Monday, May 31, 2010

Wakeboarding at CWC [My World-Tuesday]

An alternative water sport, wakeboarding is a relatively new sport in the Philippines. It caught a hype about 5 years ago after celebrities were seen on TV enjoying the sport. Many sports organizations, and even the government, recognized the sport's potential for local and foreign tourism. Thus, the CamSur Watersports Complex (CWC) was established in 2006. It's a six-hectare wakeboarding park in Pili, Camarines Sur---a town 343 kilometers (or about 213 miles) from Manila and 15 kilometers away from Naga City, the nearest airport. The complex is considered the first world-class local government-operated watersports facility in Asia.

Mount Isarog at the background

Wakeboarding sets the extreme action to full motion via 8 to 12 meters of an overhead cable, allowing the wakeboarder to cruise the water surface through specially designed pylons. With the cables running clockwise between 20-65 km/h speeds around the biggest man-made lake track built for wakeboarding, the rider circles the track via different strokes of gliding motions while the speed lets him do exhibitions on the built-in ramps and all sorts of flips. (Source: eTravel Pilipinas)

CWC can be reached by bus, by train or by plane from Manila via Naga City. By bus or train, travel time from Manila to Naga City and Pili is about 8-9 hours. Flights from Manila to Naga City are also available daily with an estimated travel time of 45 minutes.

This complex also offers cottages, restaurants, a swimming pool, pro-shops, spas, huts and grand stands for guests.


My contribution to My World-Tuesday

20 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Looks like a lot of fun and what a lovely place! Love your photos! Hope you have a wonderful week! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Khim said...

Looks like a nice palce to visit...

Thanks for sharing this place never been to naga before...is it a tourist place? hopefully not really don´t like to explore or visit a place with a lot´s of tourist...hehehe!

have a good week ahead...

EG Wow said...

This looks like a water sport that would attracts many tourists, especially young males, to your world. :)

Lara Neusiedler said...

looks like a lot of fun!!

Photo Cache said...

Sure looks like one heck of a fun time going there. I'll be the one just taking photos than participating in that activity.

Indrani said...

What a great place to sport and relax. Nothing like combining adventure with holiday.

magiceye said...

must be such a thrill!

J Bar said...

Top shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Mridula said...

I wonder how long it will take me to fall of if I ever tried it!

Ann said...

Love water sports, but never heard of that one. It looks like good fun.

Joahna Vern said...

Oh, how wonderful! I really would love to go wakeboarding but there ain't a place here in our city for that. :( ..

Mark Kreider said...

Hi Miranda... you've got a very nice blog here. I have a few blogger friends in the P.Is. with each one showing me the wonders of your country that are all new and special to me. I'm so thankful to MWTuesday for making it easily possible to meet new people from the world over. P.S. I love your food photography.

ladyfi said...

What fun.. and a gorgeous sunset to round off the day. Your footbridge shot from Sunday is just stunning too!

Wolynski said...

Never heard of wakeboarding before - looks like fun. Safer than the big waves involved in surfing.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Luna: What a fun sport, I see they have some jumps to experience.

Jenn Jilks said...

I love the photos, but loathe the sport. It has ruined our little lake in My Muskoka !. The boats are noisy and irritating.

the donG said...

actually a world class site. i once tried it there doing kneeboard and it was fun. but my arms was on pain for a week. hahaha...

Ebie said...

My first time to know about this sports. I think I need to have good balance to do this sport!

Dave said...

looks like a fun day, thanks for sharing our world to others.

Lew said...

Looks like a fun sport! You have many beautiful watery spots in the Philippines.