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  • Writer's pictureRoi Peretz

Pagudpud Kite Surfing, One of the Best Kite Surfing Spots in the Philippines

Updated: Dec 19, 2023


Kingfisher Beach resort

Pagudpud Peninsula Coast:

Pagudpud is a municipality located at the northernmost tip of Luzon, the largest island in the Philippines. It is part of Ilocos Norte province and is well-known for its tranquil and unspoiled beaches. The coastline of Pagudpud Peninsula offers a mix of rocky shores, sandy beaches, and high cliffs, creating a dramatic and breathtaking scenery.


Kite Surfing Potential:

This area of the Philippines is filled with great and consistent wind throughout the year. The most windy period is from October until March when each day is a perfect day for kite surfing.

At Pagudpud coast you can find spots with small and big waves as well as flat water lagoons, its diversity makes it a perfect place for experienced and beginner kite surfers.

This makes kite surfing in Pagudpud one of the best kite surfing spots.


Kitesurfing Pagudpud

Wave kitesurfing

The spot:


Water -

  • Type: Chop, Small wave, Medium wave, Big wave

  • Hazards: Reefs, Corals

  • Quality: Crystal clear

  • Best Tide: High tide, Coming tide

Water levels vary from day to day. Sometimes it is high tide in the morning and low tide midday and high tide again in the late afternoon. The area in front of the beach is mostly flattish water, then there's a reef out where the waves break. The waves are dominantly right-hander waves, breaking over a shallow but mostly safe reef. There are two coral heads that stick up close to the surface in the impact zone even at high tide, so watch out for those two.


Beach -

  • Type: Sand, Pebbles

  • Size: Small

  • Hazards: Trees

  • Beach Users: None

It's a white beach with crushed corals. There are trees on the beach and the wind can be very gusty, so be careful when launching and landing.


Weather -


There are only two seasons in the Philippines: rainy and summer. During the months of March to May, you can get away with wearing just shorts. During the months of October to February, wind speed picks up immensely and it gets really chilly. During the summer months, it can still get a bit cold at night so guests are advised to pack jackets.


Wind -

  • Best Months: October, November, December, January, February, March

  • Wind Type: Trade

  • Best Direction: NE

  • Main Direction: NE, ENE, E

The wind is generally good here during the NE monsoon but can vary greatly from day to day and week to week. Bring both a small and a big kite. The wind can get quite gusty, particularly when the wind comes from a more easterly direction.



Kitesurfing Paradise


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