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Surigao del Sur: Doot Poktoy Surfing "Festival" in Lanuza Bay
Touted as one of the best waves and surfing break for all levels, Doot Poktoy, located in the quaint town of Lanuza, Surigao del Sur hosts the annual Doot Poktoy Surfing Festival in November.
Tutubi visited the place early dusk, thus the gloomy pictures to check out the place.
Lanuza town's seawall faces the Pacific Ocean and it's understandable that storm surges or waves during the typhoon season can really bring in the waves, but the renowned waves were absent when Tutubi passed by, and even the crowds, spectators, newbie surfers or skimboarders were not there, to his dismay.
the beachfront of Lanuza, with Poktoy in view plus the small waves that could be harnessed by skimboarding, but skimboarders were not there. The beach seems to be fine gray sand so it's safe even for newbie surfers
the empty spectators place where crowds gather during the annual Doot Poktoy Surfing Festival...
The Boulevard, Lanuza's ocean-facing promenade
Out of curiosity, Tutubi asked a local why was the surfing ground called Doot Poktoy, he got the answer the doot, in the vernacular means to cross, while Poktoy is really the small island or sandbar, thus Doot Poktoy means "to cross" Poktoy.
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