Ride the waves: Skimboarding in Asturias

Mother nature has certainly blessed Cebu with its abundance of beautiful  natural beaches and white sands. And it seems like it doesn’t just end there for with the rise of these attractions so does all the water activities that you can enjoy.

Skimboarding, also known as Skimming, can now be experienced in Asturias, Cebu. Located in Power Beach, this board sport is much similar to surfing only that this sport starts on the beach riding the thin waves using their momentum.

Photo from James Badili | Juan Victor Ilustrisimo | Jep Signe

Using a skimboard, which is much smaller than a surfboard and has no fins, they glide on the water’s surface while meeting an incoming breaking wave then ride it back to shore until it fades away.

Although there are injuries or bruises that comes with the sport, if the waters is calm and only produces small waves, there will be none of that and drowning is also nearly impossible because the sport is done in shallow waters.

Nevertheless, we should always be careful in every activity and we should all enjoy the sport safely.

Photo from James Badili | Juan Victor Ilustrisimo | Jep Signe
Photo from James Badili | Juan Victor Ilustrisimo | Jep Signe
Photo from James Badili | Juan Victor Ilustrisimo | Jep Signe
Photo from James Badili | Juan Victor Ilustrisimo | Jep Signe

Note: As policies frequently change due to the ongoing pandemic, it’s best to contact first the LGU’s Tourism Department prior to your visit.

RATES & OTHER INFORMATION

RATES:

  • Entrance Fee: P20 per head
  • Skimboard Rental: P100 for 1 hour

Other Information:

  • Opening hours: 8AM to 5PM daily
  • Asturias Tourism LGU: 0923-160-7074
  • Email address: N/A
  • Facebook Page: N/A

HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact location: Power Beach, Tangad, Poblacion, Asturias, Northwestern Cebu — approx. 2 hours away from Cebu City.

BY VHIRE (via Transcentral Highway): Take a V-hire from the Ayala terminal and drop off at either the Asturias Municipal Hall or Asturias Central Elementary School. From there, ride a habal-habal (motorbike) going to Power Beach.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Power Beach” in Poblacion, Asturias.



Marel Baluyos
Marel Baluyoshttp://www.sugbo.ph
"Cebu is my always."

Chemical Engineer / Associate Editor | Bantayan Island, Cebu

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