Photo: Surigao del Norte 1st District Rep. Francisco Jose “Bingo” Matugas II
Cloud 9, Siargao — The 27th Siargao International Surfing Cup is poised to set the island ablaze with anticipation and adrenaline.
The iconic Cloud 9 of Siargao, nestled within the vibrant Municipality of General Luna, Surigao Del Norte, will once again become the epicenter of world-class surfing as it hosts anew the country’s biggest surfing event slated October 25 to November 1.
With athletes and aficionados descending from every corner of the globe, this event stands as a testimony to Siargao’s legendary waves and its unwavering spirit in the face of past challenges.
An Unwavering Legacy: The Surfing Spirit of Siargao
Initiated in 1994 by former Governor Lalo Matugas and former Mayor Jaime Rusillon, Siargao International Surfing Cup is a project by the Municipality of General Luna in partnership with the World Surf League, the global body that oversees various international contests towards naming the World Champions across divisions. It has evolved into a symbolic testament to the island’s surfing prowess and its tight-knit community. This year’s edition promises to be a multicentric celebration of surfing culture, values, and community, as pro international surfers gear up to challenge the formidable waves of Siargao in a bid for the WSL Men’s and Women’s QS3000 International Surfing Cup.
The 27th Siargao International Surfing Cup is a collaborative effort to spotlight Siargao on the global stage and is presented by the Municipality of General Luna in Surigao Del Norte, the Office of Surigao del Norte 1st District Rep. Francisco Jose “Bingo” Matugas II, supported by SMART Communications, Coca Cola Beverages Philippines, Inc., Streakk, Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, Tingog Party List Representative Yedda Romualdez, Mr. Vincent Marcos, and NextGen.
Calling All Surf Enthusiasts!
To all surfing enthusiasts who eagerly anticipate this annual spectacle: Mark your calendars and make sure to register for the event as soon as possible through the WSL website.
Inviting the World to the Gem of Surigao Del Norte
The 27th SISC also plays a significant role for the community of Siargao, drawing not only athletes but also tourists from all over Asia. In the wake of the devastation brought about by Typhoon Odette in 2021, the people of Siargao have shown unparalleled resilience, and the Surfing Cup stands as a proof to their spirit. Tourists are invited to experience the breathtaking beauty of Siargao and immerse in the unique surfing culture of Cloud 9, which has been recognized by CNNGo as one of the best surf spots in the world.