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Philippines Surf Travel: Surfing Cloud 9 On Siargao Island


Siargao was my first introduction to surfing (or trying to surf) big waves. I had heard about Cloud 9 and Siargao from my great friend Sande Fuentes in Dumaguete for years, but since visiting Mindanao was off-limits for Peace Corps volunteers I had to wait until I completed my service in 2006 to visit the forbidden land. On my first visit in October 2006 with my friend Corey, we both felt like we were breaking the rules when we got on the overnight ferry from Cebu to Surigao (even though we were free to travel wherever we chose). Contrary to the State Department warnings we were not immediately kidnapped upon arrival. This photo gallery covers several trips to Siargao from 2006 to 2008, and includes many of my favorite surf travel pictures from the Philippines.