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Siargao Islands Philppines
"Surfing Capital of the Philippines"
Siargao Island Surfing
Just up the road at Tuason Point, is world class Cloud 9, the best surf breakin the Philippines. A short boat ride out in the lagoon beyond, takes you out to Rock island, Stimpy's and a few more breaks, stretching right up the east coast to Pilar, Pacifico and Burgos. Just a short walk from the town is the Cemetery's, and Jacking Horse, and depending on the season there's even a mellow break in front of Dako island, right in front of General Luna itself. When you can see the waved breaking on Dako island from General Luna, you'll know it's pumping at Cloud 9.
The surfing season starts from August to March, but you might be lucky and catch a good wave at any time of the year. In October, an International Surfing contest is held at Cloud 9, with world class and local participants.
The sea bed drops to 500 meters, then to 1500 just a mile off Tuason Point and the reef. Just thirty miles off General Luna, it is 10,000 meters deep. (That is Mt. Everest plus another 3000 feet). Typhoons in season pass General Luna to the North East, and they bring the big waves in from the deep water.