Republic Wakepark: NUVALI’s World-class Wakeboarding Destination
Wakeboarding is a fast growing sport in the Philippines. Its popularity can be attributed to the excellent mix of thrill, excitement, and adventure that this sport brings. It successfully combines the best of water skiing, surfing, and snowboarding, so if you have tried any of these three sports, it would be easy enough to add wakeboarding to the list.
If you are interested in finding out how to get started with wakeboarding, a little research and the right wakeboarding location will give you the best chances of enjoying this sport. Wakeboarding in the Philippines can be quite a challenge because it is not a sport that you can just do anytime you feel like it. Currently, there are a limited number of wakeboarding destinations where you can really get down to learning the sport. Although some resorts do offer wakeboarding for their guest, this kind of wakeboarding activity is not recommended for those determined to really learn the sport.
For those near Laguna, Nuvali offers a world-class wakeboarding center that is ideal both for those starting out with the sport and even those who would like to spend more serious time with it. Republ1c Wakepark, Nuvali’s premiere offering for wakeboarding enthusiasts, is just around 52 kilometers from Metro Manila, making it a quick and convenient weekend destination for those living in Metro Manila.
The Cable Park
There are different ways you can engage in this sport. Republ1c Wakepark is a cable park which means wakeboarding in Nuvali involves cables and not boats. You only need to grab onto a handle, hit the water, and the cable pulls you through the water and the obstacles.
Yes, Republ1c Wakepark offers not just a serene man-made body of water for you to wakeboard on; it has a generous offering of obstacles to make the experience more challenging and exciting. Some of the obstacles that you can expect to see are a flat bar, a skatebox, a roof top, an arrow step down, a rollercoaster, and a funbox, among others.
If you are a beginner, do not be daunted by these obstacles because you can progress into trying out each of them as you go along. For the more adventurous and advanced riders, feel free to have your fun with all the obstacles.
Riding rates at this cable park is affordable and flexible. You can choose from 1-, 2-, 4-, and 8-hour passes if you only plan to ride for a few hours. You may also go for the day and night pass or for those who plan to ride on a regular basis, the park also offers unlimited passes for 1 week, 1 month, 6 months, and 1 year. Although using your own wakeboard is very much welcome, the park also offers boards for rent during your stay.
Wakeboarding in Nuvali, Laguna can be quite short for just a few hours or for a day activity, although it is still commonly done by many of Republ1c Wakepark’s guests. For those who would like to maximize their riding time by staying longer, the park offers affordable and comfortable accommodations so you can ride for as long as you like.
The park offers two Nuvali houses where you can stay for only PhP 700 each person per night. Each house has three bedrooms, one toilet and bath, hot and cold shower, electric kettle, and oven toaster. The houses are just five minutes away from Republ1c Wakepark and you can avail of free shuttle service to and from Republ1c Wakepark. With the comfort and convenience that this provides, you would feel like living in your own home right next to one of Philippine’s top wakeboarding park.
Promos and Events
Republ1c Wakepark adds more fun to wakeboarding in Nuvali with the promos and events that are made available for their guests. The park often offers promos such as Tandem Wednesday, which lets you bring a friend and pay for only one pass; School is Cool, which gives 20% discount to all students; and Groupie Fridays, which lets you pay only for only 4 riders for a group of 5 riders.
Repul1c Wakepark has also been a host to several wakeboarding events. The Wake of Thrones on November 2013 gave out over 20000 US dollars in prize money while the King of Rails, an obstacle only competition also held on November 2013, gave out over 12000 US dollars in prize money.
Wakeboarding in the Philippines is truly fast growing in popularity. Both locals and foreigners alike are recognizing the huge potential of this sport in the country. Nuvali, a community that provides everything you could ever need, aims to be a partner in making this sport highly successful by providing world-class wakeboarding facilities.
Visit Repul1c Wakepark at West Diversity Boulevard, Nuvali, 4027 Calamba, Laguna.