SIARGAO TRAVEL: Cloud 9 in General Luna Is Where You Can Catch the Best Waves
Known for its thick, hollow tubes, Cloud 9 is one surfing spot that shouldn’t be missed in the municipality of General Luna. In fact, the place has become one of the must-try waves for many keen, professional surfers across the world.
When one talks about Siargao, the rolling waves, the splashing sounds, and the serene beauty of Cloud 9 always come to mind
There are different theories as to why it’s named Cloud 9. Some locals say it’s because a shape of “9” is formed whenever the wave starts to ascend and then breaks, producing a perfect barrel. While for others, it’s because it felt like they’re on cloud 9, totally elated with the picturesque view of the place, especially during sunrise and sunset.
Cloud 9’s wave is a must-ride for all surfers
Cloud 9 is commonly associated with its famous 300-meter boardwalk which provides easy access to the breathtaking waves. The boardwalk also has a viewing deck where everyone can enjoy watching the surfers.
The view is more stunning during sunset
This well-loved place is also the site of the annual domestic and international surfing competition. The event is sponsored by the provincial government of Surigao del Norte and is participated by hundreds of the world’s best surfers.
An admission fee of Php 50 is required for all non-General Luna residents who would want to enter the boardwalk and the viewing deck.
Address: General Luna, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte
This first appeared in Philippine Primer Japanese Magazine’s December 2018 issue.