Thursday, August 26, 2010

Siargao International Surfing Cup on September 24-30

Philippine Surfing Federation announces
Siargao International Surfing Cup on September 24-30

Contact Person: Zeny C. Pallugna, Secretary General, Philippine Surfing Federation
Contact Details: +63 927.8458874 / +63 929.6721508 / /

General Luna, Siargao Island , 16 August 2010 --- Now in its sixteenth year, the Siargao International Surfing Cup at Cloud nine is Philippines’ longest-running surfing competition, making the country popular as among the world’s sought after surf destinations. This year’s invitational event,that will run from September 24th through 30th, is the most anticipated event of the Philippine surf season featuring the Philippines’ best along side with some foreign surfers.

The tournament is expected to field 32 surfers including 12 of Philippines’ all-time local surfers. This invitational format, along with the allure of the wave at Cloud 9 and a 350 thousand pesos or almost US$7,500 total prizemoney plus trophies, makes the Siargao Cup the most anticipated event of the Philippine surf season.

This year Siargao event will continue to infuse the contest with other activities to make it more festive and appealing to both local and foreign surfing enthusiasts and beach lovers. Aside from the top-level surfing competition, the festival will also feature the Siargao skim boarding challenge, a street dancing festival, agri-aqua trade fair and exhibits, neo-ethnic dance competition, fashion show, San Miguel Corporation’s street parties, and other sports activities.

Another main feature of this year’s festivity is the holding of the 12th Siargao’s national surfing cup wherein local surfers from Baler, Aurora, Camarines, Samar, La Union, General Luna and other parts of the country are expected to compete. This national event will kick-off on September 17 and end on September 21 wherein Philippines’ top 12 surfers will be chosen to become the official representatives of the 16th Siargao International Surfing Cup. Two hundred thousand pesos or more than US$4,000 are up for grabs by the Filipino surfers for both open and junior categories.

The tournament is part of the “Siargao Surfing Festival 2010” which was formally launched in General Luna, Surigao del Norte, last August 5th.
According to Surigao del Norte’s Governor Sol Matugas, this “Siargao Surfing Festival 2010” is a come-on event to promote tourism and showcase Surigao’s natural wonders.

16th Siargao International Surfing Cup is proudly presented by Surigao del Norte’s provincial government and House of Representatives, General Luna’s local government unit, Department of Tourism and the Philippine Surfing Federation (PSF).

For more information, your may get in touch with PSF Secretary General, Zeny Pallugna, at +63 927.8458874 or +63 929.6721508 or email her at (by Zeny Pallugna).

1 comment:

John Santos said...

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