Attractions

Cloud 9 Siargao

Written by Patrick

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OVERVIEW

Surfers in Cloud 9

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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.

Fast Facts

Attraction:
Cloud 9
Type of Attraction:
Address:
General Luna, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte
Phone:
+63 926 449 3615
Hours:
Always open
Closed:
None
Best Time to Visit:
July to November
Food & Drink:
YES
FREE WiFi:
NO
Cost:
Cost per Person:  $15+
Payment Type:
Cash
Fees:
P500 – P1,000 pesos ($10 – $20 USD) – Surf lessons (per hour and including use of surfboard)
P200 pesos ($4 USD) – Surfboard rental (per hour)
P500 pesos ($10 USD) – Surfboard rental (per day)
P500 – P1,000 pesos ($10 – $20 USD) – Motorbike rental (per day)
P1,500 pesos ($30 USD) – Island tour
P50 pesos ($1 USD) – Entry to Cloud 9 boardwalk
Notes:
Best time of the day to surf is during mid to high tide. Make sure to check the tide times in advance.
Swim at the beach during high tide as it gets shallow during low tide.

MAP

This attraction is located on Siargao Island in General Luna, Surigao del Norte.

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NEED TO KNOW

Alcohol

Consuming alcohol is allowed at this attraction.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit this attraction to avoid crowds is early in the morning usually before 8:00 AM.

Closures

This attraction is always open. 

Fees

Fees require payment in cash.  Credit cards are not accepted at this attraction. 

Food & Drink

Food and drinks from outside the attraction are allowed at this attraction.

Pets

Pets are not allowed at this attraction.

Smoking

Smoking is not allowed at this attraction.

Trash

Please dispose of your trash properly or take it with you.  Don’t Trash the Philippines!  

The Philippines are beautiful islands … let’s all ensure they remain this way. 

TIPS & HACKS

The following are recommended items for this experience: 

RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

CamelPack

I always carry a Camelbak Hydration Pack with me when traveling. Not only does it allow me to pack all my daily gear and snacks, but it also has a 3-liter water bladder which holds enough water to get me through the entire day.

Bluetooth Speaker

Compact yet mighty, a bluetooth speaker setup is a breeze, and the sound quality it delivers for its size is nothing short of impressive. Beyond its audio prowess, it boasts exceptional durability, making it an ideal companion for outdoor adventures.

UV Shirt

UV Shirt is an essential when travelling in a tropical country. Providing reliable protection during long hours in the water, not only comfortable but also ensures a secure shield against the elements.

Snorkel Gear

For my island-hopping escapades, a snorkel gear set has become indispensable. Designed to enhance the joy of snorkeling and free diving, each piece ensures comfort and functionality. Together, they create an immersive and enjoyable underwater experience.

Adventure Camera

As a long-time enthusiast of GoPro cameras, I can attest to their user-friendly nature, excellent image stabilization, and impressive footage quality. Waterproof and rugged, the GoPro is my reliable companion for capturing adventures in any environment.

Aqua Shoes

When it comes to beach footwear, aqua shoes offer exceptional support, breathability, and overall comfort. Well-crafted and sturdy, it provides effective protection against rocky terrain, quick drying for added convenience, and easy maintenance. A must-have for any outdoor enthusiast.

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Photos

The following are some photos of this attraction.

Videos

The following is a video of this attraction.

NEARBY

The following are other points of interest nearby:

  • Doot Beach 
  • Tayangban Cave Pool
  • Magpopongko Rock Pools 
  • Blue Cathedral Dive Spot
  • Jacking Horse Surf Spot

READ MORE: Siargao Island Visitors Guide

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About the Author

Patrick

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.

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