Funboard center - 10 years on Boracay island

Submitted by edgar on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 09:14

Yesterday was a big day for Funboard Center Boracay. A new Spanish tapas bar was opened last night at the schools own Tabou cafe. About 100 guests that gathered to the official opening ceremony could also congratulate the school with 10 year anniversary.

The beginning of the peak season at Funboard Center Boracay looks very promising. After two days of low wind all our kitesurfing and windsurfing instructors are fully busy teaching. 5 kitesurfing instructors and 2 windsurfing instructors were all together in the the water with their students this morning.

"We are encouraged by the number of advanced bookings and walk-ins," stated school owner Simone, "this means that people did not change their holiday plans after seeing scary news about typhoon Haiyan on the news. Boracay island suffered no significant damage from the strong wind so it still the home place for one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. And of course the number one spot for kitesurfing and windsurfing in Asia".

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The kite- and windsurfing season at Bulabog starts with 18 knots Beach

Submitted by Simone on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 03:13

The windsurf-and kiteboarding season at Bulabog Beach on Boracay Island is ready to start: just in time the wind has switched from White Beach to Bulabog and the Amihan wind welcomes all wind-and kitesurfer with inviting 18 knots. The Funboard Center Boracay is in its last preparation and starts these days with the first kite courses in great wind condition. The latest equipment for the rental of windsurf- and kite material has already arrived on the Philippines and the next windsurf courses are planed for November 1st.

 

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KTA Boracay 2013 - Women's final placing

Submitted by Simone on Sun, 04/07/2013 - 15:07

Boracay-Philippinen-1st Place- before-Japan-and Thailand-at-KtaKathrin Borgwardt could finish first on this year's Kta Kiteboard Tour Asia on Boracay followed by Thailand and Japan. She has chosen Boracay to her second home and has entered almost all kitesurfing competition in Asia since the foundation of Kta-Asian Kiteboard Championship Tour. Many local and new blood kiteboarders have been inspired by her unlimited enthusiasm and put their feet into the professional kiteboarding career.

 

Funboard Center Boracay and Kiteschool Darss join Kitesurfing and Yoga.The Funboard Center Boracay and Kathrin celebrate theirs 10th jubilee on Boracay Island. The storry of Funboard Center Boracay has started in 2003 with Windsurfing and expanded within a short time to a multifunctional watersport center including Kitesurfing, SUP, Yoga and a Coffee-Shop. Kathrin is a passionate kitesurfer and has started as the first femal kite-instructor in Boracay. She runs since many years  " Surfer's Home", a small resort at Bulabog Beach. Additionally she organizes Kite-Safaris, SUP- and Trekkingtours on the Philippines. This April the Kite-and Windsurfseason comes to an end and during the summer break Simone from Funboard Center and Kathrin arrange with the Kiteschool Darss the first Kite and Yoga -Event in Germany. For next October we have new events on Boracay in mind......

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Final results of the 4th Kite Asia Tour in Boracay

Submitted by Simone on Mon, 04/01/2013 - 03:00

Kite Tour Asia 2013 with Taner Aykurt as 2nd Runner up.

Round 3 of the KTA Asian Kiteboard Championship Tour has finished with great results for Boracay's local riders. It was Easter week and it was crazy anyway on the island...Bulabog beach it’s great one to be part of, especially when all kiteboarders all over the world come together to make this event even more spectacular. Asian's top kiteboarders will meet soon for the 4th round in China on Pingtan Island on May 8th.

 

Kta 2013 with Taner Aykurt leading on the 1st day.

Results of the 3rd round of the Kite Asia Tour 2013Taner Akurt was missing the event in Thailand, but caught up back on Boracay with the 3rd place after Ken Nacor PHI, sponsored by Cabrinha. The Champion is Narapichit Pudla from Thailand, sponsored by Ozone. Taner left his raceboard from NORTH with Funboard Center Boracay to let the team train for the next season and make all Kite-instructors joining at the 5th event of the Kite Asia Tour in 2014. With the forecasts improving everyday we might start already next week...

 

 

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Boracay's 5th Annual Yoga Teacher Training

Submitted by Simone on Fri, 03/08/2013 - 12:47

Yoga is a great foundation for windsurfing and kiteboarding. “Core stability”, “stetching” & "centering" increases the time on the water and open your mind for more progress! Boracay Funboard Center itself offers many classes for daily practise and experienced a huge increase of kiteboarders and windsurfers not only to kill the time on non-windy days, but to be challended by the real blast. Funboard Center Boracay is the only kite- and windsurf school, whose instructors are as well trained in different Yoga- methods. Boracay-Greenpath TT,  the longest running annual teacher training program in the Philippines will held a 200 hours course in coming May. For application and registration get in contact with kaz.castillo@gmail.com.

 

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Kiteboarding courses at Bulabog Beach

Submitted by Simone on Sun, 02/24/2013 - 14:29

Bulabog Beach presents again it's bright side: Sunshine, clear blue sky and inviting wind condition for kiteboarding and windsurfing. Watertemperatur up to 26 degrees do not only warming the heart of every Windsurfer and Kiteboarder; but allows long kite-lessons without getting cold feet ;-)  Funboard Center Boracay is located at an expanded beach and gives all students more safty while landing and launching the kite. An offshore sandbar allows kite-teaching in knee deep water even if the water level gets high.

 

 

Tanner, our turkish kite-instructor, is a multi-awarded champion in kiteboarding and introduce all advanced kiteboarders to the first free style moves as jumps, graps or transitions. After a short briefing at the beach, Tanner sends the kite-student on the water while he will catch the first moves on video. Back onshore he explains the kitestudent- mostley with a fesh fruit shake at Café Tabou- incorrect kite or board control, well shown on the movie. Physical encouraged and mentaly prepared both go back to the water for more praxis. Satisfaction guaranteed!

 

 

 

 

 

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IKO-Certified Kitesurfing-Courses at Funboard Center Boracay

Submitted by Simone on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 13:08

Our goal is not only for you to become an independent kitesurfer. The main focus is to ensure that you learn all about the safety-system to know the true promise of kiteboarding. Therefore all kite-instructors of Funboard Center Boracay are IKO certified and are following the international IKO teaching standards. We are teaching all the courses on a new kite gear from Slingshot, mostly on the Rally, which is a perfect kite for beginner and intermediate kiteboarders. A qualified instructor will always be with you and all of our kites are equipped with safety systems. As a student you will always wear an impact vest and a helmet to secure your saftey.

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Perfect condition at Bulabog Beach for Wind-and Kitesurfing

Submitted by Simone on Sat, 01/19/2013 - 08:23

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Another day with 25 knots and more of wind and beautifull sunny weather at Bulabog Beach makes the windsurfers and kiteboarders happy.The low tide in the morning keeps the water flat and shallow: ideal for all kiteboarders to improve speed and jumps while the windsurfers still waiting at the beach for more water coming in. As soon as the water level is high enough the kiteteachers are ready to give their first lessons to make sure the kitestudents are in safe condition. When everyone is pretty exhausted and the high tide creates nice waves, it's time to send all windsurfers out. Gido and Simone take every single hour to get ready for the coming Boracay International Funboard Cup next week. What a great spot :-)

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Funboard Center Boracay celebrate Christmas on the Philippines

Submitted by Simone on Sun, 12/23/2012 - 12:35

Funboard Center Boracay wishes all our friends, guest, kiteboarders and windsurfers, potential costumers a wonderfull Christmas and a Happy New Year. Father Christmas arrived early on the Philippines with a present of good wind. The season ends with perfect windy days and the forcast promised more than 40 knots. We all hope this a good sign of the wind to come the following year and gives all kiteboarders and windsurfers at Bulabog Beach a big smile.

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10 Years Funboard Center Boracay

Submitted by Simone on Fri, 12/14/2012 - 16:51

Windsurfing with Funboard Center Boarcay at Bulabog Beach in 2003.Only a few days to go for the 10th anniversary: in 2003 Funboard Center Boracay celebrated his grand opening and melt windsurfers and kiteboarder from all over the world at Asien's best windsurfing and kiteboarding spot on Boracay Island. Many costumer appreciate the great ambiance, a wide service, as well as windsurf- and kiteboarding rental and teaching united below one roof. Even after almost 10 years most costumers do not mind a long journey to reach Boracay Island and spend their holidays cruising along the Bulabog Beach with on-shore wind, named Amihan, on clear water smooth as glass. Every season returning guest and familiar faces meet at Funboard Center Boracay. The Cafe Tabou has been developed to a real chatroom and windsurfers and kiteboarders exchange their newest tricks while having a café latte with homemade cake. Very fast they feel like being at home.

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