Surfing Fed bares Siargao Int'l Surfing Cup

Now in its sixteenth year, the Philippine Surfing Federation will be staging the Siargao International Surfing Cup at Cloud Nine on September 24-30.

Organized alongside by the Local Government of General Luna, Siargao Island, in cooperation with the Provincial Government of Surigao del Norte and the Department of Tourism, the tournament serves as major highlight of Siargao Surfing Festival 2010 -- the Philippines' longest-running surfing competition, making the country popular among the world's most sought-after surf destinations.

Top Filipino surfers will be pitting skills with foreign rivals, as competitors from as far as Australia, Indonesia and Japan have already signified to vie for the P350,000 cash or almost US$7,500 total prize money plus trophies.

This year's Siargao event will continue to infuse the contest with other activities to make it more festive and appealing to both local and foreign surfing enthusiasts and beach lovers. Aside from the top-level surfing competition, the festival will also feature the Siargao skim boarding challenge, a street dancing festival, agri-aqua trade fair and exhibits, neo-ethnic dance competition, fashion show, San Miguel Corporation's street parties, and other sports activities.

Another main feature of this year's festivity is the holding of the 12th Siargao's National Surfing Cup wherein local surfers from Baler, Aurora, Camarines, Samar, La Union, General Luna and other parts of the country are expected to compete.

Through this competition, the country's top 12 surfers will be chosen to become the official representatives of the 16th Siargao International Surfing Cup.

Some P200,000 cash or more than US$4,000 are up for grabs by the Filipino surfers in both open and junior categories.

The tournament is part of the "Siargao Surfing Festival 2010" which was formally launched in General Luna, Surigao del Norte, last August 5.

According to Surigao del Norte's Governor Sol Matugas, this "Siargao Surfing Festival 2010" is a come-on event to promote tourism and showcase Surigao's natural wonders.

For more information, you may get in touch with PSF Secretary General, Zeny Pallugna, at +63 927.8458874 or +63 929.6721508 or email her at zenpallugna@yahoo.com.ph. (PSF/PR/Sun-star)

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