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Hawaiian Spam | Week Five

We are sad to announce this is the final video of the Hawaiian Spam Series. This is your Final weekly dose of uncut spam from the O’Neill House. Hawaiian Spam | Week Five.  Its been an amazing season on the North Shore with the entire O’Neill team. There has been some battle scars, love hate relationships with waves, team bonding, and of course finding girls & partying. Be sure to check out all the happenings on the trip by using the hashtag #TheKeNuiTour.

  • Cory Lopez and the North Shore love the kick outs.
  • Jake Kelley rips at skating.
  • The entire team enjoyed a going away BBQ.
  • Soli Bailey became a man on the trip and charged Jaws for the first time with Mark Mathews.
  • Colt Ward fears that Jake Kelley is going to burn down the house while lighting an aerosol can on fire.
  • Mark Mathews gets cleaned up at Jaws.
  • Brett Barley has the worst slams out of anyone on the team this season.
  • Ian Crane is leaving because all the girls want Soli now and Brett has snapped on him a couple of times.
  • Who knew Colt Ward had dance moves?
POSTED BY jazzy ON December 17, 2014   |   Comment

Hawaiian Spam | Week Four

Your weekly dose of uncut spam from the O’Neill House. This is Hawaiian Spam | Week Four.

- Nils shaves his Movember Stache.

- Cory Lopez tells us that sometimes Brett Barley gets credit for Cory’s waves and Cory gets credited for Brett’s waves. Benefits them both.

- Soli Bailey joins in on the team shenanigans.

- Timmy is getting off the island and heading home to find slabs.

- Jordy is getting plenty of practice for the upcoming Pipe Masters.

- Jake Kelley gets pitched at Pipe and comes up with battle scars.

- Keiki Shorey team swim, body whomping.

- Bash Mendes gets a little surprise on his face after waking up from a nap.

POSTED BY jazzy ON December 10, 2014   |   Comment

Hawaiian Spam | Week Three

A week in review from the O’Neill team house. This is Hawaiian Spam | Week Three.

- The montage starts out with Nils going over the falls and breaking his 5th board in 3 weeks.

- Timmy can’t live without 3 things… Coffee, beer and sex,  which we are sure most men cannot live without. Although, not all, but a majority.

- Ian stumbles upon a guy taking a picture of his girlfriends arse. Ian confirms that the random guy nailed the photo.

- A majority of the team had Thanksgiving with Jordy and his wife

- At the end of the clip, little Kei is taking body shots off of a random girl with the team egging him on in the background.

POSTED BY jazzy ON December 3, 2014   |   Comment

Hawaiian Spam | Week Two

Your weekly behind the scenes spam of what it’s like to live at the O’Neill house. This is Hawaiian Spam | Week Two. Nate Yeomans gets welcomed to the team and Timmy Reyes joins in the fun at the house!

POSTED BY jazzy ON December 1, 2014   |   Comment

O’Neill Grom Prix

O’Neill Grom Prix

The O’Neill Grom Prix took over Aviones Beach, San Juan, Puerto Rico last weekend as part of the Tres Palmas surfing series.  Amateur surfers under 18 from were met with a super rippable 3-4 foot swell and light trade wins.  The talent level continues to explode on the island with the Grom Prix as a focal point event.

Keikis
1.Mila Santiago
2.Antonio Lazo
3.David Martinez
4.Gustavo Baez

Menehunes
1.Diego Gutierrez
2.Giancarlo Mendez
3.Max Torres
4.Enrique Naranjo

Boys
1.Juan Gonzalez
2.Dwight Pastrana
3.Rio Donalson
4.Jorge Martinez

Girls.
1.Havanna Cabrero
2.Andrea Martinez
3.Yarian Camacho
4.Gabriela Galiano

Junior Girls
1.Havanna Cabrero
2.Jolaris Carreras
3.Gabriela Rubi
4.Andrea Martinez

Junior under 18
1.Mauro Diaz
2.Seba Soto
3.Christian Castillo
4.Juan Gonzalez

POSTED BY jazzy ON November 26, 2014   |   Comment

What Youth | Straight Forward: Soli Bailey

Soli Bailey’s Straight Forward feature on What Youth is tracked to Bad Brains - Banned in D.C. and starts off with Soli screaming through a barrel.   Soli has smooth style,  looks all to comfortable in barrels and can stomp some vicious airs. The edit is cut fast with little, if no lifestyle shots. The combination for a perfect edit.

If you’re a Bad Brains fan and love Soli Bailey’s raw power, then you’re going to have this edit on repeat. One of the finer edits you will see all week.

 

 

POSTED BY jazzy ON November 12, 2014   |   Comment

Brett Barley | Bits & Bytes

Brett Barley in Bits & Bites. Brett kept waiting to get the right footage to release an edit, but the waves never picked back up and the seasons passed by. This is his way of starting fresh.

If you haven’t seen the “Storm Chasers” feature on Surfer Magazine with team riders Brett Barley, Cory Lopez and Torrey Meister, then click here to check it out.

POSTED BY jazzy ON November 11, 2014   |   Comment

TORREY MEISTER | CHAPTER 6 | YEAR IN REVIEW

The Torrey Meister series has documented the saga of his post O’Neill Coldwater Classic victory in 2013. It has shown both the triumph and defeat of chasing after the dream of qualifying for the World Championship Tour (WCT). It has also shown some of the other great perks of surfing for Team O’Neill. Please take a look at previous chapters at oneill.com/wetsuits/videos.html.

POSTED BY jazzy ON October 31, 2014   |   Comment

YEOMANS CLAIMS 2014 O’NEILL COLDWATER CLASSIC INVITATIONAL AND O’NEILL SPONSORSHIP

Nathan Yeomans (San Clemente, CA) claimed the 2014 O’Neill Coldwater Classic Invitational title today earning the life-changing winner-take-all yearlong O’Neill Wetsuits sponsorship worth $50,000. 2014 marks the second year for the ASP Specialty Event to run with an unconventional format pitting 16 unsponsored surfers against each other for one grand prize. This is a second O’Neill Coldwater Classic win for Yeomans who also earned the title back in 2009 when the contest was an ASP 6-Star World Qualifying Series event.

YEOMANS CLAIMS 2014 O’NEILL COLDWATER CLASSIC INVITATIONAL AND O’NEILL SPONSORSHIP
2014 CHAMPION NATE YEOMANS

Thursday, the second and final day of competition, conditions were a bit trickier and sometimes wave-starved with the west-northwest swell continuing to fade and wave faces in the two-to-four foot range.

The first Quarterfinal heat of the day saw touted wildcard Jeison Torres Abarca (CRI), who snagged his spot into this year’s event from a public online voting contest, unable to advance after narrowly losing with a 10.93 heat total (out of a possible 20) to Huntington Beach’s Jack Boyes with an 11.20.

Sole local competitor and fan favorite Shaun Burns won his Quarterfinal match against last year’s second runner-up Wade Carmichael (AUS) as well as his Semifinal heat against Jack Boyes to earn a spot into the Finals.

YEOMANS CLAIMS 2014 O’NEILL COLDWATER CLASSIC INVITATIONAL AND O’NEILL SPONSORSHIP
Nate Yeomans | Photo: Ellis

In the second Semifinal, Yeomans took on Australian Garrett Parkes, both showing superior surfing and the highest scores on Day 1 of competition, but ultimately Yeomans won out with a 12.66 over Parkes’ 8.44 earning his Finals berth.

The Final, pitting former Coldwater Champion Yeomans against local-boy Burns, saw the two going wave for wave in the opening 15 minutes before going on hold due to fog. After competition resumed, Yeomans claimed the win with his electric backside surfing, locking in a 15.00 heat total over Burns’ 12.83.

In addition to the trophy O’Neill wetsuit and $1,000 and a set of tires from Nexen, Yeomans earned a yearlong sponsorship from O’Neill worth $50,000 to pursue his elite pro surfing aspirations.

When asked about the win, Yeomans exclaimed: “It’s frickin’ awesome. I can’t even believe it. I was doing job interviews before I came up here. Luckily I don’t have to work too hard for awhile now. I have another baby on the way, so luckily I have 50 grand to support that little critter. I’m going to the Triple Crown next, so hopefully I can take this momentum there.“

Check www.oneill.com/cwc/ for more information, photos and video highlights. #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, Mulcoy Travel, Bonny Doon Vineyard, SURFER Magazine and Surfline for supporting the 2014 O’Neill Coldwater Classic Invitational.

Final Result
1. Nathan Yeomans (USA) 15.00
2. Shaun Burns (USA) 12.83

Semifinal Results
SF 1: Shaun Burns (USA) 12.83 over Jack Boyes (USA) 12.57
SF 2: Nathan Yeomans (USA) 12.66 over Garrett Parkes (AUS) 8.44

Quarterfinal Results
Qrt 1: Jack Boyes (USA) 11.20 over Jeison Torres Abarca (CRI) 10.93
Qrt 2: Shaun Burns (USA) 11.30 over Wade Carmichael (AUS) 10.67
Qrt 3: Garrett Parkes (AUS) 14.53 over Lincoln Taylor (AUS) 14.23
Qrt 4: Nathan Yeomans (USA) 12.37 over Derek Peters (USA) 9.23

POSTED BY jazzy ON October 30, 2014   |   Comment