There are quite alot of girl surfers in the Philippines and they are very enthusiastic and take surfing pretty seriously, but also super friendly and cool. In the water they aint meek and mild and get in the pack and hustle and get what is theirs, fun to surf with and definitely want to improve the ability.
The Philippines was a curious mix to me of Asian and Pacific Islander style rolled into one, they have the relaxed vibe of the islands but the curiosity of Asia. The amount of surf potential is staggering, the water quality and sheer beauty of the islands is breathtaking. Great smiles, warm people definitely worth a look.