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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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Quarterfinals Determined

Round 1 of the O’Neill Coldwater Classic completed in solid Steamer Lane conditions. Wade Carmichael takes down Jeremy Johnston to move into the Quarterfinals. Quarterfinal Matchups: Heat 1. Hank Gaskell vs Torrey Meister Heat 2. Ricardo Christie vs Billy Hopkins Heat 3. Shaun Burns vs Wade Carmichael Heat 4. Noi Kaulukukui vs Chris Waring Photo: [...]

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Round 1 Heat Draw

Check out the heat draw for Round 1 in the water now. We’ll be posting updates here after the completion of each round, so stay posted!

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2013 O’NEILL COLDWATER CLASSIC INVITATIONAL WILL RUN WED. (11/6) AND THURS. (11/7)

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Nov. 4, 2013 – Contest organizers have made the call to run the 2013 O’Neill Coldwater Classic Invitational on Wednesday (11/6) and Thursday (11/7), the first two days of the four-day contest holding period, to take advantage of the surf size and favorable conditions Official Forecaster Surfline has predicted. The Association of [...]

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Coldwater Classic official start date: Wednesday 11/6/13 @ 7:30am

The waves look like they are going to highly contestable on the first two days of the waiting period.  We are going to start running heats on Wednesday 11/6 at 7:30 am. Updated: Friday afternoon, November 1st   Brief Overview: Fun size, longer period WNW swell will start the event waiting period on Wednesday the [...]

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SURFLINE PREDICTS NW PACIFIC STORM DEVELOPING FOR 2013 O’NEILL COLDWATER CLASSIC INVITATIONAL

ASP Specialty Event Will Run for Three Days With Best Conditions During the Contest Window of Nov. 6-10 SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Oct. 28, 2013 – Official forecaster Surfline has predicted the possibility of a Northwest Pacific storm developing this week and into the beginning of the 2013 O’Neill Coldwater Classic Invitational contest window, Nov. 6-10, [...]

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Ratboys Rodent Rampage

Ratboy’s Rodent Rampage youth surf contest waiting period slated for 11/9 – 11/10/13 at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz.          

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2013 O’NEILL COLDWATER CLASSIC INVITATIONAL WILDCARDS AWARDED; FIELD FINALIZED

Six surfers have earned wildcards into the 2013 O’Neill Coldwater Classic Invitational, the latest incarnation of the longest running North American surf contest. The event has a holding period of November 6-10, 2013 at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz, California. More than 3,500 votes were cast in a public online poll, which determined Quinn McCrystal [...]

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