If you’ve ever seen a photo of Siargao, you too probably resided with the rest of the population by quickly adding it to your bucket list. An island with a wonderfully unique vibe and culture. Siargao’s special culture is definitely a byproduct of its deeply entrenched surfing community.
Additionally, it’s home to millions of palm trees and many famous surf breaks. The most notable surf break being Cloud 9 in General Luna, a barrelling wave which attracts professional surfers from every corner of the globe.
In 2016, Siargao ‘exploded’ gaining global interest online and on land. Visitors to the island started to pile up, with flights increasing from once a day in 2016 to twelve a day in 2019. Fortunately, both locals and expats are well aware of the increased environmental strain.
Siargao is yet to have the infrastructure to deal with the influx of people, so it’s imperative that the people of the island and those who visit are making positive choices to protect its beauty. It is unspoken law on the island that plastic straws will not be used or sold. Locals are also taking a strong stand on littering and single-use plastics.
Siargao finally held it’s first Adventure Bag Crew cleanup organized by Josh Lynott.
Josh teamed up the Adventure Bag Crew with The Sun Crew and Kermit Surf. The Suncrew are based up north in Siargao, just near Pacifico. They provide surf sessions and board use to the children of Siargao in exchange for their participation in The Sun Crew’s education, sustainability, and skills programs. As part of The Sun Crew’s sustainability programs, they organize weekly beach cleanups.
Wednesday 18th of September 2019
Where did the plastic go?
Rocio Rodriguez Mateo
Saturday 11th of May 2019
Hi Jackson, I am planning to go this year to Philippines. After a lot of research and check your blog, which I love, I decided to go Cebu and Siargao. I just have a doubt cause I have been already in Asia, I went to Bali, and I didn't get any vaccination, but lots of websites recommend to get a vaccination for Philippines. I don't recall that is something you mentioned, just the the tablets for diarrhoea. Did you have any vaccine prior to go into Philippines? Thank you for your blog, you are doing an amazing job and I promise to get my bag and contribute to that cause. Thank you again for what are you doing. We need more people like you, who cares about the planet. Many thanks and I will be waiting for your response, Rocio.