Island-Hopping: Windsurfers on the way from Boracay to Camiguin Island

Submitted by Simone on Sun, 05/26/2013 - 15:11

Good Morning Camiguin! On some low windy days kite-and windsurfers from Funboard Center Boracay headed down to the south of the Philiipines to explorer new kite-and windsurfing spots. After a 10 hours boat-trip from Cebu City to Camiguin they arrived in the early morning at the sleepy Island. The peaks of the 7 vulcanos looking quite unreal through the clouds. Not many people know that Camiguin is a hot plate with the highest concentration of burning mountains in the small island.

 

 

Funboard Center Boracay at the Sunken cementary on Camiguin island in the South of the Philippines.The history of the vulacanoes left marks of a Sunken Cemetery, Ruins of a Spanish Church, hot springs and streaming waterfalls of 75m hight. White Beaches as on Boracay are found offshore on White Island and Mantigue perfectly for swimming and snorkeling. Camiguin also boasts beautiful coral reefs and marine life. The Giant Clams Sanctuary is the home of over 2000 Giant Clams and let out team totaly forgot about windsurfing and kiteboarding ;-)

 

 

 

Funboard Center-Boracay climbs on the Vulcan Hibok Hibok on Camiguin, Philippines.As the wind is still not strong enough to try windsurfing or kitebaording the team decided to climb on the highest vulcano on the island. Hibok-Hibok belongs to the more d1300m. Climbing Hibok-Hibok is quite challenging for a daytrip and takes 3-5 hours to reach the peak. Don't forget to come all the way down ;-) In total 7h hiking was a big challange for our board-experts. They havn't been using there legs for quite a long time ;-) Reaching the peak they could see the mossy crater of the volcano, Bohol, and even Surigao at the east, one of the most famous surfing spot in the Philippines.

 

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Philippine Life- Boracay Island on euronews

Submitted by Simone on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 03:49

"Thrillls in a tropical paradise" is a short reportage of Boracay, broadcasted in 16 different countries all over the world.  You can easily find the documentary about the International Dragonboot Race at White Beach, as well as the Wind-and Kitesurf-Mecca on the opposite Bulabog Beach directly on the eronews website:

Watch "Thrills in a tropical paradise" on euronews

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The 7th International Dragonboat Race Boracay

Submitted by Simone on Fri, 05/03/2013 - 03:49

One oft he biggest and spectacular events on Boracay Island was hold the last week at Boracay's beautifull White Beach. The 7th international Dragon Boat Race was gathering more than 1000 international paddlers from all over the world.

 

 

 

 

Tägliches Training um 6 Uhr morgens an der White Beach für die Teams von Boracay.Boracay’s  Kiteboarding and Windsurfing season at Bulabog Beach became slowly to an end and many  kiteboarders and windsurfers went over to White Beach for the daily training at 6pm in the morning to keep in shape and get ready for the race.

 

 

 

 

Das Frauenteam von Boracay rudert an der White Beach um die Goldmedaille.Bugsay Boracay is one oft he oldest women’s team from the island and has joined the annual races since White Beach has been hosting this race in 2001. This strong team is built by many islanders with natural strength as well as by many kiteboarders and windsurfers from Bulabog Beach.  Olga and Simone - both coming from kiteboarding and windsurfing- create the engine in the back of the boat.

 

 

 

Gold für das Frauenteam an der Siegerehrung vom Internationalen Drachenboat Rennen 2013.Paddle hard- party harder! Finally 3 month efforts of daily training, early sleeping and lots of back pain was honored with  2 x Gold in 500m Women and Masters, 1x Silver and 1 x Bronze in 250m. Well don ladies!

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