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Philippines action boils at Billabong Cloud 9 Invitational
« on: September 29, 2008, 06:58:08 AM »


Billabong Cloud 9 Invitational

Surfing Australia
Cloud 9 Siargao Island Philipines
23 - 30 September 2007

Surfing Action Commences At Billabong Cloud 9 Invitational In Philippines

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 22 September, 2008 : - - International surfing action returned to the Philippines today with the opening round of the highly-anticipated Billabong Cloud 9 Invitational getting underway at the remote, island jewel of Siargao.  Cloud 9, once voted as amongst the ten top waves in the world, again took centre stage with 6 non-elimination round one heats being completed in clean 0.5-1-metre reef break waves before high tide conditions halted proceedings.

Reigning title holder Wade Goodall (Caloundra, Qld, Aus) made a perfect start to his title defence winning the day’s opening heat to advance directly through to round three. But it was no easy win for the former Australasian Pro Junior Series champion, having to rely on his full bag of tricks to post a come-from-behind victory against local Philippines surfer Martin Tenegra and fellow Australian Adam Sharpe, who were both relegated to non-elimination round two.

After a slow start, Goodall kicked into gear, nailing a 5.87 before posting a heat high 7.07 in the final two minutes of the 25-minute heat to finish on top with a 12.94 two-wave combination. “It was good to get a win under my belt,” said Goodall. “Conditions were quite marginal and the other guys seemed to be getting all the bigger waves in the first half of the heat. Luckily I was able to get some rhythm by heat’s end and advance to round three.”

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Due to Siargao’s proximity to the Philippines, big swells from the Pacific Ocean roll in from the second deepest stretch of water in the world to create flawlessly hollow waves. The Billabong Cloud 9 Invitational is proudly supported by the Provincial Government of Surigao Del Norte with support from the Department of Tourism Philippines.

"We're here to preserve democracy, not practice it."

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Re: Philippines action boils at Billabong Cloud 9 Invitational
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2008, 04:04:18 AM »
Should be a great time to have a surfing competition...there\'s a tropical storm off the Eastern side of the PI..going to cut through Leyte and up to Luzon. Never been to Suragao, but they did some surfing in San Juan, LaUnion.
Greg & Almira  ;-)

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Re: Philippines action boils at Billabong Cloud 9 Invitational
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2008, 06:39:18 AM »
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 29 September, 2008 : - -

Philippines surfer Edito \'Peso\' Alcala is the new king of Cloud 9 after defeating the world\'s best tube riders to win the prestigious Billabong Cloud 9 Invitational at the remote island of Siargao in the Philippines.

Local ace Alcala, who learned to surf at the revered break, rode barrel after perfect barrel to beat defending title holder Wade Goodall (AUS) in a tight 35-minute man-on-man final.
"We're here to preserve democracy, not practice it."

Gene Hackman: Crimson Tide ~ 1995

 


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