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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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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Funboard Center Boracay will finish the last windsurfing courses this week

Submitted by Simone on Thu, 04/11/2013 - 13:36

Bulabog Beach is still blessed with nice windy days. Just enough wind to make all windsurfers and kiteboarders happy. This week we will finish our last windsurfing course for intermediate windsurfers in jibing as the Carve-, Laydown or Duck jibe. Gido is the local windsurf instructor of Funboard Center Boracay. He has almost grown up on the surfboard and cruising the duck jibe as others riding a bike.

 

 

 

Windsurfing student Markus stays his first Duck jibe.It is still a big issue between many windsurfers, if the Carve- or Duck jibe is easier to learn. However- we still believe that the windsurf student should have some experiences in jibing and our windsurf instructors would never teach any other jibe frist. The duck jibe is definitely more stable in the carve as long as you will shift the sail in the right angle between 45 and 90 degrees and your body weight is centered forward. Too much weight on the back will shoot your windurfing board out of the water and you will loose control.

 

 

 

Faild Laydown jibe with windsurf instructor Simone at Funboard Center BoracaySo, don't worry if you do not progress in the first windsurfing-lesson. Nobody is perfect! Even our most experienced windsurf instructors failing once in a while ;-) As long you have fun while learning, the progress will come soon. Funboard Center Boracay will be closed from mid of April untill end of October. We all hope to see you next season on Boracay for another step into windsurfing or kiteboarding.

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Sunrise-Windsurfing and Kiteboarding at Bulabog Beach

Submitted by Simone on Wed, 03/20/2013 - 09:31

At Bulabog Beach you can see the first windsurfer and kiteboarder on the water before the sunlight will shed the early light on the bay. Flat water, consistant wind and clear runs make each early morning session- even without breakfast- to a fiull blast. Boracay counts its last days of the North-East-Monsun, Amihan. Within the next month the wind slowly turns to the the White Beach blowing from the South. Some of the kite schools will transfer to the other side and kite-courses are available during the off-season.

 

 

Sunrise windsurfing and kiteboarding at Bulabog Beach.For this season Gaastra has designed colourful sails, which are sparkeling like butterlies on the Bay. Kites in bright colours are replacing the sun before daybreak. Funboard Center Boracay welcomes all early birds after their first kite-and windsurfing session for breakfast at Café Tabou.

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Grand opening of the 25th International Funboard Cup Boracay

Submitted by Simone on Mon, 01/21/2013 - 11:26

This is the last day where all windsurfers and kiteboarders can sign up for the 25th International Funboard Cup in Boracay. International riders from Asia, Europe and Australia will compete the next 5 days in windsurfing and kitboarding diciplines as slalom, speed and freestyle. 8 years ago world-cup riders Dan Ellis (GRB), Gonzalo Costa-Hoevel (ARG), Lucia Horwood (GBR) and newcomer Connor Baxter (USA) have met at Bulabog Beach to compete. The forcast predict stong wind for the end of this week. For the next days the biggest sail, longest fin and lightest windsurfer will designate the best sailor. Gido Gelito (PHI) vom Funboard Center Boracay is a local rider and used to lightwind condition. This is his big challange to proof his strength against worlwide riders.

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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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Boracay International Funboard Cup 2013

Submitted by Simone on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 03:06

On January 21-26, 2013, the Boracay International Funboard Cup celebrates its 25th year. A homegrown Boracay event which started 25 years ago as a small gathering of windsurfer friends has turned into a spectacular annual international watersport and the the most popular windsurfing and kiteboarding event in Asia.The competition has made Bulabog Beach to Aisa's most famous kite- and windsurfing spot and attracts yearly more enthusiastic windsurfers and kiteboarders around the world. More than 100 participants worldwide are expected to participate the year.

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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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