Bad conditions hamper Day 1 of Intl Surfing Cup in Siargao

SIARGAO ISLAND, Surigao del Norte - Winds and weak waves forced organizers delay the first day of the 14th International Surfing Cup in General Luna town's Cloud 9 Sunday.

According to some of the surfers, the wind was so strong during their free surf that they could hardly move in the waves and eye-soar.

Organizers said they will continue to monitor the weather conditions. If conditions fail to improve, they said the competition will resume Monday morning.

A total of 48 foreign surfers who traveled all the way to General Luna to compete in the magnificent waves of Cloud 9.

Among the participants are International Surfing defending champion Wade Goodall of Australia and some of the world’s most prolific tube riders, including 2006 Pipeline master James O’Brien and professional big wave rider Makua Rothman, both from Hawaii. Also present in the event are fearless Australian chargers Laurie Towner and Dylan Longbottom.

The participants will be competing for the tournament’s $20,000 top prize. (abs-cbn)

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