More Than Surfing: The Beauty of Cloud 9 in Siargao Island

Note: This is part of my 6D5N trip to Surigao del Norte. Post was created through the WordPress app
and all photos were taken using iPhone 4s only.

The 2nd day of my Surigao del Norte trip is finally the start of my Siargao Island journey. This will be our home for the next 5 days. Hooray!

The trip from Dapa Port to Our resort was not too long (about 30 minutes) but definitely exhausting since it was past 1PM when we arrived and the sun was extremely happy that day.

After checking in and having a late lunch at La Luna Resort (I will have a separate post for this), we proceeded to the much anticipated part of this trip: Cloud 9.

We hailed a habal-habal (motorbike) and asked if we could ride with him to Cloud 9. A Caucasian woman we asked said that it was about 1.5 kilometers away and might be difficult for us to walk going there since roads are being repaired.

The motorbike we hailed was not really for hire but the man agreed to take us. He only asked for PhP 20 for both of us. Thanks, Kuya! 🙂

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The Boardwalk at Cloud 9

Cloud 9 is the most popular surfing spot in Siargao Island due to the big and clean waves generated in the seas. This area is not really for swimming since a large expanse of it is shallow waters. You can pretty much walk up to the area where the large waves form.

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Shallow and Clear Waters

The Boardwalk became the main attraction in Cloud 9 as it provides tourists easy access to Cloud 9 to watch people surf. I can imagine how difficult it will be to walk in the waters with a lot of rock formations just to get close and watch the surfing action.

It also became popular probably because you can relax and lounge here and just watch the waters or talk to friends and maybe even meet people.

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Rock Formations

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I’m going downstairs to swim 🙂

I’ve noticed that the people we met at Boardwalk and Cloud 9 were very friendly. Most of them said Hi and others even offered to help us take our pictures when they saw that my friend and I had to run when we were using the camera’s timer. I guess it is mostly the chill vibe that surfing brings that makes them friendlier or more cheerful? I don’t know but I greatly appreciate it.

We came to Cloud 9 a little late, around 4PM and soon that sun is about to set.

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Shadows

This long walkway called Boardwalk at Cloud 9 really completed my first day in Siargao Island. My friend Lani and I had tons of fun taking pictures but we’ll come back probably on our last day so we can take more pictures when the sun is bright.

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Isn’t it a beautiful day?

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Hmmmm, I wonder if better days are ahead.

We went back to La Luna Resort and called it a day. A great day, that is.

How to go to Cloud 9: Motorbikes or Habal-Habal are everywhere! Just wait for one to pass and ask the driver to take you to Cloud 9. Real fare is PhP 20 each.


In case you’re wondering, habal-habal is the basic transportation in Siargao Island. The public utility version is a regular motorbike but with a thin roof to provide cover for the passenger/s. A habal-habal can take up to two persons.

If you’re a big surfing person, it will be better to book with a resort in the vicinity of Cloud 9. There is a resort right in front of it called The Boardwalk at Cloud 9 Resort.

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Until the next trip,
CLAIRE