And go the extra mile by joining the beach clean-up.
Travel | By Trixie Reyna on October 25, 2019

The last quarter of the year usually is the most stressful time, and lately, with personal and medical emergencies (the latter involving my pregnancy) weighing me down, there’s really nothing more I wish I can do than hit the beach and just relax, perhaps in La Union. Oh, if only.

After all, this season is that time of the year when La Union’s waves are crashing on the shore and surfers are in their element. If YOU are free this weekend and up for some fun in the sun in La Union, take a break and enjoy the beach as Globe, in partnership with Karpos, brings you La Union Surf Break 2019. This time, not only will you be able to enjoy the sun and sand, you will also be able to do your part in saving the beach by participating in the clean-up and plastic collection activity.

La Union Surf Break body

La Union Surfing Break has been a celebration of surf, music, food, and art since 2006. At the core of the event are ecotourism activities that care for local marine life and keep the beaches pristine. It’s a good way to show both visitors and locals that it is possible to chill and relax in La Union while still doing your part for the environment.

This weekend starting today, October 25 up to 27, Friday to Sunday, the La Union Surf Break 2019 will take place in the towns of San Juan, Bacnotan, and Caba. The three-day Surf Break includes a music and art festival, surf sessions, sports and wellness activities, an eco-patrol, and a grub crawl.

#GlobeLUSurfBreak Beach Clean-ups will be on October 26, 4PM, and October 27, 7AM. There will be two major clean-up stations in each of the identified beaches where tourists will be encouraged to participate in the clean-up and plastic collection. Those interested to join can visit and register at the Globe Prepaid Hangout at Charlie’s Hangar or the Globe Eco Booth at People’s Park. There are also satellite sign-ups at venue partners Kahuna and Clean beach. Each participant will get clean-up gear such as gloves and sacks for collected trash.

To make things for fun for all, why not make it a contest and see which of your mates can collect the most? For each sack filled, volunteers will get access to an exclusive talk with Save the Philippine Seas to learn more about marine conservation and of course get freebies from Globe and Karpos.

There will also be a coral and mangrove planting community workshop with Curma. This will teach beachgoers and the local community the importance of plants along the beach.

For those who have always wanted to ride the waves, there will be surfing lessons, while those who are looking forward to a more quiet weekend can join the community yoga class by the beach.

So if you can, grab your bags and head on up to La Union to experience a beach vacation like no other at the #GlobeLUSurfBreak.

For more information, visit

Disclaimer: This was posted due to some form of partnership with Globe.

Click to add or view comments!