Siargao is best known as “The Surfing Capital of the Philippines” w/ a reputation among surfers within the Philippines marker & the International scene. The Island’s Pacific-facing reefs are situated on the edge of the Philippine Deep, and the extremely deep offshore waters assure the ocean swells have undiluted power when they encounter the many coral and rock reefs. Siargao has excellent surfing conditions, especially during the southwest “habagat” monsoon fr August to November, when the prevailing wind is offshore.
Siargao is a tear-drop shaped island in the Philippine Seamarker situated 800 kilometers southeast of Manilamarker in the province of Surigao del Nortemarker. It has a land area of about 437 square kilometers. The east coast is relatively straight with one deep inlet, Port Pilar. The coastline is marked by a sequence of reefs, small points & white, sandy beaches. The neighboring islands & islets have similar landforms.
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