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Pundaquit Beach In San Antonio, Zambales

Updated on February 24, 2011

Pundaquit, San Antonio, Zambales

Zambales Surfing
Zambales Surfing
Zambales Beach
Zambales Beach


Pundaquit is a fishing village located in San Antonio, Zambales. During the monsoon season, surfers from different parts of Manila and from North of Luzon, travel to their favorite surfing paradise. Pundaquit was a previous location for Stonemney’s seminars and from then on, locals have adapted to riding the waves and swells of nearby shores.

It’s common to see locals surfing in Pundaquit. As a matter of fact, some beach resorts and locals rent out long and short boards and will be more than willing to teach you the basics for a small fee.

The best time to visit Pundaquit for your surfing adventure is the rainy and typhoon season. Low pressure areas from the open ocean build up wind. This then build up waves that drive different heights of swells that can bring even professional surfer the thrill of visiting and riding the waves of Pundaquit season after season.

It is also home to Zambapalooza Skimboarding Competition.


Where to go:
Camara Island
Camara Island is the closest island from the shores of Pundaquit Zambales. The island, like its close neighbor Capones, is also a big lump of rock with very little soil. Trees aren’t that many but because of the rock formations and angle of the island, it’s not hard to find shade and scenic spots for a great photo shoot.

Capones Island
Capones Island is one of the main attractions in Pundaquit Zambales. The island is actually a big lump of rock formation with very little soil. Beaches around the island aren’t that homie for the usual tourist mainly because of the sand and rock mixture from the crashing waves of the open ocean.

Getting there:
Pundaquit is 30 to 60 minutes away from Olongapo City which is only 3 hours away from Manila or take a bus to San Antonio, Zambales then riding a three-wheeled motorized vehicle to the glorious town of Pundaquit, check for daily schedules.


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