Despite having thousands of square kilometers of perfectly suitable bays and lakes available, wakeboarding in the Philippines is most popular in man-made wakeboarding parks - partly because the wakeboarding parks allow year-round wakeboarding and partly due to the lower cost of winch-driven, cable wakeboarding compared to tow-by-speedboat wakeboarding.
Wakeboarding parks are in operation in: Calatagan, Batangas; and, in Naga, Camarines Sur. Within 2009 two more wakeboarding parks are slated to open: in Mintal, Davao; and, Clark / Angeles City, Pampanga.
The Largest Wakeboarding Park in the Philippines
The largest wakeboarding park in the Philippines (also the largest wakeboarding park in South East Asia) is the Deca Wakeboarding Park
located in Mintal, Davao City, just a 30-minute taxi ride from Davao International Airport
. The Deca Wakeboard Park, Davao, opened on 16 December 2009.
To get to Mintal, Davao, you can fly direct to Davao City from Manila international airport NAIA
or Mactan Cebu International Airport
and then take the 30-minute taxi ride to the Deca Wakeboard Park. Note: some international airlines from around Asia also fly to Davao International Airport.
The Oldest Wakeboarding Park in the Philippines
The oldest wakeboarding park in the Philippines is located near Naga City, Camarines Sur - the Camarines Wakeboarding Center (CWC). Every year the Camarines Wakeboarding Center hosts the Asia leg of the Wakeboarding World Championships. The park has undergone repeated expansion and caters for more than just wakeboarding . . . it is more of a water sports theme park.
To get to Camarines Wakeboarding Center you can fly direct from Manila to Pili - Naga Airport
. From the airport it's a 20-minute taxi ride to the CWC.
The Smallest Wakeboarding Park In The Philippines
The smallest wakeboarding park in the Philippines (possibly the smallest wakeboarding park in Asia) is actually a mobile park, complete with two temporary swimming pools and a super responsive wakeboard winch, operated by Stoked, Inc. Ordinarily resident at the Lago De Oro Cable Park, Calatagan, Batangas, the mobile wakeboarding park is available for hire virtually anywhere in the country; the mobile wakeboarding park was used as a star exhibit at the Sea-Expo Philippine Boat Show 2009 at the Mall of Asia, Pasay City, Metro Manila.
A Selection Of Other Wakeboarding Places In The Philippines
Wakeboarding Lakes: Caliraya Lake, Laguna; Taal Lake, Batangas.
Wakeboarding Bays: Subic Bay, Zambales; Puerto Galera, Or. Mindoro; Busuanga, Northern Palawan.