Siargao Secures Future of Surfing During the Awarding Ceremony

The Awarding Ceremony of the 21st National Siargao Surfing Cup was held in the Boulevard in General Luna. All thanks to our sponsor, Vans Philippines, the ceremony was off to a great start by raffling off some goodies.

Edito “Piso” Alcala holding up his trophy as the Men’s Open Champion of the 21st National Siargao Surfing Cup. Photo by John Vincent Camingue

This year’s competition has been a tribute to Mayor Jaime P. Rusillon, a great supporter of surfing in his hometown and in the country as well, who passed away last April. Mayor Rusillon is, considered to be the godfather of surfing in the Philippines, along with his wife and acting mayor, Cecilia Rusillon, who have always put all the efforts in making Siargao a surf paradise known worldwide.

Mayor Cecilia Rusillon, called on stage the members of the Philippine Surfing Team to congratulate and recognize them on their recent trip to Japan where they represented our nation in the ISA World Surfing Games. Out of the seven athletes who competed in Japan, four are from Siargao: Edito “Piso” Alcala, Eduardo Alciso, John Mark Tokong and Ana Mae Alipayo. “Congratulations on your achievements and for representing our country in Japan. We will continue to support you and the surf in Siargao”, expressed the Mayor. 

The Philippine Team with Mayor Cecilia Rusillon. Photo by John Vincent Camingue

PSCT judges also handed a high performance award to two surfers who have shown an outstanding improvement and commitment throughout the entire leg. The winners of this award presented by Maui and Sons, one of our major sponsors, was given to Daniel Nogalo, from Juniors Division, and to Kent Brian Solloso, from Men’s Open. 

Daniel Nogalo and Kent Brian awarded as the highest performance during the 21st National Siargao Surfing Cup. Photo by John Vincent Camingue

Thank you Siargao for another epic competition, we can not wait to come back next year. Follow us on tour as we go to Samar from the 15th until the 21st of October for our next leg!

Marvin Delamide, Juniors Champion of the 21st National Surfing Cup. Photo by John Vincent Camingue

John Mark Tokong (2nd place), Piso Alcala (1st place), Philmar Alipayo and Jay-r Esquivel (Both Equal 3rd place). Photo by John Vincent Camingue

Equal 5h place finalists. Photo by John Vincent Camingue

The 21st National Siargao Surfing Cup trophies made by Halo Cruisers. Photo by John Vincent Camingue

Locals celebrating after the closure of the ceremony. Photo by John Vincent Camingue

The 21st Siargao National Surfing Cup is proudly supported by VANS Philippines and hosted by the Municipal Government of General Luna. PSCT also thanks its sponsors: the Philippine Sports Commission, the Province of Surigao del Norte, Maui and Sons, Congressman Matugas and with sponsors Gwapitos, Cebu Pacific, Kermit Siargao, House of Representatives, ABS-CBN Sports and Action, CNN Philippines, Kudo Surf, Fat Lips Surf Shop, ANCx, Be Siargao Magazine, Harana Surf Resort,, Metro Channel, Inq Pop, Binggo Ride, Olas Banditos, Seawadeeka, Siargao Corner Cafe, Siargao Wakepark, My Life on Board, Beach Hut, SOS Gym, Shaka Cafes, Fluidsurf, Zicatela, Siargao Pay, Cantilan Bank, Greenhouse Siargao, Fili Beans Espresso, DWIZ, Pacific Cross, PAGCOR, Siargao Island Surfing Association, SEA Movement, Vissla, Loose Keys Moto Culture, Barangay Catangnan and Heineken. 

About PSCT

The Philippine Surfing Championship Tour (PSCT) is the premier professional surfing competition where top surfers from all over the Philippines compete in multiple locations around the country, vying for a spot in the national surfing team.

Already on its third year, the PSCT celebrates the Filipino surfers, passionate fans, and dedicated partners that together grow the Philippine surfing community to what it is today and what it was envisioned to be.

PSCT exists to set the stage awnd act as a platform for professional surfing in the Philippines. Promoting Filipino surfers as world-class athletes and uniting the surfing community and fans by sharing the story and adventure of Philippine surfing one tour at a time.

About VANS Philippines

Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans authentic collections are sold globally in 84 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. Vans own and operate more than 600 retail locations around the world.

The Vans brand promotes the action sports lifestyle, youth culture and creative self-expression through the support of athletes, musicians and artists and through progressive events and platforms such as the Single and Unattached, Aurora Surfing Challenge, Bicol Surf Jam, Zambapalooza, Southswell, Catanduanes Surf break, Cloud 9 Masters Short Board Open, Lanuza Surf Competition, Archipelago Surf Film, and in various surf destinations in the Philippines since 2012.

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