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O’Neill Coldwater Classic 2013

North America’s Longest Running Surf Contest Returns to Steamer Lane With a Unique New Grassroots Invitational Format For Unsponsored Professional Surfers SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Sept. 3, 2013 – For three days in November, Santa Cruz’s famed Steamer Lane will play host to the 2013 O’Neill Coldwater Classic Invitational with an all-new format. For the past [...]

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AUSTRALIAN TAJ BURROW CROWNED O’NEILL COLDWATER CLASSIC CHAMPION TODAY

Taj Burrow (AUS), 34, has won the O’Neill Coldwater Classic, Stop No. 9 of 10 on the ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), over Matt Wilkinson (AUS), 24, in solid six-foot waves at Steamer Lane. The event, upgraded to a WCT in honor of O’Neill’s 60th anniversary, ran from Nov. 1 through today bringing the world’s best surfers to Santa Cruz.

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DAY 5 – WORLD’S BEST IGNITE ROUND 4 OF O’NEILL COLDWATER CLASSIC, POSSIBLE CHAMPION CROWNED TOMORROW

The O’Neill Coldwater Classic, Stop No. 9 of 10 on the ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), completed Rounds 3 and 4 today, with the ASP World Title Race and requalification campaigns heating up at Steamer Lane. Joel Parkinson (AUS), 31, current frontrunner for the ASP World Title, moved one step closer to achieving his goal [...]

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Monday, November 5th

BRIEF OVERVIEW: Another medium size WNW swell moves in on Tuesday, strongest in the morning and easing over the afternoon. Smaller, fading surf prevails Wed/Thur. A smaller, shorter to mid period WNW swell will move in on Friday. Good to excellent wind and weather conditions continue Tuesday, before stronger NW wind, much cooler weather and [...]

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Sunday, November 4th

BRIEF OVERVIEW:  The current NW swell will continue Monday morning, with a fading trend through the day. Another medium size WNW swellmoves in on Tuesday, fading Wed/Thur. Long range charts and models indicateanother mid period and contestable swell will move in on Friday. Good to excellent wind and weather conditions prevail Mon-Tue, before stronger wind, [...]

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DAY 4 – SHAKE-UP AT O’NEILL COLDWATER CLASSIC, ASP WORLD TITLE RACE HELD OFF UNTIL HAWAII

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Nov. 4, 2012 – The O’Neill Coldwater Classic, Stop No. 9 of 10 on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), returned to Steamer Lane in fantastic fashion today, bearing witness to major shakeups in the race for the 2012 ASP World Title. Matt Wilkinson (AUS), 24, former O’Neill Coldwater Classic winner [...]

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WORLD PREMIERE OF “BENDING COLOURS”

COMPLETE MOVIE AND RED CARPET ACTION TO BE STREAMED LIVE  ON WWW.REDBULL.TV NOVEMBER 5, 8:00PM PST.  The long-awaited surf film, Bending Colours, has arrived. Red Bull Media House, in association with Kai Neville Studio and O’ Neill, will premiere their latest cinematic creation about Jordy Smith at the Del Mar Theatre, in Santa Cruz, on [...]

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Friday, November 2nd

BRIEF OVERVIEW:  Small WNW swell leftovers prevail Saturday. A larger WNW swell will build all day Sunday, peak overnight, and then back down through the day on Monday. Another fun size WNW swell is lining up for Tuesday.   SATURDAY 3rd SWELL/SURF: Weak leftovers from the WNW and minor SW swell with very small surfthrough [...]

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DAY 3 – O’NEILL COLDWATER CLASSIC COMPETITION CALLED OFF FOR TODAY, POSSIBLE SWELL TOMORROW

Jack O’Neill and the O’Neill Brand Honored Through 60 Years of Innovation Art Exhibit Last Night in Santa Cruz SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Nov. 3, 2012 – With only small surf on offer at Steamer Lane today, event organizers at the O’Neill Coldwater Classic opted to call a lay day for competition with an eye on [...]

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Day 2 – LAY DAY CALLED FOR O’NEILL COLDWATER CLASSIC

Santa Cruz Wildcard Jason Collins Will Take On Reigning 11-Time World Champion Kelly Slater When Competition Resumes   Decreasing swell and an incoming tide have forced event officials at the O’Neill Coldwater Classic to call competition off for today. Stop No. 9 of 10 on the ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), the opening day of [...]

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DAY 1 – ROUND 1 UPSETS UNFOLD ON OPENING DAY OF O’NEILL COLDWATER CLASSIC

Santa Cruz Local Jason Collins Faces Off Against 11-Time World Champion Kelly Slater in the First Heat Tomorrow Morning    The O’Neill Coldwater Classic, stop No. 9 of 10 on the ASP WCT, kicked off competition on the opening day of the waiting period and saw several upsets unfold in shifting two-to-four foot waves at [...]

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1st

BRIEF OVERVIEW: The current WNW swell will fade through the day on Friday and offer small leftovers for most of the day on Saturday. A larger WNW swell will build all day Sunday, peak overnight, and then ease through the day on Monday. Another fun size WNW swell is lining up for Tuesday.   FRIDAY [...]

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FIELD FINALIZED FOR 2012 O’NEILL COLDWATER CLASSIC; POSSIBLE START TOMORROW

Santa Cruz Locals Nat Young and Jason Collins to Challenge ASP Top Surfers Kelly Slater, Joel Parkinson, John John Florence and the Rest of the Elite 34 The world’s best surfers have arrived in Santa Cruz, California for the penultimate event of the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) season, the O’Neill Coldwater Classic at [...]

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Wednesday, OCTOBER 31st

BRIEF OVERVIEW:  Fun size WNW swell prevails on the first day of the waiting period, Thursday the 1st. A passing front will bring some showers in the morning, with skies clearing over the afternoon and manageable wind conditions most of the day. A larger WNW swell is lining up for the afternoon of Sunday the [...]

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30TH

BRIEF OVERVIEW:  Fun size WNW swell prevails on the first day of the waiting period, Thursday the 1st. We’ll see some morning sickness with rain and variable SE’erly wind, with improving conditions over the late morning and afternoon as winds shift to light westerly and the tide drops. A larger WNW swell is lining up [...]

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 29th

BRIEF OVERVIEW:  Fun size WNW swell is on track for the first day of the waiting period, Thursday the 1st, although morning wind conditions look problematic before improving over the afternoon. A slightly larger WNW swell is lining up for the afternoon of the 4th through the 6th along with favorable conditions, if the storm [...]

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60 Years of innovation Art tour

60 YEARS OF INNOVATION A GLOBAL ART TOUR CURATED BY: Monster Children CELEBRATING SIX DECADES OF: THE FIRST NAME IN THE WATER – JACK O’NEILL FEATURES ART WORK BY: THOMAS CAMPBELL, GEOFF MCFETRIDGE, LIAM GERRARD, JIM PHILLIPS JNR, TIM CHAPMAN AND MARK PENXA LOCATION: TOP OF THE RITT | RITTENHOUSE BUILDING |CNR PACIFIC AVENUE  / CHURCH STREET | DOWNTOWN SANTA CRUZ DATE: FRIDAY NOVEMBER [...]

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26TH

Medium size WNW swell is on track for the first day of the waiting period, Thursday the 1st. A larger WNW swell looks possible for the 4th-5th and the long range is showing potential for a couple of small to medium size WNW swells to close out the last 3-4 days of the waiting period. [...]

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O’NEILL AWARDS JASON COLLINS WILDCARD FOR CWC

Event Kicks Off Oct. 31 with Trial to Determine Final Wildcard and Press Conference with ASP Top Surfers Kelly Slater, Joel Parkinson, John John Florence and Mick Fanning SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Oct. 26, 2012 – O’Neill announced it has awarded one of its two wildcards to local Santa Cruz standout Jason “Ratboy” Collins, and will [...]

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COLDWATER CLASSIC RETURNS TO SANTA CRUZ AS ASP WORLD TOUR EVENT

  Event Upgraded in Celebration of O’Neill’s 60th Anniversary The 2012 O’Neill Coldwater Classic will return to Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz, Calif. as an Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Championship Tour (WCT) event November 1-11.  The world’s best surfers will travel to Northern California for the second to last stop on the 2012 [...]

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