The city of DavOcc opens a surf site in the midst of a pandemic
THE CITY OF DAVAO – To revive its economy amid the pandemic, the city of Jose Abad Santos (JAS) in Davao Occidental invited enthusiasts and tourists to try their new surfing destination at the Baywalk Recreation Area in Barangay Caburan Small.
In an interview on Friday, Mayor Jason John Joyce said they only require guests with an antigen test upon entering town.
“The [surfing] The site has been around for a long time but it is used for bodyboarding. Last year locals started surfing in the area,” he said.
Bodyboarding is a water sport in which the surfer rides a bodyboard over the crest, face and loop of a wave which carries the surfer towards the shore.
He also urged surf lovers to try the place as it will surely generate jobs in the locality.
“Be part of our growth as a community. It will be a great help for our local shops, restaurants, tricycles, hostels and others,” said the mayor.
JAS is located in the southernmost part of the Philippines, in the province of Davao Occidental, with surf breaks approximately four hours from the airports of Davao City and General Santos City.
Joyce urged interested guests to inquire at their municipal tourist office.
“Help us by liking and sharing this post and tag your friends in the surfing world,” he said. (NAP)