The Siargao International Women’s Surfing Cup was a historic event that has the distinction of being both the first-ever Asian Surfing Championship event to be held in the Philippines and the first to receive the top Ultima rating for its PHP 300,000 (approximately $7,000 USD) prize purse in Women’s Division competition.
Here’s the day 2 action packed highlights of the Roxy Siargao Interntional Women’s Surfing Cup.
The day’s competitive surfing ended with local 28 year old Manette Alcala winning over Roxy Marketing Executive Holly Monkman from Australia. Manette was super excited with her win, saying, “I never though I would win that heat, especially against Holly because I saw her surf before and she is really good. I just tried to find the best waves and surf as good as I could, and at the end of the heat I still didn’t know that I’d won. I’m so happy I’m into the semifinals!” Turns out she will be matched up against her friend Kim Woolridge, which she has competed against before. “It’s great I get to surf against Kim again.I think it’s the 3rd or 4th time I have surfed against her and we always have fun. But hopefully this time I can beat her and get into the final!”
The Roxy Siargao International Women’s Surfing Cup is supported by the Philippine Department of Tourism, the House of Representatives, the Province of Surigao Del Norte, the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority and the Municipality of General Luna, organized by the Philippine Surfing Federation, and with sponsorship from the Primer Group of Companies, Rockstar Energy Drink the San Miguel Corporation, and media support by Thirty Six-O Media.