Siargao Surfing

Surfing in Siargao

Siargao is undoubtedly home to the best surfing of the 7,107 islands of the Philippine Archipelago. On this island, you’ll find the greatest concentration of surfing in the Philippines, and among the best in the world. The world class reefs here have a coastline as long as 27 km that’s exposed to swell – some of them hit really close to the beach while some spots can only be accessed by boat. Welcome to our Siargao Surf Guide…

Surf Breaks of Siargao

Let’s take a look at some of the best surf spots in Siargao:

Cloud 9 – this is undoubtedly the most popular Siargao surf spot in the country, which happens to be the 8th best surf spot in the world. It’s got a perfect right hand reef break. But because the ocean bed is filled with corals, Cloud 9 is usually visited by the most experienced of surfers.

Tuason’s Point – this is found right next to Cloud 9 and it also happens to be a great surf spot, where the waves are powerful and break really hard. Again, surfers who take on this spot should be careful.

Stimpy’s – another “experts only” surf spot, and this one is accessible by boat only. The wave take the form of a flawless tubing that hits shallow water.

Caridad – when in season, Caridad’s got some nice barrels that break on the left. Visit this surf spot during the east and north east swells, when the conditions are ideal.

Cemetery – this one got its name from being right in front of the General Luna Cemetery. The waves here break both left and right.

Pilar – This place is about a 1.5 hour boat ride from General Luna. It’s not always crowded, and is home to two exciting left reef breaks. The place is at its best during the North East swells.

Jacking Horse – The spot got its name from the wave that jacks at the peak, smashing into the reef. The place is best surfed between mid to high tide.

Daku Island – Getting to this island means taking a five minute boat ride from General Luna. Here you’ll get to choose from the many breaks. You won’t usually have to compete with other surfers as you would on the beaches as well.

There are many more Siargao surf spots, many of which are yet to be discovered. Siargao, after all, is not named the surfing capital of the Philippines for nothing.

Best time to surf Siargao

Surfers, of course, have one thing in mind when going to Siargao, and when it comes to catching the best waves, timing is everything. Most guides suggest that surfers should visit the town of General Luna during the southwest monsoon, while Pilar is the best place to be during the northeast monsoon.

The short explanation is that surfers will want to enjoy Siargao surf anytime between July and December. This is the time when the swell will be at its prime, which will peak come September and October, with an average of 15-20 swells for every season. In a season, there will be some good days of east to northeast swells that go as high as 8 feet (although they sometimes go up to and beyond 12 feet).

Between July and October, the southwest monsoon will keep the swells offshore, and this is thought to be the time of the year when the surfing conditions are cleanest. The swells turn onshore as they peak on December to January, with the winds to the northeast. On the other hand, there will almost be little to no swells between May and June, when the wind goes from east to southeast. Siargao surf breaks during this time are better off when it’s mid to high tide.

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Kayaking

Kayaking

Kayak our lagoon and watch the waves at Pesangan.

Kayak our lagoon and watch the waves at Pesangan.

Drunken Carabao Tour

Drunken Carabao Tour

Get drunk and ride Caraboa into the country side where you get a beautiful view and a wonderful sunset.

Get drunk and ride Caraboa into the country side where you get a beautiful view and a wonderful sunset.

Surfing Siargao

Surfing Siargao

Siargao is the Philippines most famous surf spot and Cloud 9 break is Top 10 in the World.

Siargao is the Philippines most famous surf spot and Cloud 9 break is Top 10 in the World.

Siargao Kite Surfing

Siargao Kite Surfing

Siargao is a new destination for Kite Boarding. A huge lagoon that Viento fronts is the ideal spot.

Siargao is a new destination for Kite Boarding. A huge lagoon that Viento fronts is the ideal spot.

Stand Up Paddle-boarding

Stand Up Paddle-boarding

The lagoon is perfect for a sunrise or sunset paddle, if you want to be more adventurous go to the Mangroves.

The lagoon is perfect for a sunrise or sunset paddle, if you want to be more adventurous go to the Mangroves.

Our Zoo

Our Zoo

We had 2 friendly dogs and 1 stubborn cat, we hope you love them as much as we do.

We had 2 friendly dogs and 1 stubborn cat, we hope you love them as much as we do.

Getting To Siargao

Getting To Siargao

Getting to Siargao has never been easier with daily flights & ferries to the island.

Getting to Siargao has never been easier with daily flights & ferries to the island.

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