6 Days - Chase Waves in the Birthplace of Philippine Surfing

Baler, Philippines

All year round


Good to know

● 5 nights, 6 days accomodation at Balai by Dogtown, Nalu Surf Camp, or Kahanamoku

● Daily lessons + surf theory and analysis

● Land tour

● Wellness class (Yoga/Stretch)


Language: English

Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Min. Bookings: 1

Max. Participants: 15 pax


Many theories point to Baler as the birthplace of Philippine surfing - surprisingly not thanks to Aussie locals venturing the world looking for new spots to discover, though. This was all thanks to Francis Ford Coppola, who chose the quiet coastal town as his setting for some scenes in the classic film Apocalypse Now.

But whether or not the first wave in the Philippines was ridden in Baler, the town’s incredible beach breaks make it a must-visit. If you’re an advanced surfer, the fast reef breaks will surely get your heart pumping.

The idyllic town of Baler captures the quaint surf town charm many surfers are looking for. Perhaps this is why a lot of city dwellers now call it their home.

Where you’ll stay

Shared Room

Discover the essence of community and affordability with our shared rooms.

Private Room

Enjoy your own personal space for a relaxing and exclusive stay.

Cancellation Policy

Please send an inquiry for cancellation policy details.

This is the plan

Day 1 (Arrival)


Airport transfer (NAIA to baler)




Surf theory and lesson (if applicable)


Welcome dinner at a Filipino restaurant

Day 2:



Surf lesson wth video and photo


Surf lesson wth video and photo

Day 3:

Morning to afternoon:

Baler day tour with traditional boodle fight

(Mother Falls/Balete Tree, boat tour at Dicalasarin cove)

Day 4:

Yoga class

Surf lesson wth video and photo


Free time

Day 5:


Surf lesson wth video and photo


Surf lesson wth video and photo


Surf analysis

Farewell dinner

Day 6:

Leave Baler

What’s included

  • Airport transfer (Manila to Baler , Baler to Manila)
  • 5 nights, 6 days accommodation
  • Free breakfast
  • Surf classes
  • Surf theory classes
  • Surf equipment (except rash guard)
  • Surf photos and videos (for surf analysis)
  • Yoga class
  • Baler tour
  • Traditional Filipino boodle meal

What's not included

● Travel Insurance

● Additional activities

● Additional meals

● Personal expenses

What to bring

Comfortable clothes for surfing (rashguard recommended) and yoga



Meet the instructors

Tiara Mejos and Mario Cardama

Tiara Mejos and Mario Cardama are longtime friends and business partners who both chose to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city to live a simpler life in the province. Mario will focus on enriching the surfing capabilities of guests to ensure that they have a surf trip to remember. Meanwhile, Tiara will take charge of the tours and other wellness activities.

Other things to-do (not included in the program)

Baler may be a small town, but its gastronomy scene rivals some of the biggest cities in the Philippines. Baler offers fresh seafood and local ingredients that are re unmatched in taste and quality. The locals take pride in their dishes, from the famous Pako salad to the mouthwatering grilled fish.

Baler is also home to incredible restaurants and homegrown brands such as The Shack, Kusina Luntian, Charlie Does, and Nanay Pacing.

Where you’ll be

Baler, Philippines

Booking Details

5 nights 6 days


USD 1, 350.00

Why choose SatoriCamp?

  • Travel Experience

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  • Unique Activities

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