- 31 May 2011 | Travel
Cloud 9 is one of the best surf spots in the world. Located in the Sirgao Island, Philippines, this is an incredible wave touched by the Pacific Ocean swell and winds.
Surfing in Cloud 9 is a remarkable and stunning experience. The best months to hit the waves occur between September and March. Cloud 9 offers a thick and hollow barreling left/right-hander ride and was discovered by the American photographer John S. Callahan, in the late 80s.
The reef break delivers perfect waves with offshore SW winds, NE swell and around high tide, when the tide is rising. Make sure to protect your head with a surf helmet and prepare for more or less serious wipe outs if you're a beginner.
Although it can get a bit crowed, the famous wave can be surfed without boat support. If it's flat or too crowded at Cloud 9, check other surf spots nearby, where you can also enjoy perfect surf sessions.
Jacking Horse, Stimpys, Pansukian Reef, Guyam Island, Pacifico, Shifty’s, Rock Island, Caridad Left, Tuason Point and Cemetery are only a few alternatives to Cloud 9.
The Sirgao Island has only 437 square kilometers, but there are plenty of places to visit and stay. Bars, restaurants, sailing, fishing, scuba diving are great options. Surf tourists are everywhere and you can share your world surfing experiences with them.
You can travel to the Sirgao Island and Cloud 9 through Sayak, Dapa, Manila and Cebu. It's easy and not expensive.