Kiteboard Worldcup 2013 in Turkey

Submitted by Simone on Wed, 07/31/2013 - 08:44

Taner Aykurt, professional Kiteboarder, Kiteschool-owner and Guest Kite-Instructor at  Funboard Center Boracay will join the Burn Kiteboard Worldcup 2013 in Turkey. Taner runs his own Kitschool in the south of Turkey, in Fethije. Professional Kiteboarders from all over the world will meet at Burc Beach near Istanbul on  August 20th, 2013 and compete in Slalom-Racing. As additional attraction a Frestyle Kitemaster Competition will be held. Good luck, Taner!

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Funboard Center Boracay accompanied by Artifishal.com

Submitted by Simone on Tue, 07/23/2013 - 10:25

Jacques second home is the underwaterworld. Artifishal's filmmakers - based in Boracay Island, Philippines - have been filming in the underwater world of the North-Pacific and the South-Chinese-Sea since 1998.  They produce high-quality footage and documentaries for  WWF, National Geographic and  Lufthansa. “Discover the Blue” is their favorite, long-term project and presents interesting facts of the tropical sea-dweller, diving destinations and other sea-related topics.

 

 

 

Die White Beach auf Boracay Island im Mai 2013.

Jacques and Kirsten had lived at Bulabog Beach for many years and got very close friends of Funboard Center Boracay during that period. We are very thankful for the beautiful pictures, they have taken during our day-trip from Boracay to Union Beach. The family left Boracay via Africa back to Noth-Germany in 2009 and still follows their passion and keeps taking shots from the local flora and fauna.

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BBQ at Union Beach

Submitted by Simone on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 14:00

You have reached your destination!  After a long beach walk we suddenly catch the first kite school like an oasis in the desert. They are placed between shady palmtrees close to the shore made out of bamboo and palmleaves. The lovley garden invites to chill out and a huge green field offers space for resting and avoids any sand in your kite gear. Slightly exhausted and thirsty we can't wait to get the first St. Miguel beer and we launch into the small bar.

 

 

 

Funboard Center Boracay has BBQ at Union Beach on Panay Island, Philippinen.Our guys are looking for a fire place while the kids playing at the beach, sightseers explorer Union Beach and Prezel and Andy's wife preparing the local tuna and native chicken, a Philippine National dish. Café Tabou from Funboard Center has donate fresh salads, homemade bread and brownies.

As well at Union Beach the kite season slowly comes to an end. Only a few random winddays are left for the last ride on the kiteboard. We decide to leave our kite gear on the boot and enjoy the faineance, our BBQ and instead we have some small talks about wind-or kitesurfing at Bulbog Beach.

 

Kitesurfers from Funboard Center Boracay on the way back to White Beach.Our target is to arrive at White Beach before sunset. But the low tide has thrown a spanner into our plan... only slowly the water comes back into the bay of Union beach and our outrigger-boot is waiting 1km off-shore.  Luckely we have low tide- otherwise the daytrip has been rained off ;-)

 

 

 

 

Explorer the Philippines by bicycle from Panay to Boracay Island.Stephan keeps the group in good mood and tries to reach the outrigger boot with his bicycle. No matter if you get wet feed while kiting or biking...

 

 

 

 

 

From Union Beach back to Boracay Island with local outrigger-boats from Panay.Without further ado Andy decides to cross the group with a small fisher boat to the waiting outrigger. As more our trip runs against the plan, the group becomes more funny and admires the natural manners of the philippine mentality.  Four times he has to cross the bay to board all group members without getting tired and keeps smiling. Loaded on board we are enjoying the sunset on our way back to Boracay. To watch the sunset directly from the water while having a chilled St.Miguel beer is such an amazing experience and creates the highlight of our daytrip to Union beach.

 

 

Nightime at White Beach on Boracaay Island, Philippines.Luckely we arrive at White Beach after nightfall to recognize the beautiful chain of lights sparkling through the palm groves, reflected by the water. After one day at the unspoiled Union Beach we feel like living in a city.  But already next day we all agreed that Union Beach is worth to visit, but we all don't want to miss the huge choise on Boracay from Diving, Yoga, Wind-and Kitesurfing as well as swimming and dining at White Beach. We are looking forward to our next daytrip or downwinder to Boracay as well as coming back to Boracay for sunset :-)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Funboard Center Boracay arrives at Union Beach

Submitted by Simone on Sat, 07/20/2013 - 22:18

After 40 min cruising alongside the legendary White Beach, passing around the north corner of Boracay Island as well as Crocodil Island, we are on target for Panay. The white sand of Union Beach, the new kitespot not far from Boracay, is the first we can catch. Three kites schools have been established and welcome every kiteboarder, who has started a downwinder from Bulabog Beach. They offer drinks, snacks, and accommodation for kitesurfers, who wants to stay overnight.

 

 

Island-Hopping from Boracay Island to Union Beach, the new kitepot on Panay.All kitesurfers appreciate the shallow water at Union beach. The smooth surface invites to try freestyle moves and knee deep water simplifies the kite courses. Just our local boatsman was not so happy when the keel got stucked and the group had to leave the boat 500m before Union Beach. Like someone shipwrecked our group took all their belongings and wade through the flat water. Everyone enjoys the litte unexpected adventure. The Funboard Center Boracay offers daytrips and downwinder from Bulabog to Union Beach.

 

 

Unspoiled tropical island as Union beach on the Philippines.The long walk to the first kite school passes long stretches of unspoiled strandlines. Fischerboats are parking inbetween palmtrees close to the white beaches. "Tropical Island pure" reminds at Boracay 10 years ago, when accomodtion, restaurants as well as Kite-and Windsurf schools were still rarity. These days White Beach belongs to the most popular vacation destination and offers international cuisine, accommodation in all price ranges and more than 10 professional wind-and kitesurfschools.

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Funboard Center Boracay on the way to Union Beach II

Submitted by Simone on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 23:29

Island hoping from Boracay island to the new kitespot Union beach on the Philippines.Some sweet rewarding for the little wind-and kitesurfer at Funboard Center Boracay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As we can not start our boattrip at Bulabog Beach because of the low tide, the boatsman quickly decided to leave at White Beach. As soon as we can see the amazing turqouise water reflected by the sun, we got more and more excited. Equiped with provisions, Kite-gear, SUP, Bicycle and some sweed for our youngest wind-and kitesurfer we can start crossing the sea. All are quite curious how's the new kite-spot like...

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Funboard Center Boracay on the way to Union Beach

Submitted by Simone on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 00:32

The wind-and kiteboarding season at Bulabog Beach comes to an end. While waiting for the Habagt-season on White Beach, Funboard Center Boracay offers sailing trips and island hopping to the neighbour islands . Cruising on the local outrigger boat at sun set is always an adventure. This time we have chosen Union Beach at the northwesterly end of Panay- not far from Boracay Island- which invites all windsurfer and kiteboarder for downwinder starting from Bulabog Beach. Shallow water allows kitesurfer students easy learning and experienced rider enough space for the first freestyle moves.
 

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