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Northern Mindanao Surfing

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Mindanao, the second largest island of the Philippines, is an enchanting land of volcanic mountains cloaked in exotic tropical plants, leading down to squeaky white and pink sand beaches, where boldly-striped vintas ply the waters between houses perched precariously on stilts. Because wave-rich Siargao island is so close, there is little wonder that intrepid travellers like John Callahan have searched around and discovered some perfect, typhoon swell gems like Jelly's Point or Lanuza's Doot Pooktoy. Since November 2005, an international longboard contest has been held in Lanuza, attracting some big Aussie names and exposure for this budding surf town, helped by the unusual opening ceremony of the ?breaking of the board?. Some travellers from Manila have to fly to Butuan, over on the west coast and getting to Siargao may take another day. So a stop-off in Surigao Province during a decent NE swell makes a lot of sense, as it can be way less crowded than Cloud 9, and some of the waves are almost as good.
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23 - 28°C
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23 - 29°C
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24 - 31°C
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24 - 31°C
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24 - 31°C
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24 - 29°C
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+ Various good spots near Lanuza
+ World-class sandy point
+ Mostly uncrowded
+ Close to Siargao
+ Dirt cheap, virgin Mindanao
- Inconsistent swells
- Short surf season
- Difficult access
- UN travel warnings
- Lack of tourism infrastructure
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Auqui Left Star 2ft 9secs 77° 5mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Live Coral 6
2
N - NE South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Cauit Point Star 2ft 9secs 77° 5mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 10
2
N - E Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Badjang Star 2ft 9secs 77° 5mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Boulders 8
2
N - NE South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Moshi Moshi Star 2ft 9secs 77° 5mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available Boulders 8
2
N - NE South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Punta Left Star 2ft 9secs 77° 5mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 10
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N - NE South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Marami Star 2ft 9secs 76° 1mph Mist No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 4
1
N - NE Westerly All Tides