Located less than two hours’ drive north of Metro Manila and right next to Clark International Airport, Decawake Clark Cable Park in Angeles City, Pampanga is a far more accessible place to try your hand at wakeboarding, compared to popularized locations like CamSur Watersports Complex in Camarines Sur.
I’ve long wanted to try wakeboarding and finally got the chance on this media trip. Donning a safety helmet and life vest, I joined the queue of adults and children lining up at the beginners’ section of the park, giddily waiting for their turn as they watched others attempt to wakeboard. Instructors coached each guest on the proper stance, position and safety reminders. Holding on a cable, the newbies were pulled across the water, as they deftly tried to balance on the board, before falling in the shallow pool. During my turn, I barely managed halfway across the park before getting wiped out. Experienced wakeboarders, on the other hand, enjoyed the main park, where many of them performed stunts, spinning and flipping midair, much to the thrill of spectators.
Wakeboarding rates start at PHP 400 per person for a two-hour session, inclusive of beginner’s board, helmet, life vest and instruction. For longer sessions, prepaid packages, and unlimited passes, check out their website.
Decawake Clark Cable Park
Barangay Margot, Angeles City, Pampanga
Tel. +63 9053301013, +63 9184598488
This trip was made possible through NLEX Lakbay Norte 4, a media trip held from January 29 to February 1, 2015, and organized by the North Philippines Visitors Bureau (NPVB), a non-stock, non-profit organization spearheaded by the Manila North Tollways Corporation, builder and concessionaire of the North Luzon Expressway.
Fly to Manila from abroad or across the Philippines on Philippine Airlines – your home in the sky. Angeles City, Pampanga is 83 km north of Metro Manila.
Oh my! Even a kid can do it. I don’t know if I can though. I am afraid of the water.