Boracay Holds 26th International Funboard Cup This Month

If you are looking for a cool event to check out this month, then head down to Boracay – one of the country’s most popular beach destinations frequented not only by locals, but also foreigners from around the world. This island is also considered one of the summer capitals in the Philippines, Asia and the rest of the world, what with its endless stretch of fine white sand and crystal blue waters. So if you’ll be in this side of the country by the end of the month, watch out for exciting events.

Boracay Funboard Cup
Boracay Funboard Cup

One of the up and coming events in the island is the Boracay International Funboard Cup, which will happen on January 26 – 31, 2015. It’s one of the most well renowned events that water sports enthusiasts will really be excited about.

The Boracay International Funboard Cup is believed to be the most popular windsurfing and kitesurfing event not only in the Philippines, but also in the entire Asia. This event, which is on its 26th year this year, has greatly evolved from being a small town competition into an international event attended by water sports fans all over the world. It’s also the longest running and the most successful annual international sporting event in the country.

Boracay International Funboard Cup
Boracay International Funboard Cup

With the Funboard Cup’s continuous success in promoting the travel industry in Western Visayas, Department of Tourism (DOT) Region 6 Regional Director Atty. Helen Catalbas gave the annual event the Regional Director’s Award.

According to Atty. Catalbas, “the Boracay International Funboard Cup has been given the Regional Director’s Award for the event contribution to the development and promotion of the tourism industry in Western Visayas, which has brought about a significant impact and long term positive benefits to the industry. It is also one way of promoting Boracay as a premier windsurfing and kiteboarding destination in the country, Asia and the world.”

DOT Region 6 also believes that this sporting event is an excellent way to promote the Philippines as a great travel destination for sports-minded individuals.

Director Catalbas stressed, “Boracay is not just about the white sand and night life. The island can also be promoted as a primary tourist destination for health and wellness, ecotourism and extreme tourism, especially sports activities.”

It’s going to be one of the first few exciting events in the country for this year. Thus, all the more reason to spend your vacation in the Philippines. So whether you’re into windsurfing and kitesurfing, just a fan or are looking for a new activity to get into, be sure to head to Boracay on January 26 to 31 for this highly anticipated event.

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