Surfing Vancouver Island  

Day1:Oct 25, 2009 O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Round of 144, Heats 1-18 - Tofino  


O'Neill Coldwater Classic 6 star ASP WQS event - Tofino www.oneill.com/cwc/canada - Oct 25 to 31, 2009

live scores are working fine but no webcast - we'll post video & photos from the organizers and our regular contributors, just as fast as they come in
+
you will be able to follow Twitter updates after every single heat. Twitter account is O'NeillCWC.

	
	Heat # 2	Round of 144	Oct/25/2009
	Yellow   2nd	 9.83 Sepp Bruhwiler  CAN  - advances to Round of 96 - Heat # 1

	Heat # 8	Round of 144	Oct/25/2009
	Blue   1st	 17.17 Peter Devries  CAN  - advances to Round of 96 - Heat # 8

	Noah Cohen  CAN  seeded into Round of 96 - Heat # 1

local surfers also competing today;
Matt Currie, Malcolm Daly, Kane Edwards, Zack Humphreys, Arran Jackson, Isaac Raddish, Eric Frang, Mike Stupka, Logan Landry, Reid Jackson, Shannon Brown AUS, Kye Paledeau, RB Fisher, Jens Kalwa, CC Unger-Mayor, Janek Peladeau,

Looks like Isaiah Oke, Keegan Varney, Frazer Mayor, Gutemberg da Cunha BRA, Ryan Cameron, Raphael Bruhwiler, Simon Bauer, will have to wait till another day for their first round heat.




CONDITIONS COME TOGETHER AS THE CANADIANS SHINE AT THE O誰EILL CWC CANADA
THE MOST NORTHERN, THE MOST SOUTHERN, THE WILDEST, THE COLDEST &
THE MOST CLASSIC SURF CONTEST ON THE PLANET

Vancouver Island, Canada, October 25, 2009

Whilst the weather on the first day of the O誰eill Cold Water Classic Canada turned bleak and grey, the surf conditions - as well as the surfing on display in Tofino - were anything but.

Photos by Photos by Sergio Villlaba - sergiovillalba.com and Jeremy Koreski Photography - jeremykoreski.com/

[slideshow:click here to see images full size / or hit any thumbnail to resize images to fit your screen] keyboard shortcuts: arrows = Fwd & Back | F11 = full screen

O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 

In a part of the world more famous for its snow than its surf, the waves came good with a solid two meter swell and offshore winds at Cox Bay, Tofino, on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

It was local surfer Peter Devries who took centre stage with a spectacular aerial display on his local beach break.

"I haven稚 done a contest in ages," said Peter. "It痴 like I was just freesurfing out there." With the highest score of the day a 9.5 from an air reverse - it was quite some impressive freesurfing from Peter. "I guess the judges like airs," he said.

O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 

Feeling no pressure in front of his home crowd, Peter was focused on the excitement of being part of the 6 Star ASP WQS competition the first professional surf event to be held in Canada.

"People have been talking about this area for years," he said. "It痴 great O誰eill actually came here, especially as part of the Cold Water Classic Series, which is a great thing. I would love to compete in more events on the series next year."

Sep Bruhwiler - the first local Canadian surfer to get in the water at the O誰eill Cold Water Classic Canada also made it through to the round of 96 with some intense surfing in the dying seconds of his heat.

In the last ten minutes I was struggling to get a wave and started panicking a bit," he said. "I have been feeling good about my surfing so it was frustrating to think I wasn稚 going to make it."

O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 

"In the end I got a smaller one on the inside. It wasn稚 a great wave, but I surfed it well enough to get through so I was stoked," he said.

Although the cold conditions may be familiar to the local surfers, there was little advantage in having local knowledge to play on at the beach break at Cox Bay. "It痴 a shifty break. It changes so much," said Sep. "You can稚 really have local knowledge here because it痴 changing all the time. There is no perfect spot."

O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 

O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 

Having grown up on Chesterman beach here in Tofino, Sep is all too familiar with the wilds of the landscape, but it is the food that he says is the best thing about the area. "The seafood here is incredible. It痴 so fresh. You can get crab or whatever and cook it up fresh. I grew up with that. It痴 the most special thing to me about this place. And I guess the scenery and wildlife is all part of that experience."

As is expected in this part of the world and with the Cold Water Classic Series in general - conditions look to storm up tomorrow with a bigger swell and strong winds.

The next call will be made at 8am on Monday October 26.

VISIT www.oneill.com/cwc/canada for more information and to follow the competition. Or join the competition on twitter.com/O'NeillCWC and www.facebook.com/oneill

O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 

O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 

[slideshow:click here to see images full size / or hit any thumbnail to resize images to fit your screen] keyboard shortcuts: arrows = Fwd & Back | F11 = full screen

O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 

O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 

O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 

O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 

O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 

O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 

O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 

O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 

O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day1:Oct 25, 2009
 

Photos by Photos by Sergio Villlaba - sergiovillalba.com and Jeremy Koreski Photography - jeremykoreski.com/


» First day at Oneill cold water Canada - Blogspot Christian Moutinho


O'Neill Cold Water Classic Canada - Oct 25-31, 2009
2008 announcement | pre comp press | aerial photos | day 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | finals | freesurfing | local photos | DeWolfe's photos | Deringer's photos

advertisement


 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

advertisement


 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

search CoastalBC.com


 
 
 
 

advertisement

coastalbc.com | site map | weather | classifieds | email

appropriate listings and links for businesses, organizations, and individuals are free.
Advertising on this website

thanks for visiting CoastalBC.com

Copyright © 1997-2017 CoastalBC.com. All rights reserved. | Terms of Use