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Surigao is located at the northeasternmost tip of Mindanao Island in the Philippines. More than two dozen islands and islets make up two fifths of the total land area. They are separated from the mainland by Hinituan Passage, which connects Mindanao Sea to the Pacific Ocean. The largest island of Nonoc is marked by a rusty-red weathering mantle of lateritic nickel ore, visible from any vantage point anywhere in the mainland coast.

Siargao Island

Siargao is a tear-drop shaped island in the Philippine Sea situated 800 kilometers southeast of Manila in the province of Surigao del Norte. It has a land area of approximately 437 square kilometers. The east coast is relatively straight with one deep inlet, Port Pilar. The coastline is marked by a succession of reefs, small points and white, sandy beaches. The neighboring islands and islets have similar landforms.

The Cloud 9 waves is one of the best known surfing waves on Siargao and the Philippines, with a worldwide reputation for thick, hollow tubes. This right-breaking reef wave is the site of the annual Siargao Cup, a domestic and international surfing competition sponsored by the provincial government of Surigao del Norte.

The wave was discovered by travelling surfers in the late 1980s. It was named and made famous by American photographer John S. Callahan, who published the first major feature on Siargao Island in the United States- based Surfer magazine in March 1993, and hundreds of his photos in many other books and magazines since his first visit in 1992. Callahan has put the island on the international map and has drawn thousands of surfers and tourists to Siargao. Cloud 9 also has a reputation for being a relatively cheap destination for surfers with many cheap accommodations and restaurants and bars to choose from.

Bucas Grande Islands

A group of tiny islets off the northeastern coast of Surigao del Norte, a two-hour boat ride south of Siargao it is officially under Siargao’s aegis but often overshadowed in the latter’s favor. Its main town of Socorro is home to a population of 21,000 farmers and fisher-folk. All around are clusters of isles and islets beckoning with lovely beach strips, lustrous coves and hidden lagoons.
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Sohoton Cave

Entering Sohoton Cove, Siargao's island’s major attraction, assured of coursing into an idyllic habitat, with forested limestone mounds rising on all sides in a welcome embrace.

Surfing on Cloud 9

Surfing in Siargao. International surfing competitions are being held here from time to time. Surfers converge from all around the world to experience the world famous Cloud 9.