Alright, on to day 3 of our Siargao trip!!
We asked Lina of Very Good Nice surf shop to help us organize a trip to Sugba Lagoon. We wanted to get a private van because the dock was about 30-40 minutes away from our hotel and we didn’t want to ride a habal-habal going there. Although it’s definitely an option and a cheaper one at that! Rental of the van for the whole day was P3,000.
I told Lina I wish I had brought my GoPro with me because I don’t have any photos of us surfing and she recommended a photographer to join our trip!
His name is Wilmar and he asked for permission to bring a friend, Kristyna from Czech Republic. It was fine by us because: the more, the merrier! And the more people to split the van fee with hehe.
When we got to the dock, we bought some fish, squid, cooked rice and rum from the nearby market. We paid P1,600 for a roundtrip boat ride to Sugba Lagoon. It’s a 15-minute trip.
All photos were taken by Wilmar and color-graded by me! Sorry some of them are a little blurry.
We ate fish, squid, kinilaw, rice, and drank some rum with our new friends.
After Sugba Lagoon, we headed back to go surfing at Giwan. Some of the locals refer to it as G1. It’s a way better surf spot compared to the beginner’s spot, Jacking Horse. It’s also an adventure walking through the jungle to get to it.
Now, are you ready for the flood of surfing photos??
There’s no fee to surf at Giwan – I don’t think there’s any fee to surf anywhere, really. The only things you need to pay for, if you’re not an expert, is an instructor + surfboard for 500/hr and I would recommend the surf boots for 100 because the rocks could really hurt your feet. I consider this one to be the best day of our whole trip!