Let’s take a look at some of the best surf spots in Siargao:
Cloud 9 – the surf break that put Siargao on the map. It’s a perfect tubing right-hand reef break that is currently ranked 8th best wave in the world. Cloud 9’s prime months are September through November. Cloud 9 is steep, fast, heavy, and breaks over a shallow reef. The wave is still sizable during the winter months, but can get a bit blown out. Cloud 9 is a swell magnet and often still breaks during the summer off-season at a manageable size for advanced-beginner or intermediate surfers. Expect a short paddle out, crowds, some localism, and one of the best rides of your life.
Tuason’s Point – a point break that’s a short distance from Cloud 9. Relatively unknown until a few years ago, it can pull a big crowd these days. This consistent left hand tubing wave is arguably just as good and slightly heavier than Cloud 9. There are multiple breaks a little farther from the point that are smaller and better for intermediate surfers. Tuason is only beginner friendly during very small days because it is a fast wave that breaks over shallow reef. Paddling out is quick and easy, but beware of sharp rocks when entering and exiting the water.
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.