One of the best known surfing waves on Siargao and the Philippines, with a worldwide reputation for thick, hollow tubes is "Cloud 9". This right-breaking reef wave is the site of the annual Siargao Cup, a domestic and international surfing competition sponsored by the provincial government of Surigao del Norte.
The wave was discovered by travelling surfers in the late 1980s. It was ...
named after a chocolate bar of same name, and was featured by American photographer John S. Callahan in the United States-based Surfer magazine in March 1993. Cloud 9 also has a reputation for being a relatively cheap destination for surfers with many cheap accommodations and restaurants and bars to choose from.
Siargao is a tear-drop shaped island in the Philippine Sea situated 800 kilometers southeast of Manila in the province of Surigao del Norte. It has a land area of approximately 437 square kilometers. The east coast is relatively straight with one deep inlet, Port Pilar. The coastline is marked by a succession of reefs, small points and white, sandy beaches. The neighboring islands and islets have similar landforms.
Siargao Island contains the largest mangrove forest reserves in Mindanao, at Del Carmen. Long stretches of wetlands indicate a potential for commercial seaweed propagation. Siargao Island is greatly influenced by the winds and currents coming uninterrupted from the Pacific Ocean, intensified by the Mindanao current running westward through the Siargao Strait. Wiki
Cloud 9 Surfing Siargao News
The Caraga Police Regional Office 13 (PRO-13), the Surigao del Norte Provincial Police Office (SDNPPO), and the Philippine Army 30th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army stepped up security deployment in the island of Siargao in preparation for this years back-to-back national and international surfing tournaments in Cloud 9, General Luna town.
The 19th Siargao National Surfing Cup, sanctioned by the Philippine Surfing Championship Tour is being held from September 16 to 21, 2017, to be followed by the World Surf Leagues 23rd International Surfing Cup on September 23 to 30, 2017.
Some of the worlds best surfers, along with thousands of guests and local and foreign tourists will flock to Siargao Island next week for the 23rd Siargao International Surfing Cup.
This years international surfing competition in Siargaos Cloud 9 where a US$75,000 cash prize is at stake, has been upgraded to a world International Qualifying Series QS3,000, General Luna Mayor Atty. Jaime P. Rusillon told the Manila Bulletin.
Cloud 9 is considered the 8th top surfing site in the world.
We are expecting the best surfers to register and we are expecting more big names from the internation ...
Explore the best offer of Siargao Island as we wander its beauty. People must try to land a foot on the Guyam Island and meet its hospitable residents. The amazing coral gardens under the sea will definitely complete your diving experience. BiyaHERO drew also tries to do skateboarding, extreme adventures and tastes the seafood cuisines that they offer.
Nope! Siargao isn't only for surfers. It is for every travel bug like you and me. It has even more to offer than the other well-known tourist spots in the Philippines.
Here's my latest trip to Siargao featuring CEBxCDO friends! This island I call paradise keeps me coming back. Go and see for yourself.
This is my first legit travel 'video' (I'm tryna redo my other vids). Keep posted for my write-up about this trip.
Siargao, a place that is seem to far for many to reach but when visited and discovered surely one can say it's really worth it. Personally, I just wanted to stay there forever (not exaggerating) as I could describe the island as serene, majestic, and perfect.
Enjoy the short video that I made of our trip (hubby and I) and really...I promise to be back later this year!