Bulabog Beach - Philippines
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Kitespot Bulabog Beach: What to expect?

On one of the Philippines islands, Boracay, about a 45 minute drive from Caticlan airport, you’ll find kitespot Bulabog Beach with its flat shallow lagoon.

Boracay is a small island located in the Sulu Sea and the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. It is known for its beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters, and constant winds, making it a popular destination for tourists and kitesurfers.


Kitespot Bulabog Beach has the strongest winds from December to March (20-30 knots). In November, March and April it is about 15-25 knots.

The wind at this spot is powered by 2 Monsoon winds:

  • Northeast Monsoon Amihan blows from November to April, about 15 to 30 knots, side onshore
  • Southwest Monsoon Habagat from June to October. Because this wind blows side off shore, it's not advised to kite with this wind.

Since Monsoon winds get their power from temperature differences between sea and land, the wind strength varies during the day.

The Northeast Monsoon Amihan is most strong during morning and the end of the day, when the seawater temperature is lower than the land temperature. So you’ll have the best chance to kite during the mornings and evenings.


Most used kitesize at this spot is 9m (70kg). However it is advised to bring all your kites in a range from 7m to 14m.

Water conditions

The reef, tide and the wind are of main influence on the water conditions at kitespot Bulabog Beach.

Expect flatwater if you stay around the reef, small waves if you pass the reef and bigger waves after a few days of 30 knots.

At mid-tide the water is flat and waist deep in the bay. At high tide the water is more choppy.

The water temperature is 25-28°C. So no need for a wetsuit. However it's advised to wear a long sleeve lycra, to protect you from the sun.

Launch Area

The launch area is dependent on tide, it’s very small at high tide.

Lessons & Gear

Get your lessons and gear at

Most kiteschools have the ability to store your gear, so you can start your session easily.


The beach gets very small during high tide and there are trees close to the waterfront. Keep this in mind while launching.

There are a few sea urchins around the reef. So it’s advised to wear booties if you’re a beginner.

Also be aware of the reef at any tide. Furthermore it’s not advised to ride close to low tide (1.5h). Because the reef is exposed out of the shallow water.

Level of riding

Kitespot Bulabog Beach is suitable for all rider levels during mid-tide.

At high tide it’s only advised to ride as a more experienced rider, since it’s hard to land or launch your kite with the narrow beach and trees.

Other activities

One of the main attractions of Boracay are its beaches, which are known for their white sands and clear waters. Some of the most popular beaches on the island include: White Beach, which is the main tourist area and offers a wide range of accommodation and activities; Bulabog Beach, which is, a popular spot for kiteboarding and other water sports; and Puka Beach, which is a quieter and more secluded, known for its beautiful sunsets.

In addition to its beaches, Boracay is also home to a range of activities and attractions, including scuba diving, snorkeling, and island hopping. The island is also home to a number of restaurants, bars, and clubs, making it a great place to relax and enjoy the nightlife.

How to get there

Get a rental or a bus from the airport. Navigate to spot with google maps.


From December to March (20-30 knots). In November, March and April it is about 15-25 knots.

Flat shallow water if you stay around the reef, small waves if you pass the reef and bigger waves after a few days of 30 knots.

No, not as far as we know.

No, a UV-lycra is advised however.