PH Surfers Come Together for Siargao; Here's How You Can Help

Before and after Odette's landfall on Siargao Island
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( Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) made its first landfall on Philippine shores on the island of Siargao in Surigao del Norte on December 16. It sustained winds at 195 kilometers per hour—on the ground, that meant rows of fallen trees, shattered infrastructure (including the Siargao Airport), damaged houses that took forever to build, blocked roads and inacccesible ports, and lack of access to drinkable water and electricity for months. Even the world-famous Cloud 9 boardwalk, site of international surfing competitions and the subject of many travel photos, collapsed during the wrath of the storm. In an effort to help the Surfing Capital of the Philippines recover, surfers from all over the country have come together to coordinate relief operations.

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"Just like how we share the stoke, we, the surfing community of the Philippines, would like to share the love by organizing a donation drive for our fellow surfers and their families who have been affected by supertyphoon Odette," a nationwide call for donation said.

Also read: The Community Pantry Movement Restarts In VisMin After Odette's Onslaught


What to donate for Siargao relief operations:

  • Cash
  • Relief goods
  • Clothes
  • Medicine and first aid kit
  • Feminine products
  • Diapers
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Emergency lights
  • Tents
  • Blankets
  • Mosquito repellant

How to send your donations (monetary or in-kind) to a surfing community near you:

  • Baler (Unified Surf Schools of Aurora) - Lala delos Santos (GCash: 0995-274-0604, BPI: 2669086612)
  • Zambales - Ewart Tamon (GCash: 0920-487-9329)
  • Manila - Kenneth Frank A. Tumamao (GCash: 0927-075-4533, BDO: 001430270630)
  • Davao - Marianne Bisnon (Metrobank: 358-7-35801921-4)
  • Northern Samar - Karine Michelle Camposano (GCash: 0969-112-2256)
  • La Union (La Union Surf Club) - Azalea (GCash: 0956-514-4603), Daisy Valdez (BPI: 8589127219)
  • Ilocos Norte - Gian Luigi Guingon (GCash: 0998-575-2917, BPI: 1659133268)
  • Catanduanes - Aireen Tanael (GCash: 0966-951-3243)
  • Surigao del Sur (Lanuza Surfers Association) - Ghaile Casano (GCash: 0966-547-5427), Jonabelle Casano (BPI: 9139-2185-39)

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