Industry News 12/12/2007

O'Neill Cold Water Classic Gets Nationwide Coverage on NBC Dec. 16

O'Neill Cold Water Classic Gets Nationwide Coverage on NBC Dec. 16

The 2007 O’Neill Cold Water Classic presented by Jeep®, the final stop of the Macy’s California Trifecta Surf Series, will be featured in an episode of NBC Jeep® World of Adventure Sports (JWOAS) on Sunday, Dec. 16. The episode will air at 1:30 p.m. EST and feature a behind-the scenes look at the notorious event including contest highlights and interviews with Pat O’Neill and event standout Nat Young. (Check local listings to confirm broadcast times as they are subject to change.)
 
The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 4-star O’Neill Cold Water Classic presented by Jeep and Grade-3 Oakley Pro Junior ASP North America Championships drew top professional and junior surfers from all over the world to Santa Cruz, California’s legendary Steamer Lane, October 9-14, 2007. With a $75,000 prize purse for the WQS event, $15,000 for the Pro Junior, and the additional Macy’s California Trifecta bonus cash and prizes, the event doled out more than $110,000 at the conclusion of the competition. The event also marked the final WQS event on the U.S. mainland and the ASP North America Championships for the Pro Juniors.
 
Reigning ASP World Junior Champion and current No. 1 on the ASP WQS, Jordy Smith (Durban, ZAF), posted an incredible win in the WQS event. He adds his name to a prestigious list of past winners including Martin Potter (Durban, ZAF), Tom Curren (Santa Barbara, CA), Joel Parkinson (Coolangatta, QLD), Taylor Knox (Carlsbad, CA) and Bobby Martinez (Santa Barbara, CA), to name a few.  16-year old Nat Young (Santa Cruz, CA), who competed in both the WQS and Pro Junior, claimed the Oakley Pro Junior North America Championships win.
 
As the final stop of the Macy’s California Trifecta Surf Series presented by Jeep, the O’Neill Cold Water Classic also awarded an all-new Jeep Patriot and $10,000 bonus cash to series winner Adam Virs (Ventura, CA) as well as a bonus of $3,500 and $1,500 respectively to Nathan Yeomans (San Clemente, CA) and Austin Ware (Solana Beach, CA) who finished second and third. The inaugural Oakley Pro Junior division of the Trifecta awarded $3,500 to series winner Nick Rozsa (Oxnard, CA), $1,000 to Adam Wickwire (Satellite Beach, FL), and $500 to Brent Dorrington (Gold Coast, AUS).
 
All O’Neill Cold Water Classic presented by Jeep and Oakley Pro Junior results and highlights are available at www.coldwaterclassic.net.