Category Archives: siargao

World’s best women surfers battle for Siargao Cup

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island — It’s a battle royale among the world’s best woman surfers here in the country’s surfing capital when the Siargao International Women’s Surfing Cup Qualifying Series 1,000 starts on Wednesday at Cloud Nine. Event director Gerry Deagan said 24 competitors from across the globe will flaunt their talent. “It’s pretty exciting to see these competitors who will […]

Fresh Catch

A fisherman in Barangay 3, Poblacion in General Luna town in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte shows off his newly caught needlefish known in the Surigaonon dialect as “bayo” last Thursday (6 April 2017). Fisher folks here said fish yield h…


A man tries to beat the summer heat beneath the waterfalls in Barangay San Juan, San Benito town in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte on April 8, 2017. MindaNews photo by ROEL N. CATOTO

 Siargao hosts world’s surfing queens in May  

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island (MindaNews/10 April) — The country’s surfing capital will host the Siargao International Women’s Surfing Cup Qualifying Series 1,000, the much awaited event among surfing fanatics and enthusiasts on May 2 to 6 at Cloud 9, the country’s most sought after surfing haven. General Luna Mayor Jaime P. Rusillon said Monday that this is […]

Siargao mayor serves 90-day preventive suspension 

DAPA, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews / 18 Dec) –  The mayor here has vacated his post following the 90-day preventive suspension order issued by the Sandiganbayan Third Division over a graft case involving alleged anomalous purchase of heavy equipment. Mayor Peter Rauya told MindaNews over the weekend that he filed a motion for reconsideration and […]

Siargao girl surfer wins Asian championship

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 Nov) – After drawing big scores in the series of leagues in Southeast Asia, Siargao girl surfer Nilbie Blancada bagged the most coveted crown of the 2016 Asian Surfing Championship (ASC), which is co-sanctioned by the World Surfing League (WSL) and ASC, that concluded in Taitung, Taiwan last Sunday. In […]

Surigao provinces to suffer 11-hour brownout  Sunday

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/19 November) — Most areas in Surigao del Norte and parts of Surigao del Sur will experience an 11-hour bronout from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, three power utilities servicing the two provinces announced. An advisory from the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said the two local power distributors in Surigao […]

Dead Croc

Residents gather around a 14-foot crocodile found dead in a mangrove area of Del Carmen town in Siargao Island last Thursday (27 October 2016). The find has scared fishermen in venturing into the vast mangrove areas of Siargao. Contributed photo by Vi…

Empty Boardwalk

The boardwalk in Cloud Nine is almost empty, which usually happens during low tide as surfers in General Luna, Siargao Island would prefer not to play to avoid getting cut from the reef. Photo taken last Sunday (31 July 2016). MindaNews photo by Roel …

Siargao lass bags championship in Indonesian surfing competition

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/01 August) — A surfer from this town won the championship in the four-day Quiksilver Padma Challenge which concluded last Saturday in Padma, Indonesia. The event’s media officer Tim Hain said 23-year-old Nelbie Blancada bested 12 topnotch surfers from Australia, Argentina, Indonesia, Taiwan and Japan, to bag her […]

1 billion pesos in investments being poured into ‘surfing capital’ in 2016

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews / 13 July) – More than one billion pesos in investments is being poured into this municipality in Siargao Island known as the “surfing capital of the Philippines.” Mayor Jaime P. Rusillon told MindaNews on Tuesday that these are mostly tourism-related businesses. He said one of the big ticket […]

Surfing paradise Siargao Island Surigao – How To Get There

Best known as one of the world’s most amazing surfing destinations, Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte, Mindanao, Philippines is also home to some of the country’s beautiful beaches, natural salt water pools and abundant marine life. And, as you can see below, it’s also where you can catch gorgeous sunsets! Since Siargao Island is where you can find the infamous “Cloud 9,” or those thick, high, hollow tubes of surf waves, lots of regular surfing competitions (both local and international ones) are held here. For non-surfers or just mere sun worshippers, there are also a couple of islands near

Siargao Island Hopping: Guyam, Daku, Naked Islands

Siargao Island is a tear drop shaped island located at Surigao del Norte, Mindanao, Philippines. Although it has carved quite a name worldwide as a surfing destination, Siargao Island also offers other fun activities for non-surfers. One of these is island hopping. Siargao island hopping is surely a must-do! Off the coast of Poblacion, General Luna (formerly known as Cabuntog), Siargao, there are 3 islands that you can visit – Guyam, Daku and Naked islands. General Luna is at the southern part of the island and is where you can find “Cloud 9″ or those thick, high, hollow surfing waves.