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Boracay set to reopen. But did they ban kitesurfing?

Postby fun2kite » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:08 pm

Video 2:10 says no watersports within 100 meters of the beach..

https://www.facebook.com/CNNPhilippines ... 340477807/

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Re: Boracay set to reopen. But did they ban kitesurfing?

Postby Toby » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:17 pm

Oh wow...yes, sounds like it.
I will check with locals...but that would kill kiting on Boracay for sure.

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Re: Boracay set to reopen. But did they ban kitesurfing?

Postby jyka » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:07 pm

Maybe 100 meters rule is only on white beach? (opposite side of the island of bulabog beach)

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Re: Boracay set to reopen. But did they ban kitesurfing?

Postby Toby » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:12 pm

Hopefully!

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Re: Boracay set to reopen. But did they ban kitesurfing?

Postby Slappysan » Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:43 pm

Just read an article stating:

Among the new restrictions:

- A ban on beachside drinking, smoking, bonfires and barbeques
- A prohibition on pets, umbrellas and beach chairs
- No more water sports, including jet skiing, kite-boarding, and for the time-being, scuba diving
- The closure of the island's three casinos
- No more plastic straws, cups or bottles allowed on the island
- Official approval is now needed to build sand castles
- Public vomiting is verboten

Dunno how legit it was though, it seems that watersports might still be allowed in designated zones.

There is also this CNN article: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/bora ... index.html
which includes this info graphic:
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Re: Boracay set to reopen. But did they ban kitesurfing?

Postby Toby » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:30 pm

Not banned !

They just opened the season!
the problem is the motorboats. not the divers, sailing boats and kitesurfers.


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