Surfing Vancouver Island  

Day 5: O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Oct 28, 2009  
Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5  


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

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	Round of 48, Heat # 4 - 1st  Pete Devries  CAN	[8.33 + 7.33] 15.66pts, 	Win by 2.66  
	
	Round of 24, Heat # 3 - 2nd  Peter Devries  CAN  12.94 pts

	advances to  Round of 16 heat # 4
 

  Looks like a pretty ugly today tomorrow with heavy rain and storm-force wind. Might surf some heats, but Saturday will be the final day

LOCAL SURFER PETER DEVRIES WOWS THE CROWDS ONCE AGAIN AS HE MOVES INTO THE ROUND OF 16 AT
THE O'NEILL COLD WATER CLASSIC CANADA
THE MOST NORTHERN, THE MOST SOUTHERN, THE WILDEST, THE COLDEST &
THE MOST CLASSIC SURF CONTEST ON THE PLANET

Vancouver Island, Canada, October 29, 2009

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

Cox Bay, Tofino - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Sergio Villalba
Cox Bay, Tofino
Cory Lopez - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
Cory Lopez
Dusty Payne - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Sergio Villalba
Dusty Payne
John John Florence - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Sergio Villalba
John John Florence

John John Florence - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
John John Florence
Cory Lopez - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Sergio Villalba
Cory Lopez
John John Florence - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
John John Florence
Anthony Petruso - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Sergio Villalba
Anthony Petruso

As the O'Neill Cold Water Classic Canada moves that step closer into the final rounds of competition, the excitement in the town of Tofino has been building – primarily focused around now local celebrity Peter Devries.

The Canadian surfer has been wowing the home crowds lining the beaches with his aerial surfing and also his solid progression through this 6 star ASP WQS competition.

"I was excited to surf a three man heat – it was my first," said Peter. "Although, the swell had picked up so much, it was crazy out there, I couldn't even see any of the other guys in the water." Peter surfed and won his morning heat in the round of 48 in a clean one-meter swell. By the time he got back in the water in the afternoon for the round of 24 the swell had nearly doubled. "That can happen here in Tofino," he said. "It can change so quickly. And it looks like it will change a lot more as we have a storm forecast to come through here tomorrow."

John John Florence - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
John John Florence
Pete Devries - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
Pete Devries
Larry Haynes - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
Larry Haynes
Blake Thornton - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Sergio Villalba
Blake Thornton

Rudy Palmboom - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Sergio Villalba
Rudy Palmboom
Glenn Hall - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Sergio Villalba
Glenn Hall
Glenn Hall - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Sergio Villalba
 
Glenn Hall - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Sergio Villalba
 

In his round of 24 heat, Peter finished second behind the Australian Irishman, Glenn Hall, and now moves through to man-on-man heats in the round of 16 – again for the first time ever. "I've never been in man-on-man heats. I am sure I am going to get all sorts of interference calls!" Peter joked.

Surfing once again the beach break of Cox Bay it was a full day of action as the top names in this competition continued to impress.

Among them were two surfers who are openly not the biggest fans of the cold water, but look like they were born surfing these climes. Hawaiian Dusty Payne progressed with some solid power surfing through to the round of 16 despite insisting; "I will never get used to this cold!" And Florida's Cory Lopez pulled out some incredible trademark aerial surfing – taking the day's highest score of a 9.5 with a massive backside air.

Glenn Hall - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Sergio Villalba
 
Jarrad Sullivan - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Sergio Villalba
Jarrad Sullivan
Sebastien Zietz - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Sergio Villalba
Sebastien Zietz
Charly Martin - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Sergio Villalba
Charly Martin

Charly Martin - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Sergio Villalba
Charly Martin
Mark Mathews - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Sergio Villalba
Mark Mathews
Mark Mathews - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Sergio Villalba
Mark Mathews

Australian Mark Mathews was another big name to storm through his heat into the round of 16 despite the rapidly varying conditions typical to this region of British Columbia which even has its own ?storm watching' season: "The swell today was totally different than what was forecast," said Mark. "I had to run back to get a board that I wasn't expecting to use."

Conditions aside, it is the rugged natural beauty that makes the journey to get to this remote corner of the world that bit more exciting for every surfer.

"It's a long way from Spain," said Gony Zubizarreta – another surfer to convincingly make it through to the last 16. "It's a few planes, a car, a boat and then another drive – in about two days. But when you get here it's worth it," he said.

Pete Devries - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
Pete Devries

Pete Devries - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
 
Pete Devries - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
 
Pete Devries - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Sergio Villalba
 
Pete Devries - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
 

Pete Devries - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Sergio Villalba
 
Pete Devries - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
 
Pete Devries - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
 
Pete Devries - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Sergio Villalba
 

Pete Devries, Glenn Hall, Brian Toth - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Sergio Villalba
Pete Devries, Glenn Hall, Brian Toth
Pete Devries, Glenn Hall, Brian Toth - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Sergio Villalba
 
Pete Devries - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Sergio Villalba
 
Pete Devries - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
 

"Sitting out the back is incredible," said Mark Mathews. "Looking back at the dense forests lining the beach and the mountains in the backdrop, it's amazing."

The next call is tomorrow October 29th at 8am

VISIT www.oneill.com/cwc/canada for more information.
Follow the competition on www.twitter.com/oneillcwc or on www.facebook.com/oneill

Charly Martin - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
Charly Martin
Long Beach Lodge, Cox Bay - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
Long Beach Lodge, Cox Bay
Cox Bay, Tofino - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
Cox Bay, Tofino
O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Jeremy Koreski
 

O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Sergio Villalba
 
Nat Young - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Sergio Villalba
Nat Young
Jsy Thompson - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Sergio Villalba
Jsy Thompson
Nat Young - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Sergio Villalba
Nat Young

TJ Barron - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Sergio Villalba
TJ Barron
Cory Lopez - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Sergio Villalba
Cory Lopez
Cory Lopez - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Sergio Villalba
Cory Lopez
Glenn Hall - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Sergio Villalba
Glenn Hall

Cory Lopez - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Day 5: Oct 29, 2009, Round of 48, heats 3 to 12 | Round of 24, heats 1 to 5 - Photo:Sergio Villalba
Cory Lopez

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


Devries fighting for some milk at CWC chriscareca.blogspot.com


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

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