Surfing Vancouver Island  

Day4:Oct 28, 2009 O'Neill Cold Water Classic  
Round of 96, Heats 14-24 | Round of 48 heats 1-2- Tofino  


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

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local surfers competing today;
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CLEAN SOLID CONDITIONS ON DAY FOUR OF THE O誰EILL COLD WATER CLASSIC CANADA AS HIGH SCORES REFLECT IMPRESSIVE SURFING ON DISPLAY THE MOST NORTHERN, THE MOST SOUTHERN, THE WILDEST, THE COLDEST & THE MOST CLASSIC SURF CONTEST ON THE PLANET

Vancouver Island, Canada, October 28, 2009

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Photos by Jeremy Koreski Photography - jeremykoreski.com/

Long Beach Lodge, Cox Bay, Tofino - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day4:Oct 28, 2009 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
Long Beach Lodge, Cox Bay, Tofino
Long Beach Lodge, Cox Bay, Tofino - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day4:Oct 28, 2009 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
 
Tofino, Cox Bay - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day4:Oct 28, 2009 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
 
Tofino, Cox Bay - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day4:Oct 28, 2009 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
 

After the strong winds and crisp cold day of yesterday, the O誰eill Cold Water Classic Canada was presented with a calm albeit grey day of clean two-meter swell for the fourth day of competition.

Once again taking advantage of its mobile format, the contest was moved back to Cox Bay, Tofino, in order to reap the benefits of the near-perfect conditions for the six star ASP WQS event.

Tofino, Cox Bay - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day4:Oct 28, 2009 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
Tofino, Cox Bay
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day4:Oct 28, 2009 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day4:Oct 28, 2009 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day4:Oct 28, 2009 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
 

This is what I致e come to expect from Cold Water Classic Conditions," said Luke Munroe. "There痴 good surf and it痴 such an amazing location."

"I致e never been to Canada before," he said. "When I thought of coming here I always thought it would be to Banff or Whistler not to surf."

Runner up in Scotland but winner of a plot of land and of the title 銑ord Luke Munroe Luke is relishing the cold water conditions; "A lot of people were saying to me that I would do ok in cold water," he said. "I don稚 know why though. I come from the Gold Coast. But I don稚 mind the cold and all the wetsuits."

O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day4:Oct 28, 2009 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day4:Oct 28, 2009 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day4:Oct 28, 2009 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
 

Mark Mathews - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day4:Oct 28, 2009 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
Mark Mathews
Mark Mathews - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day4:Oct 28, 2009 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
Mark Mathews
Mark Mathews - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day4:Oct 28, 2009 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
Mark Mathews

The heat of the day today came at 1.30pm when Kevin Sullivan, Nat Young and Dion Atkinson all wowed the crowds lined up on the beach with some of the best surfing of the competition in a heat that came down to the final seconds.

Nat Young scored an impressive 9.77 on his first wave, but it took him until the final seconds of the heat to find another high scoring wave to move him through in second position.

Heat winner Kevin Sullivan impressed with a 9.6, and it was unfortunately Dion Atkinson who narrowly missed out on a place in the round of 48 despite having a 9.0 in his scoreline.

Brandon Ragenovich - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day4:Oct 28, 2009 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
Brandon Ragenovich
Brandon Ragenovich - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day4:Oct 28, 2009 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
Brandon Ragenovich

O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day4:Oct 28, 2009 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day4:Oct 28, 2009 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
 
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day4:Oct 28, 2009 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
 
James Wood - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day4:Oct 28, 2009 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
James Wood

Although an inspiring day of surfing, it wasn稚 easy for the guys. "When I came out of the water I could hardly even use my legs," said Santa Cruz local, Nat Young. "It痴 so tiring out there. Plus I am in a 4mm wetsuit so I am so hot right now, but my head is really cold!"

He wasn稚 the only one. Australian surfer Jarrad Howse also came out of his heat tired, but happy to get through. "It痴 hard work out there," he said. "There are good waves but it痴 hard work. My legs feel it for sure. And I feel like I have a tomato head!"

However despite the hard work all the surfers have very much been enjoying the experience.

James Wood - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day4:Oct 28, 2009 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
James Wood
James Wood - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day4:Oct 28, 2009 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
James Wood
James Wood - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day4:Oct 28, 2009 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
James Wood
James Wood - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day4:Oct 28, 2009 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
James Wood

O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day4:Oct 28, 2009 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
 
Eric Geiselman - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day4:Oct 28, 2009 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
Eric Geiselman
Eric Geiselman - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day4:Oct 28, 2009 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
Eric Geiselman
Eric Geiselman - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day4:Oct 28, 2009 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
Eric Geiselman

Nathan Hedge, who has been at every O誰eill Cold Water Classic event so far, was amongst them.

"This series is special because it takes you to places that are not only great for surf but are really interesting places you would want to come to visit." said Nathan. "Plus, I知 staying with Sepp Bruhwiler, which is a great way to get a local feel to the place. He痴 a real character," he said. "It痴 great to see the other side to life here the fishing and everything."

As the competition moved into the first two heats of the round of 48 before a fading light called it off for the day, the surprise came when O誰eill Cold Water Classic Scotland winner Adam Melling and the highest seed on the ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS) here in Canada was knocked out of the competition.

The round of 48 will start again tomorrow, October 29th, with an 8am call.

VISIT www.oneill.com/cwc/canada for more information.

Follow the competition on www.twitter.com/oneillcwc or on www.facebook.com/oneill

Storm Surf Shop, Tofino - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day4:Oct 28, 2009 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
 
Storm Surf Shop, Tofino - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day4:Oct 28, 2009 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
 
Storm Surf Shop, Tofino - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day4:Oct 28, 2009 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
 

Storm Surf Shop, Tofino - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day4:Oct 28, 2009 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
Storm Surf Shop, Tofino
Storm Surf Shop, Tofino - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day4:Oct 28, 2009 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
 
Storm Surf Shop, Tofino - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day4:Oct 28, 2009 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
 
Storm Surf Shop, Tofino - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day4:Oct 28, 2009 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
 

Photos by Jeremy Koreski Photography - jeremykoreski.com/


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O'Neill Cold Water Classic Canada - Oct 25-31, 2009
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