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

Postby jkite231 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:41 am

Can anyone post some updates? Is everything as it used to be in relation to kitesurfing?

Is it beginner friendly? Thanks!

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

Postby Toby » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:07 am

Yes, all normal !

E-jeepney? I hope they banned all these noisy and stinky trikes (forgot their names).
Several local kite business owners already suggested many years ago to make all vehicles E on the island...mayor didn’t listen...hope that changed now. It got really annoying and bad for health and nature.

As bad as the new president is, as good he did for Boracay now. A change was needed!


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