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Date: October 28th, 2013

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, at Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz, Calif.  The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Specialty Event will see 16 unsponsored surfers battle for a $50,000 grand prize winner takes all yearlong sponsorship package.

“Long-range forecast charts suggest that we may see a Northwest Pacific storm development around Halloween and the first couple days of November, which may potentially deliver a fun size WNW groundswell (295-310 deg) for around the first couple days of the event, topping out over Nov 6th-7th,” says Surfline Lead Pacific Forecaster Jonathan Warren.  “Unfortunately, it looks like this swell will then ease out through the remainder of the event (8th-10th), with nothing much due to replace it. Keep in mind that this is still far out and things can certainly change over the next several days.”

Contest organizers will be working with Surfline over the next week to determine when the contest will run.  Two days will be needed within the contest holding period to crown the 2013 O’Neill Coldwater Classic Invitational champion.

Learn more and follow all of the action at www.oneill.com/cwc/ #oneillcwc

Special thanks to Futures Fins, Watermans Sunscreen, Banzai Bowls, Sierra Nevada, Hotel Paradox, East Side Eatery and Surfline for supporting the 2013 O’Neill Coldwater Classic Invitational.

About O’Neill
O’Neill, the original California surf, snow and lifestyle brand, was founded in 1952 when a young man named Jack O’Neill took his unstoppable passion for surfing and used it to battle Mother Nature. Jack’s initial vision of producing functional and innovative board riding products continues to lie at the core of everything the company does. From the first neoprene surf wetsuit and board leash to the world’s first stitchless board shorts. O’Neill will always be committed to growing its reputation as one of the world’s leading youth lifestyle brands based on being the First Name in the water.

While many things have changed since those humble beginnings, Jack’s initial vision of producing functional and innovative board riding products continues to lie at the core of everything the company does. O’Neill’s core values — innovation in style and technology — have seen the brand devote itself wholeheartedly to the evolution of the action sports lifestyle.  From the first ever neoprene wetsuit and leash, to the world’s first stitchless boardshorts and range of groundbreaking wearable electronics, O’Neill’s progressive spirit will always drive the company forward.  For more information, please visit oneill.com/wetsuits

In 1960, SURFER Magazine began as the original. After a long history of delivering provocative and insightful editorial features, revealing interviews and award winning state-of-the-art photography, SURFER remains the authoritative voice of the surfing world and thus earned the moniker “the bible of the sport.” The SURFER brand has also grown to include Surfermag.com, Fantasy Surfer, and the SURFER message boards. All of these assets combine to make the SURFER network the most current and reliable channel of information to the surf community. The magazine is published by Source Interlink’s GrindMedia, which reaches more than 22-million active sports enthusiasts through an integrated network of magazines, online properties, events and television programming. To learn more, visit surfermag.com.

About GrindMedia
Source Interlink Media’s GrindMedia is the world’s largest action/adventure/outdoor media company, with 29 leading media assets featuring brands such as GrindTV.com, SURFER, SURFING, TransWorld SKATEboarding, Bike, POWDER, TransWorld Motocross, Snowboarder, Canoe & Kayak and more. GrindMedia reaches more than 40 million engaged consumers every month through its print, online, mobile, TV/video and events. Delivering significant reach across both action sports enthusiast and various in-market consumer audiences, GrindMedia also produces more than 40 leading events and webcasts such as Surfer Poll Awards, TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards, Powder Video Awards, Lowers Pro and EnduroCross. GrindMedia is also the exclusive action and adventure sports content provider for Yahoo! Sports. To learn more, visit grindmedia.com.

Media Contact:
Dawn Hamilton
KHPR for GrindMedia
office: 310.295.1189
cell: 310.923.0863

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