Despite the alleged pull-out of Billabong as sponsor, the Siargao International Surfing Competition is still a go. The said surfing cup, Siargao, Surigao del Norte’s biggest annual event, will start on September 24, 2010 at Cloud 9, General Luna, Siargao, Mindanao.
The Siargao International Surfing Cup will take place for 6 days and will reportedly see the participation of at least 32 international surfers.
There will also be 12 Pinoy surfers who will join the said international surfing competition.
Siargao is, as we all know, largely considered as the surfing capital of the Philippines.
Philippine Surfing Federation Secretary General Zeny Pallugna said that the competition will follow the invitational format.
“This invitational format, along with the allure of the wave at Cloud 9 and US$ 7,500.00 plus trophies will be given to the winners of this competition,” Pallugna added.
“Aside from top-level competition, the festival will also include Siargao Skimboard challenge, street dancing festival, agri-aqua trade fair exhibits, neo-ethnic dance competition, fashion show, street parties and other sports activities,” she said.
Meanwhile, the Siargao National Surfing Cup will be held on September 17 to 21, 2010. Up to $4,000.00 will be up for grabs. There will be two categories – the junior and the open categories.
Good luck to all of the participants!
And hats off to the Surigao del Norte government for sponsoring this surfing competition, which is really a big tourism project not only for Siargao but for the entire Mindanao as well.