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Eli Olson | WHY

Those that live on the edge, push the envelope, and redefine the sport. In this film we wanted to visually portray the beauty and intensity of Eli doing what he does best while also answering the question “WHY”.

POSTED BY jazzy ON July 21, 2014   |   Comment

Jam From the Dam Video Recap

The morning of the second stop of the O’Neill SUP and Paddleboard Series was primed with amazing conditions! The sun was out, the temperature was a perfect 80 degrees and the lake was like a sheet of glass.

POSTED BY jazzy ON July 18, 2014   |   Comment

Jam From the Dam 2014

The morning of the second stop of the O’Neill SUP and Paddleboard Series was primed with amazing conditions! The sun was out, the temperature was a perfect 80 degrees and the lake was like a sheet of glass.

Jam From the Dam 2014There were a total of 175 paddlers that showed up for the race, making it the biggest race yet for the Jam From the Dam. The race was filled with people smiling from ear to ear and we experienced friendly competition among the paddlers.

Once the competitors were lined up, the horn sounded and the start of the race was underway. It was congested with determined paddlers at first until O’Neill’s Rob Rojas started to pull away from the pack. With the finish line in sight, Rob was paddling to a packed beach filled with cheers and clapping from the fans and family members. Rob finished 1st in the Unlimited Elite division with a time of 53 minutes and 43 seconds. The next wave of paddlers to come in was Rukin Jelks in the OC1 class, finishing with a total time of 54 minutes and 10 seconds. Following Jelks, Damien Estrada in the Unlimited Open class finished with a time of 54 minutes and 30 seconds. Patrick McNenny took 1st place in the Paddleboard division and Brennan Rose took 1st place in the 14’ class.

Jam From the Dam 2014

The women were just as impressive as the men. Anik Wild took 1st place in the 12.6 class with a time of 1 hour and 5 minutes with Jen Fuller, Nina Oakley and Wendy Ackermann falling just behind. Francine Tone won the Masters Sup class with a time of 1 hour and 13 minutes and Amy McCool took 1st in the Unlimited Class.

With the 2014 O’Neill Jam From the Dam race in the books, everyone is looking to the last stop of the race series, The Tahoe Fall Classic. It’s a 22-mile point-to-point race from El Dorado Beach, South Lake Tahoe to Kings Beach State Beach. Rob Rojas is looking like the overall leader to win the Tahoe Cup Race Series with the win at Donner Lake and finishing 1st at this years Jam From the Dam.

POSTED BY jazzy ON July 14, 2014   |   Comment

TIMMYS PRIME TIME

TIMMYS PRIME TIME

Photo: Mr Price/Cestari

TIMMYS PRIME TIME

Photo: Mr Price/Cestari

TIMMYS PRIME TIME

Photo: Mr Price/Cestari

We’re celebrating O’Neill team rider Timmy Reyes big win at the Mr Price Pro! It was a WQS Prime event so the top guys from the WCT were all at the sharp end. Timmy’s smooth, powerful approach proved too good for the new school aerialists that had been dangerous in earlier rounds. In an emotional speech from the podium Timmy said that this was one of his biggest  achievements in his career. Going on to say that he has really enjoyed the past week in Ballito, South Africa, and thanked the local crowd for all their support. When asked about his goal to get back on the ASP World Tour he said that would be amazing but right now he is just taking it one heat at a time…

POSTED BY jazzy ON July 7, 2014   |   Comment

The Gooseberry Road Trip Flipbook

Check out the flip book from the O’Neill road trip from Santa Cruz to Canada with team mates Cory Lopez, Timmy Reyes, Torrey Meister and Brett Barley to test and shoot the latest and greatest wetsuits.

POSTED BY jazzy ON July 1, 2014   |   Comment

Surfing America 2014 USA Championships Recap Video

Our under 18 amateur O’Neill surf team blew up at the 2014 USA Championships, down at Lower Trestles. With Sebastian Mendes taking 4th in the boys U12, Noah Hill 3rd in boys U14, and Jake Davis dropping a 2nd in the main division of boys U18.

POSTED BY ngreen ON June 25, 2014   |   Comment

Torrey Meister | Chapter 4 | Gooseberry Road Trip

Torrey Meister‘s win at the O’Neill Coldwater Classic in November of 2013 not only provided him with $50k to travel to compete in the WQS, it also provided a full O’Neill sponsorship. As a sponsored O’Neill surfer, Torrey got the invite to go on a 3 week O’Neill road trip from Santa Cruz to Canada with team mates Cory Lopez, Timmy Reyes and Brett Barley to test and shoot the latest and greatest wetsuits. On this photo/video trip, the boys scored amazing waves and went to some of the most beautiful places on the planet. Be on the look out for Chapter 5 of the Torrey Meister saga in July.

POSTED BY ngreen ON June 18, 2014   |   Comment