The reason why Siargao has been a word of mouth not only among surfers but also among travel enthusiasts is because of this famed surf break located in Cloud 9 in the town of General Luna. Facing the Pacific Ocean, the island boasts of a lot of surf breaks catering to novices and pros but the one in Cloud 9 gives you that total swell. During rainy months, especially on September, waves can break into towering heights forming the number 9. This is the reason why the International Surfing Cup is held yearly during this month.
From Dapa, we went to General Luna by motorcycle. It took us 20 minutes to reach the town. The scenery as we were traveling was one of tranquility and euphoria. I felt that elusive calmness over the place. You will know you are reaching the town since the terrain becomes sandy and white.
Souvenir shops and for rent surf boards are available as you enter Cloud 9. Resorts are also lined along the road.
And as you enter Cloud 9, you get to meet locals and foreigners bringing their surfboards.
Octopus for lunch? Don’t worry we let it go after the picture-taking. haha
This is the common scene you see in photographs of people who have been here and I got one too!
Lucky for me, I get to see surfers playing the waves. Watching them ride and being engulfed by those huge waves gives me chills. Just seeing them was ecstatic!
During the yearly International Surfing Cup, this place gets crowded by locals, tourists, surfers, and wannabes like me.hehe
You don’t have to be a surfer to enjoy and appreciate Cloud 9. The tranquility of the place mixed with the sound of the rolling waves is perfect.