THE MOST NORTHERN, THE MOST SOUTHERN, THE WILDEST,
THE COLDEST AND THE MOST CLASSIC SURF CONTEST ON THE PLANET.
Following the resounding success of the inaugural Cold Water Classic Series blending adventure, exploration, surf and competition, the O’Neill Cold Water Classic Series makes a much-anticipated return.
Last year saw the series push the boundaries of surfing in a way never seen before with five ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS) events exploring spectacular surf spots throughout remote corners of the globe with the word’s best surfers competing for the prestige of winning the O’Neill CWC Series and the $50,000 prize money.
“It’s pretty much the next best thing to winning the ASP World Title,” says World Tour star Jordy Smith.
It’s not only the prize money and accolade, but the integration of exploration and adventure into surf competitions that the surfers themselves relish. “To bring that feeling of searching out waves with your friends into competition is amazing,” says Jordy Smith.
With each location on the series serving up some of the most challenging high quality waves on the tour last year, the CWC Series will once again return to the start in the wilds of Tasmania, Australia on March 23rd before heading to Scotland, South Africa, Canada and Santa Cruz, California.
The O’Neill Cold Water Classic presented by Jeep in conjunction with the Oakley Pro Junior ASP North America Championships is a 4-Star ASP WQS / Grade 3 Pro Junior event that boasts a field of 240 international professional surfers who will compete for a part of the $110,000 prize purse, ASP ratings points, and final standing in the 2007 Macy’s California Trifecta Surf Series presented by Jeep.
The Macy’s California Trifecta Surf Series presented by Jeep, is the first series of its kind on the west coast and unites three Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) North American events held at California’s premier competition venues; the Jeep-Body Glove
Surfbout, the Oakley Newport Pro presented by Jeep and the O’Neill Cold Water Classic presented by Jeep, held in conjunction with the Oakley Pro Junior series. California is currently the hub of an evolving revitalization of mainland competitive surfing. At the epicenter of this movement is the 2007 Macy’s CA Trifecta Surf Series presented by Jeep, which boasts a cumulative prize purse of over $200,000.