The O’Neill Cold Water Classic – North America’s longest running Surf Contest returns for 2013 with an exciting new grassroots format. This years Coldwater Classic Invitational will be composed of a 16-man field of competitors, which will include 10 invited unsponsored surfers, two wildcards and four surfers determined by the public via an online vote. An amateur field of 80 under 18 local competitors will also participate as part of the “Ratboy Rampage” in honor of local legend Jason “Ratboy” Collins. The competition will hit Steamer Lane for the three days with optimal conditions during a holding period of Nov. 6-10, 2013.
What really sets the event apart this year is what is on the line. One surfer will not only earn the 2013 title, but a complete year of sponsor support from the first American surf brand, O’Neill. With an estimated value of $50,000 USD, the grand prize winner will receive a travel, event and expenses budget to compete in at least seven of the ASP World Qualifying Series events in pursuit of qualifying for the World Championship Tour and a personal videographer, at specific events and locations, to document the thrill of victory (or agony of defeat) with a minimum of six video segments during the 2014 competition year. O’Neill, the originator of the wetsuit, will also throw in a hefty arsenal of the best wetsuits through an O’Neill Wetsuits sponsorship, as well as, boardshorts and apparel.
Location: Santa Cruz, California, USA
Venue: Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz
Holding Period: November 6-10, 2013
Event duration: 4-Day Contest
Trials: Online Video Submission
Rating: ASP SPECIALTY EVENT
Prize Purse: $ 50,000 prize purse