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Jordy Smith Wins the Hurley Pro at Trestles

 

Jordy Smith Wins the Hurley Pro at Trestles

Photo: ASP/ Kirstin

O’Neill Team rider Jordy Smith has won stop number eight of the Association of Surfing Professionals World Championship Tour. Smith (ZAF) defeated John John Florence (HAW) in the final by a score of 16.50 to 15.87 in overhead surf at Lower Trestles.

Jordy Smith Wins the Hurley Pro at Trestles

Photo: ASP/ Kirstin

The Hurley Pro victory marks the fourth career ASP WCT event win for Smith. “I am overwhelmed,” Smith said. “I just moved to town, I can’t believe it.”  Recently relocated to San Clemente, just up the road from Trestles, Smith was still feeling the support from South Africa, “I want to thank my boys from home, they have been giving me every bit of support all week.”

Jordy Smith Wins the Hurley Pro at Trestles

Photo: ASP/ Kirstin

Previous to the win today, high expectations for Smith’s 2014 season had not developed in to results.  Smith’s win moves him from 14th to 11th on the ASP ratings, but more importantly gets him back to a mindset we are accustomed to seeing from one of the world’s best surfers.  “This year hasn’t gone as planned.   Winning another CT event gives me the confidence once again that I have what it takes to content for the world title.”

Watch the final here.

POSTED BY jazzy ON September 18, 2014   |   Comment

Tahoe Fall Classic 2014

The O’Neill Fall Classic was a grueling 22-mile SUP & Paddleboard race. It is the longest inland distance paddle race in the world, setting the stage for the 3rd and final stop of the Tahoe Cup Race Series with a $20k prize purse up for grabs. The race started in El Dorado Beach in South Lake Tahoe and finish at Kings Beach State Beach in North Lake Tahoe and we couldn’t ask for better conditions. The sun was out (a warm 80 degrees), the lake was glassy, and the clouds put the final touch on the picturesque setting.

Tahoe Fall Classic 2014

Rob Rojas put in an impressive race, winning the Elite Unlimited division with a time of 3:38:09 and winning the overall Tahoe Cup Race Series. Congrats Rob! Finishing in second place Rand Carter had a time of 3:55:17 and Michael Valenzuela came in 3rd with a time of 4:16:42. Rob won all 3 races, Donner Cup, The Jam From the Dam and the Fall Classic. He was the stand out in every race.

Tahoe Fall Classic 2014

Congrats to Jay Wild for winning the Elite 14’ division with an amazing time of 4:01:10. Benjamin Sarrazin was just behind Jay and completed the race with a time of 4:03:39. Brennan Rose rounded out the podium with a time of 4:12:12. Although Jay Wild won the race, Brennan Rose won the overall Elite 14’ division for the Tahoe Cup Race Series. Brennan finished first at the Donner Cup, the Jam From the Dam and a 3rd place finish at the Fall Classic.

Tahoe Fall Classic 2014

In the women’s elite division, Jen Fuller took the honors with a time of 4:31:50. Following Jen, Nina Oakley followed closely with a time of 4:35:16. Coming in 3rd place, Wendy Ackermann ended with a respective time of 4:58:30. Jen Fuller also won the overall Tahoe Cup Race Series for the Women’s Elite 12’6” division.

Tahoe Fall Classic 2014

With $20k combined up for grabs, the 2014 O’Neill Tahoe SUP & Paddleboard Series was the best attendance year in series history. More than 4500 paddlers competed in the three stop series, testing the skills and endurance in three completely different events. The series couldn’t have been possible without the support of our partners: O’NeillSUP Magazine, The Lake Tahoe Paddleboard Association, Nature’s BakerySurf TechTahoe Paddle & OarWaterman’s LandingSouth Tahoe Standup PaddleFerrari’s Crown ResortJason’sVita CocoWernerMTITruckee Tahoe Medical GroupTahoe TVSawyerTruckee Donner Chamber of Commerce and North Lake Tahoe Resort Association. Until next year!

 

POSTED BY jazzy ON September 15, 2014   |   Comment

Sebastian Mendes | Summer

At 12 years old, Sebastian Mendes makes his rounds on the swell filled summer.

POSTED BY jazzy ON September 10, 2014   |   Comment

Traded for Jordy Giveaway

Traded for Jordy Giveaway

Stab Magazine and O’Neill present the Traded for Jordy Giveaway on Instagram! We want to wrap your skin with every winter wetsuit you will ever need, the catch: you’ve got to trade for it. It’s a celebration in boldness, and to enter the draw you’ve got to trade in someone you’re following. That’s right, unfollow someone, screenshot their page and upload the shot with #tradedforjordy. Feel free to include the reason they’ve been traded too, be as bold as you like! Oh, and don’t forget to follow @oneill and @stabsurf on Instagram, we’ll be checking. All prize details now live on stabmag.com, winner drawn Friday, September 12 as chosen by Jordy Smith.

POSTED BY jazzy ON September 5, 2014   |   Comment

O’Neill Coldwater Classic Invitational Now Accepting Video Wildcard Submissions

CALLING ALL UNSPONSORED SURFERS WITH WORLD TOUR ASPIRATIONS!

Now Accepting Video Submission for an Exclusive Wildcard into the 2014 O’Neill Coldwater Classic Invitational

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Sept. 1, 2014 – The O’Neill Coldwater Classic is back for the second year with its new invitational format giving unsponsored surfers the unique opportunity to compete for a winner-take-all grand prize yearlong sponsorship from O’Neill Wetsuits valued at $50,000.  Like last year, an open call is being made to unsponsored surfers to submit videos for the opportunity to win a wildcard into the event.  Applicants will be accepted Sept. 1st through Sept. 19th at http://www.oneill.com/cwc/

To apply, surfers must provide a 30-second unedited action video representing his best surfing capabilities, a headshot and a completed application.  Complete details can be found at www.oneill.com/cwc/

ONeill Coldwater Classic Invitational Now Accepting Video Wildcard Submissions

All submissions will then be reviewed by a panel of judges with four being chosen for the Online Public Voting phase from Sept. 30th to Oct. 6th.  The surfer in the one video receiving the most votes will earn an exclusive wildcard invitation into the 2014 O’Neill Coldwater Classic Invitational at Santa Cruz’s famed Steamer Lane Oct. 28th through Nov. 1st.

The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Specialty Event, which will take place on two days of optimal conditions during the holding period, will give 16 unsponsored professional surfers the chance of a lifetime, an O’Neill Wetsuits contract worth $50,000 in travel incentives and contest fees to chase their World Championship Tour (WCT) dreams.

Learn more and follow all of the action at www.oneill.com/cwc/ and tag #oneillcwc

Special thanks to sponsors and event partners Nexen Tire, Futures Fins, Watermans Sunscreen, Flips Audio, Banzai Bowls, On a Mission, Hotel Paradox, Cruzio Internet, East Side Eatery and Mulcoy Travel for supporting the 2014 O’Neill Coldwater Classic Invitational.

About O’Neill
O’Neill, the original California surf, snow and lifestyle brand, was founded in 1952 when a young man named Jack O’Neill took his unstoppable passion for surfing and used it to battle Mother Nature. Jack’s initial vision of producing functional and innovative board riding products continues to lie at the core of everything the company does. From the first neoprene surf wetsuit and board leash to the world’s first stitchless board shorts. O’Neill will always be committed to growing its reputation as one of the world’s leading youth lifestyle brands based on being the First Name in the water.

While many things have changed since those humble beginnings, Jack’s initial vision of producing functional and innovative board riding products continues to lie at the core of everything the company does. O’Neill’s core values — innovation in style and technology — have seen the brand devote itself wholeheartedly to the evolution of the action sports lifestyle.  From the first ever neoprene wetsuit and leash, to the world’s first stitchless boardshorts and range of groundbreaking wearable electronics, O’Neill’s progressive spirit will always drive the company forward.  For more information, please visit www.oneill.com/wetsuits.

About SURFER
In 1960, SURFER Magazine began as the original. After a long history of delivering provocative and insightful editorial features, revealing interviews and award winning state-of-the-art photography, SURFER remains the authoritative voice of the surfing world and thus earned the moniker “the bible of the sport.” The SURFER brand has also grown to include Surfermag.com, Fantasy Surfer, and the SURFER message boards. All of these assets combine to make the SURFER network the most current and reliable channel of information to the surf community. The magazine is published by TEN: The Enthusiast Network, which reaches more than 22-million active sports enthusiasts through an integrated network of magazines, online properties, events and television programming. To learn more, visit www.surfermag.com.

About TEN: The Enthusiast Network
TEN: The Enthusiast Network LLC is the world’s premier network of enthusiast brands, such as Powder, BIKE, SUP, SURFER, Transworld, Canoe & Kayak and GrindTV. With more than 60 publications, 100 Web sites, the world’s largest automotive VOD channel, 800 branded products, 50+ events, TV and radio programs, TEN creates and delivers content that informs, entertains, inspires and connects with enthusiasts every day. For more information visit www.enthusiastnetwork.com

Media Contact:
Dawn Hamilton
KHPR for TEN
dhamilton@khpublicrelations.com
office: 310.295.1189
cell: 310.923.0863

POSTED BY jazzy ON September 2, 2014   |   Comment

O’Neill Coldwater Classic

ONeill Coldwater Classic

O’NEILL COLDWATER CLASSIC INVITATIONAL RETURNS TO STEAMER LANE OCT. 28 TO NOV. 1, 2014

 North America’s Longest Running Surf Contest Continues Second Year of Invitational Format for Unsponsored Professional Surfers

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Aug. 21, 2014 – For decades now, one staple of late fall in Santa Cruz is the Coldwater Classic at Steamer Lane.  Last year ushered in a new format unlike the various incarnations the event has seen previously. That same format returns in 2014 with the second annual O’Neill Coldwater Classic Invitational.

The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Specialty Event, which will take place on two days of optimal conditions during a window of Oct. 28th to Nov. 1st, will give 16 unsponsored professional surfers the chance of a lifetime, an O’Neill Wetsuits contract worth $50,000 in travel incentives and contest fees to chase their World Championship Tour (WCT) dreams.

“The 2013 O’Neill Coldwater Classic was a complete success!  O’Neill could not be more happy with the outcome, said O’Neill Wetsuits Marketing and Team Manager Shane Skelton. “We not only got great waves during the event, we also picked up an amazing surfer for Team O’Neill in Torrey Meister. We look forward to discovering another untapped talent at the 2014 event.”

ONeill Coldwater Classic

The 16-man field of competitors will include 15 invited unsponsored surfers and one wildcard determined by the public via an online vote. Wildcard video submissions will be accepted Sept. 1-19 at http://www.oneill.com/cwc/. The public will be able to vote on finalists Sept. 30 through Oct. 6.

What sets this event apart is what is on the line. Sponsorships are critical in a surfer’s mission to make the WCT.  Last year, Torrey Meister earned the title and complete year of O’Neill sponsor support.

“I’ve seen my dreams come to life since winning the O’Neill Coldwater Classic last year,” said Meister who is currently sitting 32nd on the ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS) rankings.  “I’ve gotten to pay off debt from last year and focus on surfing and making heats. I don’t know what I’d be doing this year if it weren’t for winning the event. Having O’Neill’s support has been tremendous.  Not just the financial backing, but having people stoked to watch you, to help you dig deeper when you need a score.  It doesn’t feel like a sponsorship, it’s more personal than that. I call them really good friends now.”

Like Meister, one surfer will not only earn the 2014 title, but a yearlong sponsorship from the first American surf brand, O’Neill. With an estimated value of $50,000 USD, the grand prize winner will receive a travel, event and expense budget to compete in at least seven of the ASP World Qualifying Series events in pursuit of qualifying for the World Championship Tour and a personal videographer, at specific events and locations, to document the thrill of victory (or agony of defeat) with a minimum of six video segments during the 2014 competition year.  O’Neill, the originator of the wetsuit, will also throw in a hefty arsenal of the best wetsuits through an O’Neill Wetsuits sponsorship, as well as, boardshorts and apparel.

ONeill Coldwater Classic

Since 1987, the O’Neill Coldwater Classic has been Northern California’s premier professional surfing event held at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz. “The Lane,” with its natural ancient Roman stadium like setting with steep, vertical cliffs overlooking the fabled right point break, is perhaps the best spectator venue for a surf contest to be found anywhere in the world.

Learn more and follow all of the action at www.oneill.com/cwc/ and tag #oneillcwc

Special thanks to sponsors and event partners Nexen Tire, Futures Fins, Watermans Sunscreen, Flips Audio, Banzai Bowls, On a Mission, Hotel Paradox, Cruzio Internet, East Side Eatery and Mulcoy Travel for supporting the 2014 O’Neill Coldwater Classic Invitational.

About O’Neill

O’Neill, the original California surf, snow and lifestyle brand, was founded in 1952 when a young man named Jack O’Neill took his unstoppable passion for surfing and used it to battle Mother Nature. Jack’s initial vision of producing functional and innovative board riding products continues to lie at the core of everything the company does. From the first neoprene surf wetsuit and board leash to the world’s first stitchless board shorts. O’Neill will always be committed to growing its reputation as one of the world’s leading youth lifestyle brands based on being the First Name in the water.

While many things have changed since those humble beginnings, Jack’s initial vision of producing functional and innovative board riding products continues to lie at the core of everything the company does. O’Neill’s core values — innovation in style and technology — have seen the brand devote itself wholeheartedly to the evolution of the action sports lifestyle.  From the first ever neoprene wetsuit and leash, to the world’s first stitchless boardshorts and range of groundbreaking wearable electronics, O’Neill’s progressive spirit will always drive the company forward.  For more information, please visit www.oneill.com/wetsuits.

About SURFER

In 1960, SURFER Magazine began as the original. After a long history of delivering provocative and insightful editorial features, revealing interviews and award winning state-of-the-art photography, SURFER remains the authoritative voice of the surfing world and thus earned the moniker “the bible of the sport.” The SURFER brand has also grown to include Surfermag.com, Fantasy Surfer, and the SURFER message boards. All of these assets combine to make the SURFER network the most current and reliable channel of information to the surf community. The magazine is published by TEN: The Enthusiast Network, which reaches more than 22-million active sports enthusiasts through an integrated network of magazines, online properties, events and television programming. To learn more, visit www.surfermag.com.

About TEN: The Enthusiast Network

TEN: The Enthusiast Network LLC is the world’s premier network of enthusiast brands, such as Powder, BIKE, SUP, SURFER, Transworld, Canoe & Kayak and GrindTV. With more than 60 publications, 100 Web sites, the world’s largest automotive VOD channel, 800 branded products, 50+ events, TV and radio programs, TEN creates and delivers content that informs, entertains, inspires and connects with enthusiasts every day. For more information visit www.enthusiastnetwork.com

Media Contact:

Dawn Hamilton

KHPR for TEN

dhamilton@khpublicrelations.com

office: 310.295.1189

cell: 310.923.0863

ONeill Coldwater Classic

POSTED BY jazzy ON August 22, 2014   |   Comment

Jordy Smith Pre-Event Teahupoo

Jordy Smith Pre-Event Teahupoo: Straight off the Air Tahiti Nui flight from L.A in to 6’ – 8” foot Teahupoo, thats one way to wash off the plane grime. Waves were firing today and Jordy has stepped up a notch. After Fiji, Jordy spent 10 days here fine tuning without the circus and it has paid off; he was on the bombs and standing out. The forecast for the event is looking amazing, potentially a huge paddle swell (borderline tow) with epic conditions in between. This is going to be a good week!

Jordy Smith Pre Event Teahupoo

Unpacking the quiver

Jordy Smith Pre Event Teahupoo

The Honda ready to go.

Jordy Smith Pre Event Teahupoo

A Suzuki, a pit and a flying fish.

It all kicks off tomorrow and just so you’re in the loop Tahiti time is 3 hours behind PST.  If it starts at 7 AM local time, that will be 10 AM PST. Jordy will be in Heat 12 of Rd 1.

POSTED BY jazzy ON August 14, 2014   |   Comment