- 17 September 2012 | Windsurfing
The RS:One windsurfing class will have the chance to prove its competitiveness in the inaugural world championships, in Boracay.
The beautiful and small island of the Philippines will welcome the 2012 RS:One World Championships, between 10th-15th December 2012.
Boracay Island is located in the Visayas region, the heart of the Philippine archipelago, approximately 315 kilometres (196 miles) south of Manila. The island is only seven kilometers long, dog-bone shaped with the narrowest spot being less than one kilometer wide.
Bulabog Beach, known as the mecca for windsurfing and kiteboarding in Asia, prides itself of playing host to the adrenaline-filled water and wind sports, particularly when the northeasterly winds or "Amihan" are blowing.
During this season, from November to May, the wind takes Bulabog Beach into new heights and begins a season of non-stop rush of excitement and an entertaining spectacle of riding prowess.
The features of Bulabog Beach are perfect for these two sports because of the flat water, on/side shore winds, shallow and reef protected lagoon. The water temperature expected in December is 28° C and air temperature will be around 30ºC.
"The real advantage that Boracay has over other Asian destinations is the reliability of the north easterly wind. To organize major events, we need reliable conditions and this is what Boracay offers plus an exciting night life off the water!", explains Neil Pryde.
One of the people behind The Boracay Beach Resort is Nenette Graf, an international windsurfing champion and Asia's fastest woman, who also operates a windsurfing and kitesurfing school on the island.