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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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O’Neill CWC 2013 Invitational Preview

As the longest running surf contest in North America, Santa Cruz’s Coldwater Classic has been drawing some of the biggest names in the sport for decades. While the contest has been a 6-star ’QS and World Tour event in the past, this year we’ll see an entirely different format. In an attempt to shine light [...]

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2013 O’NEILL COLDWATER CLASSIC INVITATIONAL WILDCARD VOTING OPEN

Cast Your Vote at www.oneill.com/cwc Sept. 30 Through Oct. 6 O’Neill is calling on the public to help determine four wildcards for the O’Neill Coldwater Classic Invitational at Steamer Lane, November 6-10, 2013. Eight finalists have already been determined and now the public gets to weigh in on the decision by VOTING HERE. Nearly 100 videos were submitted [...]

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Open Call for Entries for the O’Neill Coldwater Classic Invitational!

Four Spots Into the Famed Event Up for Grabs; Entry Deadline 9/24   SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Sept. 19, 2013 – The O’Neill Coldwater Classic has completely reinvented itself this year with a new invitational format for unsponsored professional surfers, four of which will be selected by an online vote by the general public.  For a [...]

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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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