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Morion's PhotoTravel Diaries| Waves of General Luna: The Surfing Capital of the Philippines

"kapag tinanong ako ng anak ko kung saan ang Siargao madali kong masasagot dahil napuntahan ko..." -travelingmorion

This PhotoTravel Diary features photographs taken during my first visit to the most famous town of Siargao Island. 
General Luna is the municipality next to Dapa (going east). From Dapa Port travel may take 30-45 minutes (Habal-habal ride). Accommodations, from cheap to first class, are available and easy to find- don't hesitate to ask the locals.
The town was tagged as the surfing capital of the Philippines as it is famous for huge waves called “cloud 9”. Upon reaching the town proper I've noticed that the ground is literally fine-white sands.
"Kahit yung paligid ng munisipyo nila at mga inner roads ay hindi na sinemento as in puting-pinong buhangin, sarap tumapak!"
We have limited time to explore the whole town since we're doing area mapping and courtesy call, hanggang tanaw na lang muna ako sa Guyam at Naked Island na nakaharap sa amin. I've said, "babalikan natin to' sa Saturday at Sunday:)  Dunno exactly what is/are in the said Islands but I'm pretty sure that beaches' sands are powdery white! 
After 10-15 minutes of stop-over at the baywalk area of the town proper, we immediately headed to the beach area they called "Cloud 9". "Dito ako na-excite, ito na yung surfing na tinatawag!"

PHOTOWALK
A short stop at Dapa-General Luna Boundary after seeing the
Hawk at the Electric Post 
Guyam Island
"Pantalan ng General Luna"
Gateway to Guyam and Naked Island
General Luna's Beach 
"Buhangin at mga Bata"
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welcome to Cloud 9- the surfing area
"Audience entrance"
The Audience Area- closer look to Surfboards and Surfers
 Cloud 9 waves surfing!



58 comments:

  1. Why cloud 9? When you're surfing there as if you're on top or full of happiness, is that so?

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  2. tnx for dropping here sir Gil:)tumpak sir! sabi din ng ibang taga Siargao kaya cloud nine kc pag season ng malalaking alon kasing taas ng up en down na bahay ang alon at dahil sa height "parang clouds" :)

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  3. The surfing shot looks so cool and so fun.

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  4. awesome article... Thanks for sharing with us...

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  5. Beautiful shots :) Thanks for sharing Hope to visit there some time soon.

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  6. tnx Franc, Raj and Deli for dropping here:)

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  7. i've always wanted to try surfing in siargao! quite far but i guess it will be all worth it! :)

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  8. These photos are treasures to cherish. I like most the black and white photo of the Pantalan, kinda old memory of the past.

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  9. The photos look so refreshing! :) I'd love to try surfing in Siargao in the near future.

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  10. Such amazing place, hoping will be able to visit it as well. Our country is really blessed with such beautiful surroundings.

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  11. I wish I can learn to surf too.

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  12. i love the beach... hopefully soon I can go there. :)

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  13. Never been to Siargao, I have just started travelling. Your captures are amazing, how I wish I can learn from you in photography.

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  14. we really have those lovely waves here?... wow... now, all i need is a surfing board and how to use it... :)) Yahweh bless.

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  15. @ Berylle- go ang ganda ng Siragao!
    @ Ralph- yap sa siargao nga yan bro they call it cloud 9 waves.
    tnx mami tees,rob , mavin, sumi, gigi en franc for dropping here:)

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  16. Surfing is one of my frustration... I wanna visit siargao one day...

    Wag lan may shark.

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  17. Hi Jeff, I've been to some islands in Surigao but I missed Siargao. (sadly)
    I can still remember how the white sand pulled my feet and its pebbles too.

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  18. Woow! This post really makes me excited for my trip to Siargao this August! Sayang di tayo nagkasabay.. btw great photos!

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  19. Its been a while since I visited your blog..
    Nice photowalk!
    God I miss Surfing!
    Though i've only done it once in Zambales, I keep a vivid memory of the experience!
    Maybe I'll conquer this terrain, Surfing Capital by my BDay!

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  20. Love your photo of the hawk. Very nice.

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  21. I want to try surfing someday. Is it hard for a complete beginner to learn?

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  22. I've never tried surfing! not sure if I will in my lifetime hehe.. looks fun!!!

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  23. I want to try surfing but i think I won't be able to balance myself..
    looks fun!

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  24. lovely photos.. i miss the beach :(
    rainy season na, kainis.

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  25. @ejomlexus- wow! visit Siargao and explore this amazingly beautiful island and dont forget to try Surfing ha:)

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  26. @Robbie- I am also so inlove in Siargao's fine-white sands, walang katulad:)

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  27. @Adobotech- tnx for dropping here, you also check other posts:)

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  28. @Rojae- wow! PM me i am just here in Surigao City or maybe I am in Siargao on August:)

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  29. @Francis-tnx bro for dropping here and tnx for nice comments (from a pro Photog jejeje)

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  30. @Ness and Gemma- tnx for dropping here and visiting my page:)

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  31. @ unsugarcoated review and Che- hahaha there are trainers and professional surfers there who are willing to teach and train:) medyo mahal nga lang bayad per hour:) pero lam ko may mga local din dun na magagaling mga surf at mura lang bayad:)

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  32. wow tnx to the ever sexy msAiraPingol for that wonderful comment:)

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  33. Great photos, never been to Siargao and I really heard good things about the place. Might as well visit the place.

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  34. Love the scenery and the Hawk it's very rare to see this creatures :)

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  35. Nice photos and thank you for bringing me to Siargao with your lovely photos.

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  36. great pictures..wanna try surfing at siargao..hope to go there soon.

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  37. great pictures wanna try surfing at siargao

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  38. I went to Surigao and been to islands but never been to Siargao. Though not an adventure buff, I wanted to explore this and Sohoton cove. These and the rest will be soon.

    Surigao is endowed with such an awesome beauty and your photos captured them!

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  39. Very,very good photos! They can convince any traveler to come and visit.

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  40. Sssssssssssssssssssssurfing!

    The place seems nice, (nice pictures!), and the scenery is really really admirable. I feel that I'm ignorant of this country's beauty.. Dami pa palang places to enjoy. Beauty of nature.

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  41. surfing has become a way of life for the people in this area...I can see young kids doing it. The place is beautiful so it's a pity it is quite far and hard to reach. A friend just got back from there and she was so tired with all the travelling.

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  42. waaa.. this I would love to try.. can a person who does not know how to swim can surf? waaa just asking...

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  43. Siargao is one of my dream surfing destinations. I'm not very good at surfing pa, beginner pa lang. But I would love to go to Siargao and try surfing there. Hahaha! Ang kapal lang ng mukha ko. Hehehe!

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  44. I envy people living in the province who have better access to beaches like Siargao islands. ^_^

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  45. @the chef- pwede nman kc mukhang mababaw lang naman pero da best pa rin na swimming muna pag aralan before surfing para sure, malalaki kc yung alon;)

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  46. Your photos do reveal why it is more fun in the Philippines.

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  47. Great shots! I miss going to the beach, but not to swim, I just like walking on the sand and picking up sea shells. Sometimes I think of trying surfing but being a coward that I am, I am scared. LOL.

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  48. Nagbabalik lang..
    Thanks Jeff! :)
    Seriously, I'm imagining a trip to this surfing capital.

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  49. Nice cam you got there. All shots are clear and wow that a place in heaven...:D

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  50. panalo may hawk pa talaga! i haven't been to this place pero isa ito sa mga target ko next year :)

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  51. Panalo talaga ang surfing sa Siargao! nakaka-miss! woohoo!!! :)

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  52. Wow, tnx karen, katty, nickel, and mavic for dropping here also bro francis;) Christian truly ang ganda ng Siargao, wlang katulad! @mervs, balik ka sma tau sa pag surf;) jeje

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  53. WOW! Gusto ko na itry surfing! Cool :)

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  54. kapag nagpunta ulit ako jan ... kelangan mong sumama at kelangan mag surfing ka!!! hahahaha .. get ready na jeffrey ... kita kits sa Bonok bonok !

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  55. @gelaikuting en Whaky Adventures- thanks guys for dropping here:)
    @ dennis- hahaha i cant imangine myself surfing! Kaya ba ako ng surfboard? hahaha

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