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Hard-Fought Wins At the 16th Lanuza Surfing Festival 

Hard-Fought Wins At the 16th Lanuza Surfing Festival 

The last day of the 16th Lanuza Surfing Festival was definitely full of excitement, tension and action as every surfer was eager to win first place in their respective categories. The ocean gifted us with two-foot waves but the on-shore wind made them a bit […]

Top Action as Men’s Open Shortboard gets closer to Quarterfinals

Top Action as Men’s Open Shortboard gets closer to Quarterfinals

It has been a busy fifth day of the 16th Lanuza Surfing Festival. On the 4th round, we finally saw the top PSCT surfers enter the water, welcomed by warm sunny weather and inviting 2-3 foot waves. John Mark Tokong, Carlito Nogalo, Philmar Alipayo, Mark […]

Juniors and Women Ruled the 4th Day of the 16th Lanuza Surfing Festival

Juniors and Women Ruled the 4th Day of the 16th Lanuza Surfing Festival

The fourth day of the competition was faced with smaller footlong-waves, the smallest swell we have had in the competition so far. The surfers were put under difficult conditions as it was quite tough to gain enough speed to perform aerial tricks on the tiny waves. […]

Men’s Shortboard Qualifiers Kick-Off on the 3rd Day of the 16th Lanuza Surfing Festival

Men’s Shortboard Qualifiers Kick-Off on the 3rd Day of the 16th Lanuza Surfing Festival

Despite all the alarms about the coming Tropical Depression, Lanuza has woken up with a partially clear sky, offshore wind, no rain and 3-5 foot waves. The third day started with the last two heats of Juniors Shortboard. Daniel Nogalo was on lead until Gabriel Lerog […]

Semifinals of Longboard Heats Up on Day 2

Semifinals of Longboard Heats Up on Day 2

  The second day of the 16th Lanuza Surfing Festival started with similar conditions as yesterday’s 1-2 feet waves. The first ones to get into the water were the Men’s Open Longboard Division. The judges were looking for smooth movements and traditional longboard maneuvers, and […]

All About Longboards On the First Day of the 16th Lanuza Surfing Festival

All About Longboards On the First Day of the 16th Lanuza Surfing Festival

The first day of the 16thLanuza Surfing Festival was all about cross steps, cutbacks and flips, as the longboard riders ruled the waves. Though the day started with small waves of 1-2 feet, the sun was out and the surfers gave their best on the first […]

The Island That Shaped Us: An Interview with Ikit and Aping Agudo

The Island That Shaped Us: An Interview with Ikit and Aping Agudo

  The Island That Shaped Us: An Interview with Ikit and Aping Agudo By Camille Pilar   The view from the fishing boat was dreamlike: waves unraveled at the edge of the island and there were people riding them, disappearing into dark blue tunnels of […]

Tokong, Canon Win First Place in the 20th Siargao National Surfing Cup

Tokong, Canon Win First Place in the 20th Siargao National Surfing Cup

Cloud 9, General Luna, Siargao Island, Philippines (Thursday, September 27, 2018) – The final day of the 20th Siargao National Surfing Cup was one full of tense excitement. Bets were drawn and the crowds were wowed as both Juniors and Men’s Open finalists displayed their […]

Top Seeds Put on a Clinic at Cloud 9 Today, Final Showdown Tomorrow

Top Seeds Put on a Clinic at Cloud 9 Today, Final Showdown Tomorrow

  Cloud 9, General Luna, Siargao Island, Philippines (Wednesday, September 26, 2018) – Today was an epic battle of Philippines’ finest surfers showing the rest of the country why they deserve their rankings. PSCT 2017 Men’s Shortboard Open champion Philmar Alipayo, Siargao’s Piso Alcala, Baler’s Neil […]

Cloud 9 Still On Fire for the Second Day of the 20th Siargao National Surfing Cup

Cloud 9 Still On Fire for the Second Day of the 20th Siargao National Surfing Cup

The swell was slightly smaller, but Cloud 9 still gave us consistent solid 4-foot waves to open the second day of the 20th Siargao National Surfing Cup with the first round of the Juniors Category. 17-year-old and below surfers were paddling out towards barreling Cloud […]