Every year Catanduanes celebrates a weekend of surf competition in the famous Majestic waves in the town of Puraran. The Majestic waves of Puraran gave an exceptional swell during the the Majestic Puraran Surfing Cup held last October 8-11, 2014.
Catanduanes island is located in the easternmost part of the Bicol peninsula, separated from the mainland Bicol by the Maqueda Channel and the Lagonoy Gulf.
Here are some highlights of this annual surf event.
John Mark Tokong from Siargao. Photo courtesy of Scotty Hammonds
Piso Alcala from Siargao. Photo by Scotty Hammonds
Carlito Nogalo from Siargao. Scotty Hammonds
The youngest surfer from Sorsogon, Vea Estrellado.
Local groms from Puraran.
Reef Ambassador Mikala Jones from Hawaii surfed Majestic.
The locals took the opportunity to have a photo with the Mikala Jones.
Manila, Zambales, La union, Baler, Sorsogon, Daet and Siargao. all united during the Majestic Puraran Surfing Cup.
The Majestic waves were pumping and we salute all the competitors for their bravery for conquering the double overhead waves.
Champion – John Mark Tokon – Siargao, Surigao Del Sur
2nd Place – Editho “Piso” Alcala – Siargao, Surigao Del Sur
3rd Plae – Carlito Nogal – Siargao, Surigao Del Sur
4th Place – Martin Taniegra – Puraran, Baras, Catanduanes
1st Place- Daisy Valdez – San Juan, Urbiztondo, La Union
2nd Place- Vea Estrellado – Buenavista, Gubat, Sorsogon
3rd Place- Aireen Tanael – Puraran, Baras, Catanduanes
4th Place- Tamara Benitez – Manila
Champion – Ken Tanael (Puraran, Baras, Catanduanes)
2nd Place – Robert Timbal (Puraran, Baras, Catanduanes)
3rd Place – Emerton Legazpi (Puraran, Baras, Catanduanes)
4th Place – John Kaeser Aguila (Baler, Aurora)
The Majestic Puraran Surfing Cup is an annual surfing competition organized by the Local Government Unit of Baras, in partnership with the Provincial Government of Catanduanes and the Catandungan Festival Committee, with the support of the DOT Regional Office 5 and other government agencies and private sectors as sponsors.
Photos courtesy of Goofy Foot Media and Scotty Hammonds