Cloud 9 Surfing

General Luna, Surigao del Norte

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

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  • Revisiting Siargao After Six Years

    Revisiting Siargao After Six Years

    A lot has changed in Siargao since the fist time I visited in 2012. The quiet island where I found peace and serenity during one of my first memorable solo trips felt uncomfortably crowded. Despite it being the lean season, direct flights have made the island more accessible to international and local tourists. Tourism is booming in General Luna.

  • Understanding Cloud 9s Perfection

    Understanding Cloud 9s Perfection

    23 I've been to Siargao four times in the past two years and it was only during my visit last September that I finally understood Cloud 9's perfection the reason surfers keep coming back and why most of their favorite waves are from Cloud 9.

    To give you an understanding, in the most non-surfing lingo that I can give, Cloud 9 is right-hander (waves that break towards the right). Dubbed as world-class surf spot, Cloud 9?s hollow, barreling waves break over a reef which naturally gives the spot its distinct wave form.

    From the two years that I've spent traveling around the Philippines, espe ...

  • Watch This Before Traveling To Siargao - The Philippines Travel Vlog

    Siargao is the surfing capital of the Philippines and in this video I will show you everything you need to know before traveling to Siargao Islands.

    In this video I talk about where to eat in SIargao where I summarize the best food in Siargao. Also the best hotel in Siargao we tried was the Ocean 101. What to do in Siargao like island hopping and many other topics.

  • Unexpected Journey Siargao

    Unexpected Journey Siargao

    My friends and I were looking forward to capping the Summer of 2018 in Boracay Island, when the government announced its closure for rehabilitation.

  • Siargao Named One Of The Best Islands In The World

    Siargao Named One Of The Best Islands In The World

    For U.S.-based luxury and lifestyle travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler, the month of October only means one thing: It's time to declare the best destinations across the globe, which includes the list of 30 Best Islands in the World.

    More than 429,000 avid readers placed their votes for the 31st Readers' Choice Awards, and most of them vouched for the Philippines' newest entry for the Top 5 Islands in Asia: Siargao.

    Unlike in previous years, the list of 30 islands published on October 9 has been broken down by region: Asia, Australia and the South Pacific, Caribbean and the Atlantic, Eur ...

  • Hang Ten On Cloud Nine Siargao Island

    Hang Ten On Cloud Nine Siargao Island

    My flight left at 7:45 a.m. for Siargao so yet another 5:00 a.m. wake up call but fantastic choice as I had a really relaxing day on a very beautiful island. I splurged here spending $40 USD a night at Patrick?s on the Beach where I got an unbelievable private bungalow, my own shower, good food and my toes in the sand outside my front door not to mention an ocean of bath water temperature. Sheer perfection. Laid back.