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Apr 21, 2009 - Siargao Beyond Cloud Nine

Siargao I think I discovered the world’s next big surf spot today. Ok, it’s already discovered, but barely. It’s called Burgos (not to be confused with Manila’s red-light district of the same name). It’s up on the north tip of Siargao Island, which is already on the surfing map for being home to Cloud Nine, the country’s most famous and probably best surf break. Burgos is a hefty hour-and-a-half drive north of Cloud Nine (now dubbed ‘Crowd Nine’ due to the hordes of surfers who flock here from September to November). Cloud Nine is all that...

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Nov 23, 2005 - Surfing Siargao

Mention surfing in australiasia and most people will refer you to Indonesia, around Bali. Those who do know about surfing in the Philippines are privvy to varied, sometimes big breaks, an ultra-laid back atmosphere and little in the way of development. Siargao Island lies off the north-east coast of Mindanao-an island infamous for its concentration of abu sayaf Islamic militants-Siargao is known almost exclusively for its surf, primarily a break called "Cloud 9". Vans loaded with surfboards are a relatively common sight here, generally...

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