Siargao hosts 2013 world Surfing Cup
GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte – The prestigious 2013 World Surfing Cup kicked-off at the famous “Cloud 9” of this town where seasoned surfers from around the globe are competing.
Noted surfers from Europe, the United States, Japan, Australia, Hawaii, Indonesia, Canada, Taiwan, British, Thailand, Vietnam, and from other Asian countries, including the Philippines, are gunning to get the “Double Prize Money.”
Top international surfers like Jamie O’Brien, Wade Goodall, Laurie Towner, and Mikala Jones, as well as top Asian surfers like Raditya Rondi, Made “Boi” Adi Putra, Lee Wilson, and Marlon Gerber are also competing for prize cash money.
While Edito “Piso” Alcala will be defending his title – as the best surfer in the world – against other world surfers.
Slated on the tropical island of Siargao, “Cloud 9” is the iconic barreling right-hander that has hosted numerous professional surfing competitions over the years.
The surfers started displaying their winning forms during the start of this back-to-back surfing competition yesterday, which will run up to September 29.
The simultaneous competition for the women’s surfing and men’s world cup will take place on the same venue.
At least 230 other surfers – both foreign and local – are expected to compete for the coveted title.
“This big event is sure to attract the world and the Asian region’s best male and female surfers, as well as some exciting international free surfers,” said an Australian tourist, who brought along with him some members of his family.
“I’ve surfed and competed at ‘Cloud 9’ several times myself so I know what a special place it is and very exciting,” also said Tipi Jabrik, president of the Asian Surfing Championship sanctioned Men’s and Women’s Event.
It was learned that the guests, visitors, and tourists were already on the island since last week to watch this exciting, thrilling, and prestigious world surfing competition.
Meanwhile, the organizers and the various committees of this event have lined-up various activities to entertain the guests and visitors.
The provincial government of Surigao del Norte, the municipal officials of this town and the other eight municipalities in Siargao, the Region-13 poffice of the Department of Tourism, the Asian Surfing Championship Tour, and the Philippine Surfing Federation are working hand-in-hand for the success of this big event.
This international event is the Philippines’ longest-running surfing competition – making the country to emerge as one of the best surfing spots in the world.