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… »

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… »

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 the area. At dusk yesterday, a… »

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 Saturday. In… »

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… »

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… »

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 this… »

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 Capital of the Philippines,”… »

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 event to September. The… »

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… »

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… »

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… »

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… »

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 surf of… »

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