Pinoy surfers happy that their sport will be part of Olympics 2020

Pinoy surfers happy that their sport will be part of Olympics 2020

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 Aug) – Surfing enthusiasts and fanatics in the country are glad on the news that surfing is to be included in the Olympic Games in 2020, saying that lo ...

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Empty Boardwalk

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 th ...

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Siargao lass bags championship in Indonesian surfing competition

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 la ...

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

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 a ...

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Surfers’ destination

Surfers’ destination

Foreign surfers catch waves in Paradise Barangay Union, Dapa in Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte, a popular destination particularly for surfers. MindaNews photo by ROEL N. CAT ...

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Yearend adventure

Yearend adventure

A female tourist enjoys the waves at Jacking Horse in Barangay Catanganan, General Luna,  Siargao, Surigao del Norte. This place is a good spot for neophyte surfers. MindaNews pho ...

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P1.5 billion expected to be invested in Siargao Island in 2016

P1.5 billion expected to be invested in Siargao Island in 2016

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island (MindaNews / 10 Dec) – With the influx of tourists in Siargao Island, the mayor here said at least P1.5-billion worth of capital will be invested on t ...

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Riding the Wave

Riding the Wave

A local surfer enjoys the barreling waves in Sitio Paradise in the village of Union in Dapa town, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte on Friday (November 20, 2015). MindaNews photo ...

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US$7,000 up for grabs in 2015 Siargao international women surfing tourney

US$7,000 up for grabs in 2015 Siargao international women surfing tourney

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 22 Apr) – The 8th Women International Surfing competition is expected to be the biggest to date as top seeded international surfers will compete for a tot ...

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King of Waves

King of Waves

Edito Alcala, the 2014 Siargao International Surfing Cup champion emerges from the right-hander barreling wave in Cloud Nine, General Luna, Siargao Island on Sunday, Sept. 28. He ...

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Local surfers rule int’l surfing competition in Siargao

Local surfers rule int’l surfing competition in Siargao

CLOUD NINE, General Luna, Siargao Island (MindaNews/29 September) -- Local surfers overcame stiff competition from their foreign counterparts for an all-Filipino finals cast in th ...

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Enjoying the Waves

Enjoying the Waves

Small waves cannot stop this local surfer from having fun in Cloud Nine, General Luna, Siargao Island on Thursday (Sept. 25). Organizers of the 20th Siargao International Surfing ...

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Small swells stall int’l surfing competition in Siargao

Small swells stall int’l surfing competition in Siargao

CLOUD 9, General Luna, Siargao Island (MindaNews/25 September) -- Small swells forced organizers of the 20th Siargao International Surfing Competition to delay the contest proper ...

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Local surfers target crown in int’l surfing contest in Siargao

Local surfers target crown in int’l surfing contest in Siargao

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/24 September) -- Filipino surfers will have their hands full when they ride the waves along with foreign contenders Thursday in the 20th International Surf ...

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Siargao Int’l Surfing Cup now on its 20th year

Siargao Int’l Surfing Cup now on its 20th year

SIARGAO, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews / 5 Aug) – The Siargao International Surfing Cup this year, now on its 20th year, is expected to be the biggest in terms of bringing in surfe ...

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Surf’s up in Siargao’s Cloud 9 for better tourism

Surf’s up in Siargao’s Cloud 9 for better tourism

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island (MindaNews/11 June) -- Some 20 surfers lined up at Cloud 9 surfing spot in Barangay Catangnan shortly after lunch time on Tuesday. The swell was not h ...

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Dynamite fishing in Siargao remains rampant

Dynamite fishing in Siargao remains rampant

DAPA, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/19 April)---The marine environment in Siargao and Bucas Grande Islands continues to suffer from rampant illegal dynamite fishing activities in t ...

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Sisters battle in 19th Siargao int’l surfing tilt finals

Sisters battle in 19th Siargao int’l surfing tilt finals

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island (MindaNews/30 Sept.) – Sibling rivalry added color to the finals of the 19th Siargao International Surfing Cup women’s division at Cloud 9 here on Sat ...

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Pan de Surf

Pan de Surf

 Surfers and guests get a free taste of local bread called "pan de surf" at Cloud Nine in General Luna, Siargao Islands on Monday, September 23, 2013 during the opening of two Int ...

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Surfing Time

Surfing Time

A surfer enjoys the waves at Cloud 9 in General Luna, Siargao Island Monday (Sept. 23, 2013) morning. The Surfing Capital of the Philippines will be hosting two competitions this ...

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Simultaneous surfing competitions kick off in Siargao

Simultaneous surfing competitions kick off in Siargao

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island (MindaNews / 23 Sept) – The Surfing Capital of the Philippines will be busy this week as two simultaneous international surfing events take place in t ...

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General Luna exec vows to set up 200-hectare marine sanctuary this year

General Luna exec vows to set up 200-hectare marine sanctuary this year

GENERAL LUNA, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/06 June)—A 200-hectare marine sanctuary will be established within the year off the waters of this locality dubbed as the “Surfing Capit ...

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Int’l girls surf tilt in Siargao postponed

Int’l girls surf tilt in Siargao postponed

GENERAL LUNA, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/05 June) -- Lack of preparations has forced the organizers of the annual Siargao Girls International Surfing Competition to move the eve ...

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LGU wants to make Cantilan a surfing destination

LGU wants to make Cantilan a surfing destination

CANTILAN (MindaNews/11 Nov) – For the first time in five years, the local government unit here will spearhead the 5th Cantilan National Surfing Competition on November 19 to 23 to ...

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Lanuza holds Surfing Festival Nov. 12-17

Lanuza holds Surfing Festival Nov. 12-17

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 7 Nov) – All is set for the Lanuza Surfing Festival and Agri-Aqua Tourism Trade Fair in the town of Lanuza, Surigao del Sur, on November 12 to 17. The ann ...

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University of the Waves

University of the Waves

MATI CITY (MindaNews/7 Oct) – It was five o'clock in the morning on a fine weather Sunday  when players of Team Amihan, a Filipino term for northeast monsoon, gathered at Dahican ...

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Not just OK in Ayoke

Not just OK in Ayoke

AYOKE ISLAND, Cantilan, Surigao del Sur (MindaNews/02 May) -- Before heading to this island, I tried to search anything about it on the Internet but nothing turned up. Not until I ...

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Siargao to host Asian Women Surfing Championship

Siargao to host Asian Women Surfing Championship

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/23 April) – Forty professional women surfers from Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia and other parts of Asia and the world are expected to compete in the famous su ...

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