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Cloud 9 ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.6
Consistency of Surf: 3.6
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.8

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Cloud 9 break guidePhoto by: Jean Francis Lumihoc

Cloud 9 Surf Guide

Cloud 9 in Siargao Islands is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Windswells are much more common than groundswells and the best wave direction is from the northeast. There are left and right breaking reefs. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Cloud 9 Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cloud 9:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cloud 9 occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Cloud 9 (for consistent clean waves)?

septemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Cloud 9 with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 60% of the time in September while 16% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 24% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
60%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
16%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
24%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cloud 9 Location Map

Interactive Cloud 9 surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Cloud 9 is Daniel Z Romualdez (Tacloban) Airport (TAC) in Philippines, which is 201 km (125 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Cloud 9 is Cagayan De Oro (Ladag) Airport (CGY), also in Philippines, 231 km (143 miles) away.

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Cloud 9 Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 19:23 Local Time
Friday 16Sat
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 1.5
NE
1.5
NE
1.5
NE
1.6
NE
Period (s) 11 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 20
NNW 25
NNW 25
NNW 25
NW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross

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Swell History at Cloud 9

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Wind History at Cloud 9

Wind stats for Cloud 9, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Cloud 9 Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 9 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.8
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s54.6
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s43.6
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s44.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s32.5
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Cloudninesurf.com from Philippines
“The surf season normally kicks off in September and continues until around March. However, you can catch a decent wave at any time of the year. The biggest and best months for surfing are November and December. Cloud 9 Break: A barreling right hander that is the most well-known break but only one of the many surfing spots on Siargao Island. Next to Cloud 9 is Tuason Point, easily accessible. There is a pier and tower located on the shore looking out at the break which makes life easier for paddling/walking out to it. The reef isn’t as brutal as one may think, it’s more mossy reef with the odd rock. Booties aren’t a necessity, just go easy. Best at high tide, pretty dangerous to surf at low tide as it gets pretty shallow in places. The Cloud Nine break is by far the most famous wave on Siargao Island but by no means not the only one. There are many other quality waves on Siargao and nearby islands, but Cloud 9 has received more publicity than any other, indeed in the Philippines as a whole. It is one of only a few waves which is easily accessible without a boat, leading to overcrowding and the nickname of “Crowd 9? among surfers.

More info can be found on cloudninesurf.com”

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