Surigao gears for int'l surfing competition

The Department of Tourism (DOT) and the local government of Surigao are in the thick of preparations for the 16th International and National Surfing Cup next month.

The tournament is part of the “Siargao Surfing Festival 2010” which was formally launched in General Luna, Surigao del Norte.

Local surfers from Baler, Aurora, Camarines, General Luna and other parts of the country are expected to compete in the national competition which will kick off on September 22 and end on September 25.

The international tournament, meantime, will begin on September 27.

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, street parties, and other sports activities.

According to the DOT, the International and National Surfing Cup is one way to promote tourism and showcase Surigao’s natural wonders. – With reports from ANC and Richmond Hinayon, ABS-CBN News Caraga

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