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Some photos from the 1st day of the International Comp. Not sure who took 'em but looking good!

 

 

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24 September 2013, Siargao Island-Philippines:

 

Living up to its reputation as one of the world’s best righthand barreling waves, Cloud 9
delivered solid 5-6 foot perfection today to start the ASC 6 star Men’s
Open Division of the 19th Annual Siargao International Surfing Cup,
with the Siargao locals showing off their tube riding virtuosity by
posting the day’s highest scores and on the way eliminating the ASC’s
number one ranked surfer, Raditya Rondi from Indonesia.

 At least six surfboards and as many legropes fell victim to the crushing
forces of Cloud 9 today, a wave that many compare to the famous Backdoor
of Hawaii’s North Shore Pipeline....

 

http://www.asiansurfingtour.com/content/event-reports/siargao-locals-post-highest-scores-in-pumping-cloud-nine-perfection-and-top-seed-raditya-rondi-elimi/

 

 

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JamesMusslewhite

Keep us posted Bossman and keep the pictures coming. Tubes and T-bags, what a great sport... :biggrin_01:

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Half Baked

Those are some impressive waves! I'd like to come and see that competition if it wasn't so far over there. Can they move it over to Talisay next year? :/

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Semifinalists Decided in Absolute Barrel Fest and Two Perfect Scores
at Cloud Nine on Day Two of the 19th Annual Siargao International
Surfing Cup



The sole Filipino surfer making it through to the Semifinals is
local Osot Alcala, who Contest Director Gerry Degan is willing to go on
record as saying is the best barrel rider on the island, always getting
the longest and deepest barrels in every surf session.


Alcala certainly proved that today, posting the day’s only other 10 point wave
while eliminating ASC number 2 ranked Garut Widiarta from Bali (INA) in
Quarterfinal 1.

Alcala began the heat with a barrel
that got him 6.65 points, then took off on a thick lipped beauty that he
stayed in an impossibly long time before be ejected into the channel
for a perfect 10 points.  He went on to finish with another nice barrel
that got him 8.5 points for the second highest combined heat score of
the day of 18.5 points.

In his post heat interview with
Contest Director Gerry Degan, Alcala was asked what he was thinking
after hearing he scored a perfect 10, and he replied with a big smile,
“I wasn’t thinking anything.  I just got lucky to get that wave.  But
right now I’m thinking I’m really happy!”
.....

 

http://www.asiansurfingtour.com/content/event-reports/semifinalists-decided-in-absolute-barrel-fest-and-two-perfect-scores-at-cloud-nine-on-day-two-of-the/

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Half Baked

The only "watersports" competition I ever won was the "Most Frequent-Filler from the Beer Cooler Inner Tube Award" on the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels, TX. I believe I won the "Laziest Tuber" too, but its all kinda hazy.

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Fantastic photos! Was the one with shark also taken there? YUKES!!!! :hyper:  Those photos shoots down another thread I read several months ago that said there was no where to surf in The Philippines. How far is Siargao Island from Cebu? How do you get there and how long does it take? I live in Huntington Beach California and would have taken up surfing by now but the water is too cold for me. I love the water temp in The Philippines! Thanks for some great photos!

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Irenicus

 

Fantastic photos! Was the one with shark also taken there? YUKES!!!!

 

Looks like a bottlenose dolphin. 

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Looks like a bottlenose dolphin. 

I think you're right. It seems to have a pointed nose like a dolphin. A shark would be rounder. That's cool if there's dolphins there! :D

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I was on Siargao mid September when the waves were still not high. But I visited several beach resorts including Cloud 9, Ocean 101, Island Cabana, Dedon, Kalinaw, and Siargao Bleu which is still under construction. I like the place and will be coming back next year when the waves are high. I've also visited Surigao city on my way back to Cebu. The city is small but relatively clean. I've talked with the city mayor over breakfast about the newly opened iron mine of Sumitomo (Japan) in nearby Claver which offers 6,000 new jobs. I'm back in Toronto and looking toward seeing new things in Surigao del Norte next year.

 

Thanks BoosHog for the photos and update.

 

James Musslewhite: I also enjoy your postings on farming and fish culture. I've seen some organic farming on Siargao by a relative of the province's congressman and governor. Quite impressive.

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Biggest dolphin ive ever seen :Yay:  So are there many international surfers competing?

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