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Philippine Surfing Championship Tour: Raising The Standards For Surfing Tourism & Competitions

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Ida Damo | Jun 28, 2017

With 7,641 islands, and the Pacific Ocean surrounding the Philippines creating swells, it is no wonder that surfing sites abound in the country.  The most popular ones are Siargao, La Union, and Baler in Aurora.
Siargao’s Cloud 9 regularly holds the International Surfing Cup in September and Siargao locals have emerged champions in the field. 

Read: Siargao Native Wins 21st international Surfing Cup  

The Philippine Surfing Championship Tour (PSCT) exists to establish, maintain, operate, and organize professional surfing competitions and other related events in and around the country. PSCT’s goal is to boost surf tourism and raise world-class Filipino surfers who can represent the Philippines in international competitions including the 2018 Asian Games and 2020 Olympics.

Surfing is the world’s fastest growing water sport. Worldwide participation is growing by 30% more annually. Fortune estimates that the global surf industry will generate more than $13 Billion in 2017. With the global media hype on the World Surf League (WSL) and the growth of the surf lifestyle market, we envision tremendous development in the sport in the coming years.

Look:  Surf All-year Round: 5 Pinoy Surfers You Should Be Following Now!

For the first time in Philippine history, the standards of the International Surfing Association (ISA), which is the world governing body for surfing, will be applied during the competitions. This will be implemented by judges with the highest ISA certification in the country. Further, PSCT will be using a special machine used in the international surfing competitions such as the Asian Surfing Tour and the WSL. Indeed, this is biggest development in Philippine Surfing so far and we will conduct all possible measures to prepare our athletes for the international stage.

Watch out for the competitions in September in Siargao; November 5-11 in Lanuza, Surigao del Sur; November 29-December 3 in Baler, Aurora, and December 6 to 10, 2017 in La Union

Let us support our surfers!


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