Soak up some sun, enjoy the beach and experience your first surf at the 4th Bagasbas Summer Surf Festival on April 15 to 17 in Bagasbas Beach in Daet. The most anticipated summer event in the province of Camarines Norte has once again lined up exciting beach activities that will bring hundreds of sun, sand and surf lovers back to the surfing capital of the Bicol Region.
Surfing session starts with a 20 minute briefing on land and 30 minutes hands-on experience in the water with one is to one instructor student ratio. Learn to spot surfable waves, paddle into position and ride the waves. Board Rental and instructor’s fee are covered by the registration fee.
While waiting for your turn, choose among an array of beach activities such as Sport Climbing, Beach Volleyball, Beach Ultimate Frisbee and Dodgeball available for all participants.
After registration, collect your complimentary flip-flops from MOJO Slippers and Sandals, enjoy UNLIMITED cocktail mixes (in 4 hour session at a time), gourmet tea and special brews on offer at reasonable prices and get ready to party as the sun goes down for the much awaited Reggae and Ska Party by Coffee Break Islands and friend on April 16.
AMATEUR VOLLEYBALL CLINICS AND TOURNAMENT
Progressive Volleyball Center will coordinate and form teams right on site. So get ready for some intense beach volleyball competition or simply enjoy the spontaneous volleyball games organized for those who just want to play beach volleyball for fun.
BEACH ULTIMATE FRISBEE
Join the Frisbee Clinics and learn from the professionals. Organizers can hook you up with other Frisbee fanatics and let play in fun tournaments and scrimmages. Sunken Pleasure & Espana United Frisbee Clubs are going to play at the beach with YOU
Relive one of your childhood games right on the beach. The Dodgeball Association of the Philippines will be there to get you all involved in this sport. It’s guaranteed fun, but don’t stay in one spot too long laughing, that ball can sting if it gets you!
Power Up Climbing Gym brings the wall closer to you. Learn to climb for FREE with Power Up’ climbing gurus or join the Team Speed Climbing event organized for group of friends and sports team who will be at the event.
Register early at www.pakyaw.com.ph to get an early-bird discount. On-site registration is on the beach at the Secretariat Booth (P800). Pre-registration P400 only thru: www.pakyaw.com.ph selling dates will be for 4 days within the next 2 weeks. Log on and create an account through the website to avail of the discount. Only 300 slots will be entertained.
What you get:
a. One surf session, inclusive of board rental and instructor ( worth P400 )
b .One event shirt ( worth P250 )
c. The right to join the clinics offered ( each sport being taught to you for 2 hours each… worth P200/sport )
d. One pair of MOJO slippers ( worth P350 )
e. A great beach party with Coffee Break Island on April 10, pumping reggae and ska beats into the summer night ( cover charge worth P150 at 70’s Bistro )
a. Onsite registration is P800
b. Food – Pack your own food or try local restaurants
c. Lodging – Cheap hostels and pitching of tents are available
d. Transportation - by AC bus P980 round trip ( on Superlines )
e. Island hopping tours P850 to P1350,
Accommodation in Bagasbas
Area Code (054)
Canimog Hotel – 440 – 2029 / 721 – 5318l
Daet Hotel – 571 – 2512
Daet Apartelle – 721 – 5520 / 571 – 2693
Diamond Motor Lodge – 571 – 2136 / 721 – 5527
Dolor Hotel – 721 – 2167 / 440 – 7070
Nathaniel Apartelle - 440 – 3395 / 721 - 1362
Pinoy Hotel – 440 – 0410
Regine Joy Apartelle – 721 – 1420 / 721 – 5250
Royal Orchids Hotel – 605 – 0066
Sampaguita Tourist Inn – 571 – 2258 / 440 – 8585
Travellers Hotel – 440 – 1521
*Travellers Inn – 721 – 2993
*Hebris Pent hauz - 721 – 2373
Irish Travel Lodge – 440 – 6151
Labo Apartelle – 585 – 2405
Mines Hotel – 721 - 1403 / 571 – 2734
Mega Star Hotel – 721 - 1600 / 605 – 0024
Habibi Apartelle – CP 0921 – 9759770
Villa Mila Hotel – 721 – 5107
*Auro Hotel – CP 0921 – 2240461
*Lodging houses near the beach
How to Get to Bagasbas Beach
Do it Yourself
Ride a bus (PHILTRANCO or SUPERLINES) en route to Daet from Cubao Bus Terminal or Pasay City Bus Terminal. Air conditoned bus is around P800-1000 while non-AC bus is around P300-500. From Daet, ride a tricycle to Bagasbas Beach. Fare for special trip is P50 maximum of 3 persons
“For Superlines, there are only 2 trips 9:00pm and 9:30pm. Both trips reach Daet at around 6am. ( this is best for the event, so you get to check in and register early on Day 1 ). TRAVEL TIP: reserve and purchase seats a day before or in the morning of your trip to avoid running out of seats.”
PHILTRANCO – Leaves at 9:00pm and arrives at 4:am with few stops
Cubao (02)722-7567, Pasay (02) 851-5420, Daet (054)721-4350
SUPERLINES – Leaves at 9:00pm and 9:30pm and arrives at 6:am
Daet (054) 571-2225, Cubao(02)414-3319
Join a Package Tour
The most HASSLE FREE way is to join the Chartered Trips of Planes and Places Travel Services, with bus booking, hotel accommodation, meals planned… even unlimited drinks at the event through BAR ON THE RUN. Go to Surfing Bagasbas on Facebook and look for them there.
Other Things to Do on the Island
North of Bagasbas Beach is Calaguas Island. This place is known for powdery white sand supposedly the finest in the country. The trip to this island is still at its pure form but made snazzy. It’s an overnight trip with tent lodging, but with the refinements of catered and exquisitely prepared food. It will take 2 days, so you might want to extend your Sunday home trip to Monday and do Calaguas April 17-18. Boat transfers, tent rentals, 2 meals with snacks, generator rental and island environmental fees, SPECIAL OFFER for Participants, P1,350. Normal rates range between P1,800 to P2,300. Contact Provincial Tourism Office /AMABLE 0930-4938054
South of Bagasbas Beach is Mercedes town, jump off for the Apuao Island tour. Apuao Grande Island was a private Australian run island with its own air strip, golf course and retirement village. This was ultra exclusive, non guests had no access to it, until now! Visit Apuao, see why the Australians loved this island so much. Take a short trek to its highest point and see a view like no other… You’ll love the Philippines even more when you see what we have hidden in our islands. Day tour, picked up from Bagasbas, speed boat rental, lunch and a snack, P850. You can opt to do this on your second day at the beach if the sports don’t attract you. Contact Boy 0999-3779986.
This event is presented by The Province of Camarines Norte and MOJO Slippers and Sandals with support from DOT Region 5.
It is also supported by, Progressive Volleyball Center, Power Up Climbing Gyms, Dodgeball Association of the Philippines, Espana United and Sunken Pleasure Ultimate Frisbee Clubs.
Official Partners: MarketingVille, Pakyaw.com, Planes and Places, Bar on the Run
Source: Mr. Joey Cuerdo