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Siargao - One Place To Best Experience Surfing In The Philippines

Siargao is a small island in the Philippine Sea located 800 kilometers southeast of Manila in the province of Surigao del Norte.

The coastline is marked by a succession of reefs and white sandy beaches. This island contains the largest mangrove forest reserves in Mindanao and long stretches of wetlands point out a potential for commercial seaweed propagation. It faces the Pacific Ocean and the Philippine deep, probably the second deepest water in the world at more than 11 km below sea level. There are several excellent waves on this island but "Cloud 9" has received more publicity than any other wave in the area, definitely in the Philippines as a whole.

This small Siargao island is known as the Philippine surfing capital. Dancing with a gigantic wave is the main magnetism in this island. If you are ready to get wet, then this island promise you to get wild over water. Some people say that it takes you long to be in this appreciated island, yet its worth for an adventure lover just like you. You can reach this island for almost seven hours to be exact from the time you left the capital city of the Philippines, Manila.

This untouched teardrop-shaped island is one of the world's great frontiers for surfing. Its most popular nickname is "cloud 9". Thus, surfing is best for the month of July to November because strong waves in these months are in contrast motion. Of course, before you go on surfing you have to make sure that the weather is good. This island is known as one of the world's five hardest breaks and has been often compared to the famous surfing spots of Hawaii and Australia.

However surfing in Siargao Island or in any surfing spot is not as easy as you think, you should consider following some tips in order to observe safety and avoid accidents that can happen, and worse can cause you a serious injury. Below are useful tips in surfing:

1. Surfboards have a natural center of gravity. Keep in mind that too much weight in the back of the board will cork the board. This is a common mistake among the beginners in surfing; you cannot catch a wave if you are corking your board.

2. You must avoid paddling with both arms at the same time because this will cause your board to speed up and slow down in the water, as a result, you will not be able to maintain steady hull speed through the water.

3. The key to knowing how to sit in your surfing board is being relaxed because the less movement you make the easier you'll find it to do. Being relaxed is the key to learn or improve all other skills of surfing.

4. In standing at a surfing board, you must not stand erect because you will surely fall. Instead make a position like a sumo wrestler. Force down your feet and shoulder width apart and grip the board in your feet opposite of the way you would force down your thighs.

5. Beginners should always wear a leash or leg ropes tied to their surfing board and should also have a safety nose guard to prevent dangerous impacts with the surfing board nose.

After an exhausting day surfing at Siargao Island, you can book in a relaxing and re-energizing resort like Kalinaw Resort, a luxury resort that offers a wide variety of accommodations. There are individual cottages with beautiful terraces on beachfront view. Interior of these cottages has been individually restored to provide all the necessary lavishness and relieve. All these cottages ensure a truly relaxing and comfortable stay.

Each cottage is spacious and has all the modern facilities and services. With the tiring surfing activity you had in this Siargao island you will definitely need a relaxing and comfortable place to rest. All the things you need are all here, the best accommodation and great surfing experience.




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