Cloud 9: Putra Hermawan at work | Photo: ASP/Hain

The 20th Annual Siargao Cloud 9 Surfing Cup will deliver ASP Qualifying Series points for the first time, between September 24th-29th, in Siargao, Philippines.

The event will surely offer pristine barrels, in a wonderful scenario, and it will distribute points for both the QS and Asian Surfing Championship (ASC).

"That wave at Cloud 9 is really good. Surfing Cloud 9 is like surfing my home break, Lacerations in Nusa Lembongan. Last year was my first time to surf at Cloud 9 and I'm so stoked to win the event in really fun barrels. I'm so excited to go back there again," says pro surfer Putra Hermawan.

Osot Alcala is one of the most skilled local Cloud 9 tube riders and a former Siargao Cloud 9 Surfing Cup event champion and will be looking to put on a show in front of a crop of the world's best surfers.

"The locals here are super excited to have the ASP and ASC here at Cloud 9. We want our chance to surf against some of the best and can't wait until September," adds Alcala.