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2014 O’NEILL COLDWATER CLASSIC SET FOR OCTOBER 29 & 30

Event organizers have called the 2014 O’Neill Coldwater Classic ON for Wednesday (10/29) and Thursday (10/30) based on forecast predictions from Official Forecaster Surfline. With a possible fun West Northwest swell and small, underlying Southwest swell, Surfline has determined Wed. and Thurs. will have the largest waves and most promising conditions to run the event. [...]

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Surf Forecast – CWC 2014

UPDATED: TUESDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 21ST BRIEF OVERVIEW: At this point the most promising two days of surf look like Wednesday the 29th and Thursday the 30th with a possible fun WNW swell currently on track. Long Range Surf Outlook: The largest surf currently on the radar during the event waiting period is for Wednesday and Thursday [...]

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16-MAN FIELD CONFIRMED

O’Neill is pleased to announce the confirmed field of competition for the 2014 O’Neill Coldwater Classic Invitational. The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Specialty Event will take place at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz, California from Oct. 28 to Nov. 1. The 16 unsponsored surfers will vie for a “winner take all” grand prize yearlong [...]

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JEISON TORRES ABARCA WINS WILDCARD VIDEO CONTEST

O’Neill is pleased to present the exclusive wildcard into the 2014 O’Neill Coldwater Classic Invitational to Costa Rica’s Jeison Torres Abarca. Abarca earned his spot into the acclaimed event by winning an online voting contest against three other surfers. The event will take place at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz, California from Oct. 28 to [...]

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CWC Video Voting

O’Neill invites you to help determine the wildcard for the 2014 O’Neill Coldwater Classic Invitational at Steamer Lane, Oct. 28 through Nov. 1. Four finalists have been chosen and now the public can help determine one lucky surfer’s fate by voting at http://www.oneill.com/cwc/?page_id=4177  before the polls close on Oct. 6th. The four finalists are: Austin Smith-Ford, [...]

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WILDCARD VIDEO FINALIST DECIDED

Over the past several weeks, videos have poured in from surfers touting their surfing capabilities in the hopes of attaining an exclusive wildcard into the 2014 O’Neill Coldwater Classic.  Four finalists have been selected from the hundreds submitted, to go on to the online public voting phase, Sept. 30 to Oct. 6, to determine who [...]

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CWC | Teaser

For decades now, one staple of late fall in Santa Cruz is the Coldwater Classic at Steamer Lane.  Last year ushered in a new format unlike the various incarnations the event has seen previously. That same format returns in 2014 with the second annual O’Neill Coldwater Classic Invitational. The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Specialty [...]

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NOW ACCEPTING WILDCARD VIDEO SUBMISSIONS

The O’Neill Coldwater Classic is back for the second year with its new invitational format giving unsponsored surfers the unique opportunity to compete for a winner-take-all grand prize yearlong sponsorship from O’Neill Wetsuits valued at $50,000.  Like last year, an open call is being made to unsponsored surfers to submit videos for the opportunity to [...]

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2014 O’NEILL COLDWATER CLASSIC INVITATIONAL

For decades now, one staple of late fall in Santa Cruz is the Coldwater Classic at Steamer Lane.  Last year ushered in a new format unlike the various incarnations the event has seen previously. That same format returns in 2014 with the second annual O’Neill Coldwater Classic Invitational. The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Specialty [...]

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Torrey Meister | Chapter 5 | Las Palmeras

Torrey Meister | Chapter 5 | Las Palmeras from O’Neill on Vimeo. For Torrey Meister, Winning the 2013 O’Neill Coldwater Classic, not only provided him with an O’Neill sponsorship and $50k to travel the world to surf the WQS.  He also received an additional prize provided by Mulcoy Travel and the Las Palmeras Surf Camp. [...]

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Torrey Meister | Chapter 4 | Gooseberry Road Trip

Torrey Meister | Chapter 4 | Gooseberry Road Trip from O’Neill on Vimeo. Torrey Meister’s win at the O’Neill Coldwater Classic in November of 2013 not only provided him with $50k to travel to compete in the WQS, it also provided a full O’Neill sponsorship. As a sponsored O’Neill surfer, Torrey got the invite to [...]

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Torrey Meister | Chapter 3 | OZ FLURRY

Torrey Meister | Chapter 3 | OZ FLURRY from O’Neill on Vimeo.

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Torrey Meister at Home – Chapter 2

Torrey Meister at Home | Chapter 2 from O’Neill on Vimeo.

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Torrey Meister – Chapter 1 “Welcome to Team O’Neill!”

TORREY MEISTER – CHAPTER 1 “WELCOME TO TEAM O’NEILL!” from O’Neill on Vimeo. In November of 2013 Torrey won the Coldwater Classic Invitational and took home the “winner take all” grand prize, which was a sponsorship from O’Neill consisting of $50,000 to travel the world and compete in the World Qualifying Series in pursuit of [...]

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2013 O’Neill Coldwater Classic Re-Cap Video

2013 Cold Water Classic Invitational Recap from O’Neill on Vimeo. The 2013 Coldwater Classic Invitational was a complete success! Great waves, weather and 16 surfers pushing themselves to the limits to take home the prize of a $50,000 sponsorship with O’Neill.

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2013 Coldwater Classic Photos

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2013 Cold Water Classic Invitational Highlights

Check out the highlights from one extremely long day of competition during this years Cold Water Classic Invitational. We would also like to welcome Torrey Meister to the team!

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Torrey Meister Wins 2013 Coldwater Classic!

Torrey Meister claimed the 2013 O’Neill Coldwater Classic title today earning the enviable winner-take-all yearlong O’Neill sponsorship worth $50,000.  With an unconventional new format pitting 16 mostly unsponsored surfers against each other for one grand prize, the ASP Specialty Event ran today in pumping conditions at Steamer Lane. Round One’s draw set the event up [...]

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CWC Finals

  Torrey Meister and Wade Carmichael (pictured) are in the finals. Who do you think will win the $50k?

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On to the Semis

Quarters completed, Semi Matchups are: Heat 1: Torrey Meister vs Ricardo Christie, Heat 2: Wade Carmichael vs Noi Kaulukukui

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