Category Archives: surfing

Ban on Plastics

A young boy looks at the art works being displayed at the boot of SEA Movement, an environmental NGO in General Luna, Siargao Island on Thursday (September 28, 2018). For the first time, visitors are disallowed to bring plastic items to Cloud Nine area where the National Surfing tilt (Sept. 23-27) and Siargao International Surfing […]

Wow Siargao

Eight contingents from different towns in Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte join the Sajaw Siargao 2018 on Thursday (September 28, 2018) held in General Luna town, the province’s foremost tourist destination and the country’s surfing capital. MindaNews photo by ROEL N. CATOTO

2 Pinoy surfers remain unbeaten in Siargao int’l surfing tilt

CLOUD NINE, General Luna, Siargao Island (MindaNews/26 September) — Two of the country’s surfing stars on Tuesday continued to shine in the 23rd edition of the Siargao International Surfing Competition by eking out convincing wins against foreign rivals. The Filipino duo of John Mark “Marama” Tokong and Edito “Piso” Alcala continued their dominant run on day three of the competition, both […]

Champ from Siargao, other Pinoy surfers fall in int’l surfing tilt

GENERAL LUNA, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/25 September) — Dismay greeted local spectators when a strong hometown bet failed to advance against foreign competitors in the 23rd Siargao International Surfing Cup on Monday afternoon. Philmar Alipayo, 25, who bagged the championship in the 19th Siargao National Surfing Cup last Saturday, bowed to Kiron Jabour of Hawaii and Raoni Montereiro of Brazil. “I […]

Filipino surfers draw first blood in 2017 Siargao International Surfing Cup

CLOUD NINE, General Luna, Siargao Island (MindaNews) – Filipino surfers vying for the 23rd Siargao International Surfing Cup have drawn first blood in the series of elimination rounds while some foreign surfers from different countries have managed to advance for the next rounds here at the surfing capital of the country. The opening day Sunday […]

Injured surfer wins 19th Siargao Surfing Cup

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island (MindaNews/22 September) — A homegrown talent bucked an injury in his lower back to reign supreme in the 19th Siargao Surfing Cup Thursday. “I’m really glad to win this competition. My preparation and training helped me a lot to capture the championship crown,” Philmar Alipayo told MindaNews Friday. “I have an injury in my lower back. It’s […]

Siargao Cup

Australians Philippa Anderson (in pink rash guard) and Mikaela Greene (in blue) seen here catching up the waves at the same time at the final matches during the 9th Siargao International Women’s Surfing Cup held in Cloud Nine, General Luna, Siargao Island on Saturday afternoon, 06 May 2017. Anderson retained her crown. MindaNews photo by […]

Aussie surfer retains crown in 9th Siargao Int’l Women’s Surfing Cup

CLOUD NINE, General Luna, Siargao Island (MindaNews / 07 May) — Australian surfer Philippa Anderson reigned supreme in the World Surf League (WSL) sanctioned 9th Siargao Women’s International Surfing Cup Qualifying Series 1,000 which ended here on Saturday afternoon. Anderson, last year’s defending champion, outplayed 24 top-seeded surfers across the globe at the perfect right-hand […]

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 […]

 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 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 […]

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 […]