This month, I went to Siargao, the surfing capital of the Philippines. I admit, I initially wanted to go here to surf, but it is not in Cloud 9 where I was blown away. It was from a different island, but still in Siargao!
I really didn’t know what to expect when surfing because it was my first time. I thought I wouldn’t be able to get up the surf board because I have terrible balance. I can’t even bike!
Because I had several epic wipeouts, my friend actually turned some of my videos to GIF to laugh at later. Haha! But surprisingly, after a dozen and more wipeouts, I’m proud to say that I was able to stand and actually surf!
Honestly, the waves are smaller because we surfed at around 10 or 11AM where the tide is getting low, hence the smaller waves. It is not advisable to surf during low tides because Cloud 9 has a lot of rocks and you risk getting yourself injured. And yes, after our surfing sessions, we realized that we actually have some scratches on our legs and feet. Ha! 😂🤣
It’s a pleasant surprise that our instructor was really encouraging and outgoing vibe so it was quite easy to talk with him.
I’d probably go back here just to surf, but only during high tide so I wouldn’t stab myself onto those pesky rocks again. 😅
Looking back, it gives me so much happiness to be able to travel locally and get to know your own country better. People in Siargao are just so polite and hospitable, as most Filipinos are, really. If there’s a trait that makes me proud to be a Filipino, it would be our hospitality.
And since my country has a lot of islands, there are still so many untravelled places that I want to go. There are still even so many islands in this little province that I’ve lived since the beginning of time. And yes, cheers to more domestic travels! 🏝