|Siargao is the biggest island in the
group east of Surigao. Dapa is the main town where
boats come from Surigao. Tourists usually ead to
the smaller town of General Luna on the south-east
coast. Between Dapa and General Luna is Union, a
village with lovely beaches, small bay and outlying
islands. It is at the western end bay and is connected
to Dapa by and 8 km road.
Siargao is a haven away from the hassle and bustle
of the city. The islands are lined with miles
of white sands, clear waters and fringed with
palm trees. It is also offers enchanting caves,
magnificent rock formations, mountain lakes and
vast tract of mangroves.
It is said that Siargao was disclosed as a destination
by foreign surfers and scuba divers. It is an
exotic paradise which captures the vivid colors
of nature in all its grandeur . all islets are
suitable for swimming, snorkeling , scuba diving
, sailing, game fishing and sub bathing.
March to June are the best months for island
hopping, beach combing, spelunking while August
to October are best for surfing and other waters
Siargao boasts of surf waves comparable in power
and quality to the waves of Hawaii. The unspoiled
tear drop island called Siargao is the Shangri-La
of adventures and nature lovers. It is the Surfing
Capital of the Philippines and is now one of the
worlds great frontiers for surf exploration.
PACIFICO (Burgos) Long, slow breaking
perfection high or low tide handles up to 10ft.,
400m waves. A fine dish for those who dont
like their waves too hot.
CARIDAD (Pilar) Short, fast left
with a super-shallow end bowl. You can only surf
it when the tide is high.
NEILS SPOT (Pilar) A well-shaped
right hand break at the base of a small island
near the town of Pilar. Protected from big swell
and northeast winds so the waves are usually 40%
smaller than the outer reef breaks like Cloud
9. A good alternative when the outer swells are
huge and scary.
PILAR This is a series of lefts
in-front of the towns wharf, but it needs
huge swell on the reef before it starts working.
AT GENERAL LUNA ISLAND ROCK ISLAND
Another excellent right hand break. The swell
wraps around the base of a small rock island about
1.5 kms offshore. It hallows and bowls over into
a superb high speed sections that will sometimes
deliver 200m rides. Excellent high performance
wave that can hold swells up to a double overhead
and at its best at 2 or 3 meters.
CLOUD NINE A worlds class right
hand break that offers machine-like barreling
perfection. It works on any swell when theres
southwest winds but works at its best from 2 to
3m. the wave is big, thisk peak that rises abruptly,
hallows out and breaks heavily in just 2m of water.
PANSIQUION REEF Open ocean right
hand break just 20 minutes by banca south of General
Luna. This reef needs a swell of 2m or more and
is not as intense as most waves in the area.
LA JANOSA ISLAND There are some
fun lefts in front of La Janosa barrio and some
power left on the east coast.
ANTOKON ISLAND A perfect left wraps
180 around tiny Antokon island. Large swells is
needed before it breaks cleanly. There is also
a right hand break opposite Antokon Island.
DACO Nias style right hander only,
woth checking if swell is too big everywhere else.