng mid-October up to March. Hindi naman sya lagi-lagi pero yan yung Amihan surf season natin dito,” Tan said.
To check the wave forecast, you may visit www.magicseaweed.com.
(Note: If you are a beginner, please make sure you have surf “experts” with you as you head on with your board. The beach is known to have potentially deadly undertows.)