"Kudos": giving back to Siargao surfers
Kudo Surf wanted to try a different approach. Our main goal was to give the "kudos" back to the community. After all, it was the local surfers who deserved the praise-not the brands.
Our humble beginnings started from them having only one sponsor, the Cloud 9 Boardriders, which included the C9 Angels. Shortly after Quiksilver Philippines also helped out for a while and together they were the only companies who gave real support. We were all committed to the same goal of growing the local scene for professional surfing. We then grabbed the opportunity to make event clothing for the Asian Surfing Cooperative (ASC) in exchange for sponsoring Siargao surfers on international competitions.
Not long after that, we were able to send our top guns such as powerhouse sisters, Nilbie and Nildie Blancada, along with Pisa Alcala to places like the Maldives, Indonesia, and Taiwan. In 2016, Nilbie Blancada became the #1 surfer in the Women's Tour in Asia. Through these efforts to give back to the surfers, the Philippine Team is now one of the strongest teams in the Asian WSL Qualifying Series.