Siargao Islands - Surfing Capital of the Philippines
Siargao Islands is composed of 48 islands and islets-politically divided into nine municipalities: Burgos, Dapa, Del Carmen, Gen. luna, Pilar, San Benito, San Isidro, Santa Monica, and Socorro.
Pilar Magpupungko Beach
The town is situated at the eastern sea-coast of the island of Siargao on the side of a small gulf directly facing the vast Pacific Ocean, and approxiamtely 200 nautical miles from the Philippine Deep.
Del Carmen Church
Del Carmen, was founded in year 1600, almost a century after Magellan discover the Philippines on March 16, 1521 .The patron saint is the Lady of Carmen and is celebrated every 16th of July. The name Numancia was introduced by the Spanish priest who hailed from Numancia , Spain, which was then a very progressive town in the Andalucian plain.
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Friday, May 1, 2015
Vans Cloud 9 Masters Finishes Up in Barreling Waves with Piso Alcala the Open Champ, Rina Kitazawa Winning the Women’s Division, and Mike Escoltura the Junior Champ
1 May 2015, Siargao Island, Philippines: The early morning light yesterday morning revealed the welcome sight of iconic Cloud 9 offering up glassy and barreling 2-4 foot perfection to start the final day of the Van’s Cloud 9 Masters, a day that would see wave and weather conditions run from glassy and calm to a torrential downpour and back again to near perfect conditions.
In the first of the afternoon finals it was Mike Escoltura taking the Junior Division win over John Mark Tokong, who had been surfing brilliantly all event long, winning every heat but his semifinal, couldn’t seem to find his rhythm in the final against the solid rail and barrel surfing of 18 year old Escoltura, whose twin brother Mark was also in the final. When asked how he felt about being the Junior Master of Cloud 9 he replied, “I’m so happy and I thank God that I got the good waves today, and also thanks to my sponsor who gave me the chance to compete here. I’m studying for college now so that’s why I didn’t have so much time to practice, but I think it was just my opportunity to win today. I’m very proud to be the winner here, and hope I can win again next year in the Open.”
|Vans Cloud 9 Masters 2015 Women's Division Champ Rina Kitazawa (Japan) with Manette Alcala, Nildi Blancada and Nilbi Blacada (R-L)|
|5-year-old Kai-Kai Alcala: The youngest competitor of the Cloud 9 Masters 2015.|
|Siargao's Carlito Nogalo|
|Cloud 9 Master Rodolfo "Osot" Alcala|
|Celebrity Sam Pinto with Siargao's local surfers.|
The Asian Surfing Championships was established in 2010 as the progression of the highly successful Indonesian Surfing Championships that began in Bali, Indonesia in 2004. The mission of the ASC is to develop and progress the sport of surfing in Asia by assisting in the organizing and sanctioning of professional surfing events, which will help their growing surf communities and draw more attention to their areas for the progression of surfing locally, nationally, and throughout all of the Asian Region.
|Cloud 9 Tower|
|Japan's Rina Kitazawa|
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1. Siargao Islands, Surigao
Siargao Island is not only famous for its famous Cloud 9 wave but it is also known as the "Gamefishing Mecca" in the Philippines --- thanks to Surigao del Norte Congressman Francisco Matugas and the Philippine Surfing Federation who started the annual international gamefishing tournament last April 2008.
Gamefishing is a big thing in the bountiful seas of Siargao. With species such as marlin, tuna, grouper, dorado and billfish (i.e., sailfish, marlin, spearfish, and broadbill swordfish), avid anglers are not disappointed with their bounty. In fact, international gamefishing competitions are held every April along the east of the shores of Pilar, north point of Burgos and south point of Daku Island.
- About 60 minutes by plane from Manila via Cebu City (via Cebu Pacific Airlines)
- About 30 minutes by plane from Cebu City
- Donna Tiu / mobile no. +63 9178051570
- Don Pallugna / Mobile no. +63 915 995 52183 / Email: email@example.com
|At the Municipality of Pilar in Siargao Island|
The Philippine Gamefishing Foundation (PGFF), the first and oldest fishing club in the Philippines, owns and manages the Don Andres Soriano Sportfishing Camp located inside the Philippine Navy headquarters in Barangay San Vicente, Sta. Ana, Cagayan. The fishing camp serves as a take off point for anglers traveling to Susay Rock, which is about two to three hours away by motorized banca. Anglers intending to try out the fishing grounds of Camiguin Island can also use the fishing camp as their base, but travel time will take about four hours.
- Approximately 12 hours drive from Manila
- Approximately 60 minutes by plane from Manila to Tuguegarao City plus 3 hours drive to Santa Ana
Address: Unit B, Manila Bay Arcade, Quirino Avenue corner M.H. Del Pilar Street, Malate Manila, Philippines
Best Season for fishing:
- Year-round - for bottom fishing of snapper and grouper
- March-June – for blue marlin, sailfish and dorado
OTHER FISHING AREAS
Contact Person: GoodCatch Sportfishing / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Calatagan is among the nearest gamefishing spots in Metro Manila. It only takes a few hours to get there to catch local fishes such as giant trevally and African pompano.
Travel Time: About 3 hours drive from Manila
Hardcore gamefishers dock their yachts in Subic for a fantastic fishing experience. Anglers will be treated with giant trevally, sailfish, wahoo, king mackerel and barracuda.
Best Season for Fishing: October to June.
Travel Time: About 3 hours drive from Manila
These two lakes, Lumot and Pantabangan, are popular for largemouth bass fishing. Freshwater fishing in these areas is available year round.
- About 2.5 hours drive from Manila to Caliraya, Laguna
- About 4 hours drive from Manila to Pantabangan Lake, Nueva Ecija
Just like any other fishing grounds in the Philippines, Mactan Island offers anglers with trevally (mamsa), Spanish mackerel (tanguigue), different varieties of tuna (including bonito, yellow fin, bigeye, and dogtooth), barracuda, dorado, and wahoo.
Travel Time: About 30 minutes by plane from Manila to Cebu
5. Camiguin Island
Camiguin Island offers a wide variety of fishes from great trevally, barracuda and wahoo, among other. Sailfish can be spotted from March to June and tuna from July to October. Reef fishing, mainly at night, can produce varieties of grouper, coral trout, wrasse, parrotfish, and many other species. Fishing of squid at night can also be very productive.
- About 75 minutes by plane from Manila to Cagayan de Oro City plus 3 hours by land and ferry boat to Camiguin Island
- About 30 minutes by plane from Cebu City to Camiguin Island
Davao specializes in offshore fishing from pelagic tuna, billfish, wahoo, dorado, and king mackerels.
- About 80 minutes by plane from Manila to Davao
- About 30 minutes by plane from Cebu City to Davao
|Winners of the first Siargao International Gamefishing Tournament in Siargao Island |
with Congressman Francisco Matugas, Mayor Lucio Gonzales, Atty. Gordon Uy and Zeny Pallugna.