In the dying minutes of the final round, local favorite John Mark “Marama” Tokong did a remarkable turn of events as he bags another national championship title against Jay-R Esquivel ( La Union), Philmar Alipayo (Siargao) and PJ Alipayo (Siargao).
The 18 year old Siargao local showed dominance in his homebreak as he battled head to head with his fellow Siargaonon, the Alipayo brothers and La Union’s finest young surfer Jay-R Esquivel.
Here are some snaps of the semifinals and finals courtesy of Tim Hain, Gaps Sabuero and Hatsumi Ishibashi.
Men’s open final result:
Champion- John Mark Tokong (Siargao)
2nd place – Philmar Alipayo (Siargao)
3rd place- Jay-R Esquivel ( La Union)
4th place- PJ Alipayo ( La Union)
Champion- Mark Escoltura
2nd place- Gabriel Lerog
3rd place- Robert Timbal
4th place- Vicente Alcala
Champion- Remar Canon
2nd place- Charlie Arjona
3rd place- Caloy Nogalo
4th place- Tarik Alipayo