Newcastle surfer and Sanbah team member Philippa Anderson has taken out the 8th annual Siargao International Women's Surfing Cup presented by Volcom, Skullcandy & Silangan at Cloud 9 in the Philippines. Philippa found a way to best Cloud 9’s top women surfer Nildie Blancada in an extended 40 minute woman-on-woman final and come into the beach the winner and a $3,000 USD payday..
After the final, Philippa was asked how she had felt going into the final after seeing Nildie’s impressive semifinal performance against Rina Kitazawa and having watched Nildie’s progress from the start of the event. She replied, “Nilbie in barreling Cloud 9 is so good, did you see her in the semifinal, she got like 3 or 4 barrels! I knew that if it was barreling in the final it would be hard to beat her.”