Surfing Cloud 9 in the Philippines

Cloud 9: the perfect wave of the Siargao Island

Cloud 9 is one of the best surf spots in the world. Located in Siargao 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 1980s.

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 wipeouts if you're a beginner.

Although it can get a bit crowded, the famous wave can be surfed without boat support.

Alternative Breaks

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.

Siargao Island has only 437 square kilometers, but there are plenty of places to visit and stay.

Bars, restaurants, sailing, fishing, and scuba diving are great options.

Surf tourists are everywhere, and you can share your world surfing experiences with them.

You can travel to Siargao Island and Cloud 9 through Sayak, Dapa, Manila, and Cebu. It's easy and not expensive.

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