The 20th Annual Siargao Cloud 9 Surfing Cup will be an historic event as it will be the first time this world renowned surf break will offer ASP Qualifying Series points. This year the event is co-sanctioned with both ASP QS and Asian Surfing Championship (ASC) points on offer for those who can master the barrels on offer.
Indonesian Putra Hermawan won this event last year and is looking forward to returning for an even bigger and better event this time round, as well as the opportunity to compete for both ASP QS and ASC points in the one event.
"That wave at Cloud 9 is really good," Hermawan said. "Surfing Cloud 9 is like surfing my homebreak, Lacerations in Nusa Lembongan. Last year was my first time to surf at Cloud 9 and I'm so stoked to win the event in really fun barrels. I'm so excited to go back there again!"
Siargao Governor, the Honourable Francisco T. Matugas has been a driving force behind getting this event on the world stage. Governor Matugas is proud of this event and the chance to show the world the surf and the surfing talent that the Philippines have to offer.
"Siargao Island has been dubbed as one of the top 10 best surf sites in the world by CNN and is ready for the next big international competition, the Siargao International Surfing Cup on September 25 - 30, 2014 at Cloud 9, General Luna, Siargao Island," Governor Matugas said.
Dane Jordan, ASP Australasia General Manager is proud to be continuing the ASP's vision of putting the world's best surfers in the world's best waves even at a QS level. This year the event will offer an ASP 1-Star QS rating.
"I've been lucky enough to see Cloud 9 first hand and it truly is one of the world's best waves," Jordan said. "It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to make these events happen so I'd like to thank the people of the Philippines and everyone who's involved. I'm really looking forward to this historic event."
The 20th Annual Siargao Cloud 9 Surfing Cup will run from September 24-29, 2014, and has been slotted into the calendar to allow competitors enough time to transit to Japan for the 4-Star QS Chiba Open.
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