Nildie Blancada Rietenbach is considered to be the best Filipina surfer to date. Dubbed as the Queen of Cloud 9, Nildie is living the perfect surfer dream in her home island of Siargao.
We met Nildie together with her husband Rico during the Roxy Siargao International Women’s Cup where Nildie made it into the quarterfinals. Her youngest sister Nilbie, won the said competition.
It’s an honor for us to meet the best female surfer in the Philippines. A humble, down to earth woman, inspiring and empowering Filipina to continue to live their passions in life. Now Nildie, a mother of two cute kids, manage their business in Siargao, the Siargao Inn. She continues to rip the big barreling waves of Cloud 9 with gracefulness, giving a jaw dropping snap to the people who are watching her charge the big waves.
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