Boracay International Funboard Cup in Boracay - Philippines

Windsurfing is rapidly becoming one of the most widely followed sporting events ion the country, and nowhere is this personified more so than in the Boracay International Funboard Cup, where the crowds and participants increase year after year.

The Boracay International Funboard Cup began in 1988 and is held every January 9 in the midst of Bolabog Beach and runs for six days. The registration fee costs 5,000 Philippine Pesos ($100) and is open to all windsurfing aficionados all over the world.

Those who want to watch the event do not have to pay anything; just simply head over to Bolabog and you can watch the games unfold. Getting to the beach is easy enough, as most drivers know its location, so getting there from White Beach will be no trouble.

One of the reasons why the Boracay International Funboard Cup is held in Bolabog is due to the prevailing winds around the beach, which is perfectly suitable for windsurfing. While White Beach may be the most popular, the waters there tend to be a little too shallow and serene. In contrast, Bolabog offers enough gustiness and waves to make it the ideal setting for windsurfing.

The participants at the Boracay International Funboard Cup compete for big prizes, and as such the level of action and intensity you will see is comparable with other sporting events. Obviously it is not just about the prizes but for those that love the game, it is also about being able showcase their ability and agility before fellow competitors and also the audience.

Besides windsurfing, there are other events included at the Boracay International Funboard Cup. There is the Boracay Cup Slalom, the Winduro and Expression Session, kitesurfing and Action Asia Speed Trials. All these games add even more excitement and entertainment value to the event.

For fans of the Boracay International Funboard Cup, just watching the windsurfing action is gratifying enough, but there is more to it than that. After the games are finished, there are parties and celebrations held on the beach, where the fans and the participants of the games can interact and get together.

The sight of windsurfers in action is an experience that visitors to the island always look forward to. As such, one can only expect the Boracay International Funboard Cup to continue the role it has been playing for the last 21 years: the being the premiere event for the best windsurfers around the world.