Cloud 9 is the ultimate destination in the Philippines for surfers. It is the most popular surfing spot in the country and is the venue for the annual Siargao Cup which happens between late September to October. Siargao is open to local and foreign participants and is the first and longest-running international surfing tournament in the Philippines.
What makes Cloud 9 a favorite among seasoned surfers is the thick, hollow tubes and barreling right-hand waves that can reach up to 5 to 6 meters high. The waves in Cloud 9 has been described as a deathride and are forceful thus recommended for advanced and expert surfers only.
Cloud 9 was featured on Surfer magazine in 1993 and was listed 8th in the World’s Top 50 Best Surf Spots by CNNGo.
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Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.