If you search, go rogue, take the ferries and the long roads north, you can surf some of the most amazing cold waves in the world.
Nicaragua, New Zealand, Fiji, Ireland, Maldives, Russia, United Kingdom (and of course France)
SANTA CRUZ, California (Friday, October 24, 2008) – Day Four of the O’Neill Cold Water Classic saw Nat Young (Santa Cruz, CA), 17, lead the battle of the locals in his stacked heat against fellow Santa Cruz standouts Jason Collins (Santa Cruz, CA), 34, who advanced in second, and former two-time event finalist Josh Loya (Santa Cruz, CA), 39. The Oakley Pro Junior ASP North America Championships saw a blend of international talent hit the water today as well.
GUINCHO, Portugal (Friday, October 24, 2008) – The ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS) 6-Star Estoril Coast Pro endured strong on-shore winds today at its back-up venue of Guincho and twenty heats were ran in three foot (one meter) tricky waves giving all competitors a hard time to battle for a berth in Round 4, the 3-Man heat round.
CAPBRETON, France (Friday, October 24, 2008) – The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Europe will crown its 2008 Men and Women WQS Champions as well as its Men and Women Pro Junior Champions next Sunday, October 26, at the Carcavelos Sushi Bar in Lisbon, Portugal.
SANTA CRUZ, California (Thursday, October 23, 2008) – Day Three of the O’Neill Cold Water Classic, an Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 4-Star event, saw Hawaiian standout Sebastian Zietz (Kilauea, HI), 20, stamp the day’s top honors by claiming both the highest single wave score and highest heat total of the event so far, while Kolohe Andino (San Clemente, CA), 14, issued the upset of the event by defeating Steamer Lane local and event favorite, Kieran Horn (Santa Cruz, CA), 34.
GUINCHO, Portugal (Thursday, October 23, 2008) – The Estoril Coast Pro resumed at its back-up venue of Gunicho today, twenty minutes North from Carcavelos, with top seeds getting their start in the ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS) 6-Star event in solid four to six foot (1.2 to 2 meter) waves. After a day-off yesterday, it was time for current ratings’ leaders to take the dust off their boards and surf in the third to last major event of the year that will be crucial regarding end-of-the-year ratings from which the Top 15 will qualify for next year’s ASP World Tour.
MANCORA, Peru (Thursday, October 23, 2008) – The ASP Top 17 are preparing to do battle at stop No. 6 of 8 on the 2008 ASP Women’s World Tour, the Movistar Classic Mancora Peru presented by Rip Curl, where the cobblestone lefthander awaits the world’s best female surfers as they vie for invaluable ratings points, prize money and the highly-coveted ASP Women’s World Title.
SANTA CRUZ, California (Wednesday, October 22, 2008) – The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 4-Star O’Neill Cold Water Classic completed Round 2 and the first eight heats of Round 3 today in two-to-four foot (1 metre) conditions at Steamer Lane.
CARCAVELOS, Portugal (Wednesday, October 22, 2008) – After six hours of patience, officials and surfers agreed to call the event off for the second day of the waiting period. Some small but inconsistent waves eventually started breaking at Carcavelos but not enough to get top seeds to paddle out.
CAPBRETON, France (Wednesday, October 22, 2008) - The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) WQS European title race is heating up as the 2008 Champion will be crowned next Sunday at the end of this year's final event, the Estoril Coast Pro, taking place this week at Carcavelos in Portugal.