There are always places opposite to what you saw and knew. Somewhere in Australia they walk upside down, and at the poles they celebrate the new year with each time zone. But today we will tell you about the surfing paradise – Cloud 9 – surf spot on Siargao island.
Surf spot located on Siargao Island, Philippines. Cloud 9, the most famous surf beach in the Philippines.
Getting to it is a bit tricky, but easy at the same time. It’s a question of time. First you need to fly to Manila or Cebu . Next, we connect local flights to Siargao Island . And there by tuk-tuk or a transfer from your hotel. You can also watch transfers from Manila airport! or already from the island
Ranked 8th best surf spot in the world – perfect right hand reef break, but with razor-sharp corals on the ocean floor, so Cloud 9 is only recommended for advanced surfers.
The wave is a powerful reef break that occurs over small living coral. This spot, with some of the best waves in the world and in the right conditions, can be the most exciting experience for you.
Although this is a relatively short wave, it does not roll over for a very long time and holds the pipe. This wave is for the most experienced surfers. Since this is one of the best spots, it can get crowded with surfers, so be prepared to check out other spots in the area, Jacking Horse or Quicksilver, are very close to the 9th cloud)
And remember, in the middle of September there is a world stage of surfing on waves Cloud 9 and QuickSilver.
The wave was discovered by surfers on safari in the late 1980s. It was named after a chocolate bar, and was featured by American photographer John C. Callahan in the United States in Surf Magazine in March 1993.
Cloud 9 also has a reputation for being a relatively cheap surfer destination with manyinexpensive hotels, restaurants and bars. Siargao is known as the “Surfing Capital of the Philippines”.
But if you dare, patience will be rewarded with a friendly local atmosphere.
There are some good wave spots in Siargao and the surrounding islands, but Cloud 9 has received more publicity than any other surfing spot in the Philippines. This wave alone is easily accessible without a boat, resulting in overcrowding on the lineup and nicknamed the “crowd” of 9 among surfers.