Siargao Island, Philippines – In a vibrant celebration of the island’s surfing legacy, Siargao welcomes tourists and surfing enthusiasts with open arms at the iconic Cloud 9. This tropical paradise, renowned for its breathtaking waves, has come alive as more than a hundred professional surfers from around the world gather to participate in the 27th Siargao International Surfing Cup QS3000. This prestigious event, sanctioned by the World Surf League (WSL), is a testament to Siargao’s standing as a global surfing hotspot.
Surfers hailing from various corners of the globe, including the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, Australia, Sweden, Spain, and many more, have descended upon the island to showcase their skills and compete in the thrilling waves of Cloud 9. The competition promises to be a fierce battle of talents and determination.
Among the athletes proudly representing the Philippines are surfing champions and Siargao natives, John Mark “Marama” Tokong, who also holds the impressive title of Asia’s No. 4 in the surfing ladder, as well as Philmar Alipayo, Susan Escanilla, and Noah Arkfeld. These remarkable athletes have raised the Philippine flag high and are determined to make their mark on the international stage.
This world-class competition is made possible through the collaborative efforts of the Department of Tourism (DOT), serving as co-hosts for the event. In addition to their role in promoting this exciting spectacle, the DOT has also generously contributed P1.5 million in financial support to ensure the success of the 27th Siargao International Surfing Cup. Their commitment to nurturing Siargao’s surfing heritage and tourism industry is apparent, and they continue to be a driving force behind this extraordinary event.
As the waves roll in at Cloud 9, Siargao Island stands ready to host an exhilarating competition that promises to captivate surfers and spectators alike. With world-class talent and a stunning backdrop, the 27th Siargao International Surfing Cup is poised to make history in the world of professional surfing.