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November 2009

  • Catching Up With Oakley’s Nate Yeomans After His Win At The Cold Water Classic

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    Posted over 4 years ago by Erin Edwards

    Oakley’s Nate Yeomans won the 6 star WQS Cold Water Classic last weekend in solid overhead North-west swell at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz. Never recognized as “The Next Big Thing” when he was a grom, Nate defies the predictions and proves the power of perseverance. With this win, Nate shoots from 27th to 8th on the World Qualifying Series, which gives him a great opportunity to make the 2010 ASP World Tour. We caught up with him before he jumps a plane to Hawaii for the last two deciding contests. Congratulations on winning the 6 star Cold Water Classic. In your quarter final heat you decided to sit on the lefts which no one else had done yet. Did you stick with a strategy for most of your heats or did you make last minute decisions?

  • Oakley's Nate Yeomans Claims O'Neill Cold Water Classic, Oakley's Nat Young Earns Oakley Pro Junior ASP North America Championship

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    Posted over 4 years ago by Erin Edwards

    History was made today at the conclusion of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 6-Star PRIME O’Neill Cold Water Classic California and Oakley Pro Junior ASP North America Championships. The newly upgraded event offering more points and a larger prize purse than ever also saw record numbers of spectators and the biggest conditions this competition has seen in its storied history that dates back to 1985. The action packed day culminated with Oakley’s Nathan Yeomans (San Clemente, CA), 28, claiming the main event over Heath Joske (AUS), 20, and Oakley’s Nat Young (Santa Cruz, CA), 19, winning the Oakley Pro Junior ASP North America Championships and the ASP North America Pro Junior Series Title.

  • Bombing Swell Decides O'Neill Cold Water Classic Quarterfinalists

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    Posted over 4 years ago by Erin Edwards

    The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 6-Star PRIME O’Neill Cold Water Classic California saw the event’s top performers march through the Round of 16 today. The chilly waters at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz, California offered solid eight-foot surf to decide the event’s Quarterfinalists. Kieran Horn (Santa Cruz, CA), 35, who won the O’Neill Cold Water Classic in 2003 when the event was an ASP 4-Star, battled through three heats in the day’s wild conditions to earn a Quarterfinals berth at his home break of Steamer Lane while posting the highest heat total of 16.83 out of 20. Horn nearly fell in the Round of 24 to Australian standout Adam Melling (Lennox Head, AUS), 23, but blasted a 9.50 out of 10 to carry him through the heat, eventually allowing him to eliminate Dylan Graves (PRI), 23, in the Round of 16.

  • Quarterfinalists Decided For Oakley Pro Junior ASP North American Championships

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    Posted over 4 years ago by Erin Edwards

    The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Grade-3 Oakley Pro Junior ASP North America Championships, which runs in conjunction with the ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS) 6-Star PRIME O’Neill Cold Water Classic California, moved through Rounds 1 and 2 today in testing two-foot waves at the backup site of Waddell Creek in Santa Cruz, California, deciding the event’s Quarterfinalists. The Oakley Pro Junior ASP North America Championships’ ASP Grade-3 status plays a crucial role in all surfers’ quests towards qualification for the ASP World Junior Championships held in Narrabeen, Australia each January, with all top campaigners looking to compile their best four results on the regional series to finish within the top three on the ratings to qualify for the prestigious event.