The Pansukian Reef is a massive coastal reef located in General Luna in Surigao del Norte province. Located just 20 minutes by banca south of General Luna, Pansukian reef offers an open right hand break that needs a swell of 2 meters or more to work. When the wave is big, it has a great inside barrel section. However, one has to keep watch of strong currents. Pansukian Reef is 200 meters long and is situated on the edge of the Philippine Trench. Continue reading
Siargao Island is composed of 48 islands and islets-politically divided into nine municipalities: Burgos, Dapa, Del Carmen, General Luna, Pilar, San Benito, San Isidro, Santa Monica, and Socorro. Siargao Island contains the largest mangrove forest reserves in Mindanao, at Del Carmen. Long stretches of wetlands indicate a potential for commercial seaweed propagation. Siargao Island is greatly influenced by the winds and currents coming uninterrupted from the Pacific Ocean, intensified by the Mindanao current running westward through the Siargao Strait. Siargao Island’s coordinates are 9°52′N, 126°03′E. Offshore, a classic tropical island lies protected within its surrounding coral reef with dozens of coconut palms dressed in the center circle of the island. Off to the right, well within the massive coastal reef, lies a shining white sand bar, (Pansukian, or Naked island) Continue reading
Naked Island is about fifteen minutes away from the city of General Luna in Siargao. Naked Island is appropriately named because this small patch of land is merely a sandbar, and not much more. Just like Camiguin‘s White Island, Naked Island has no shrubs or trees, but a clump of white, powdery sand. Because there are no trees or structures on the island, there is no shade, so visiting this island in the early morning is recommended.
Naked Island is occasionally used as a location of full-moon parties by night. People who visit during the day can stroll around the entire island in a matter of minutes.