TOFINO, British Columbia/ Canada (Saturday, October 9, 2010) – Six-to-eight foot (2 metre) surf and stormy conditions have forced event organizers to call competition for the ASP 6-Star O’Neill Cold Water Classic Canada off for today.
The O’Neill Cold Water Classic Canada, the nation’s only ASP rated event, will host several of the globe’s finest surfing talent who are out to garner the valuable points towards their ASP World Ranking and a spot amongst the elite ASP Dream Tour.
“We’ve got messy surf out there this morning and and the biggest tides of the year right now, so we’re calling competition off for the day,” Matt Wilson, O’Neill Cold Water Classic Canada Contest Director said. “With plenty of time remaining in the waiting period we’d rather wait for improved conditions to start the event.”
Event officials will reconvene at 7am tomorrow local time to make the official call for a possible 9am start.
The ASP 6-Star O’Neill Cold Water Classic Canada will host top seeds including former 2010 ASP World Tour competitors Kekoa Bacalso (Mililani, HI), 25, Tanner Gudauskas (San Clemente, CA), 22, Nathan Yeomans (San Clemente, CA), 29, and Ben Dunn (Maclean, AUS), 24.
The O’Neill Cold Water Classic holds a waiting period from October 9 through 15, 2010 and will be webcast LIVE via http://www.oneill.com/cwc/canada
Upcoming Round of 96 O’Neill Cold Water Classic Heats:
Heat 1: Kekoa Bacalso (HAW), Josh Loya (USA), Jarrad Howse (AUS), Malcomb Daly (CAN)
Heat 2: Tim Reyes (USA), Jay Quinn (NZL), Balaram Stack (USA), Peter Devries (CAN)
Heat 3: Stu Kennedy (AUS), Brad Ettinger (USA), Hank Gaskell (HAW), Shannon Brown (AUS)
Heat 4: Richard Christie (NZL), Olamana Eleogram (HAW), Dylan Southworth (MEX), Raphiel Bruhwiler (CAN)
Heat 5: Yadin Nicol (AUS), Kieran Horn (USA), Izuki Tanaka (JPN), Keegan Varney (CAN)
Heat 6: Dayyan Neve (AUS), Tonino Benson (HAW), Josh Kerr (AUS), Bud Freitas (USA)
Heat 7: Julian Wilson (USA), Heath Joske (AUS), Dege O’Connell (HAW), Johnny Norris (USA)
Heat 8: Royden Bryson (ZAF), Kai Barger (HAW), Nobuyuki Osawa (JPN), Sam Orozco (USA)
Heat 9: Dion Atkinson (AUS), Leigh Sedley (AUS), Nils Schweizer (USA), Noah Cohen (CAN)
Heat 10: Glen Hall (IRL), Chris Waring (USA), Chase Wilson (USA), Greg Urata (USA)
Heat 11: Rudy Palmboom (ZAF), Dylan Graves (PRI), Phillip Goold (USA), Jimmy Herrick (USA)
Heat 12: Cory Lopez (USA), Teppei Tajima (JPN), Dane Gudauskas (USA), Reid Jackson (CAN)
Heat 13: Tanner Gudauskas (USA), Killian Garland (USA), Matt Pagan (USA), Janek Peladeau (CAN)
Heat 14: Lincoln Taylor (AUS), Billy Stairmand (NZL), Jason Collins (USA), Tim Curran (USA)
Heat 15: Ausin Ware (USA), Damien Fahrenfort (ZAF), Taylor Thorne (USA), Gutemberg De Cunha (BRA)
Heat 16: Sebastien Zietz (HAW), Eric Geiselman (USA), Ricky Whitlock (USA), Dane Anderson (USA)
Heat 17: Nathan Yeomans (USA), Nick Reilly (USA), Sam Lamiroy (GBR), Issac Radysh (CAN)
Heat 18: Nathan Hedge (AUS), Mitchel Coleborn (AUS), Matt Johnson (USA), Brandon Barnes (USA)
Heat 19: John John Florence (HAW), Torrey Meister (HAW), Jared Thorne (USA), Michael Dunphy (USA)
Heat 20: Nathaniel Curran (USA), Yujiro Tsuji (JPN), David Rutherford (MEX), Benn Murphy (CAN)
Heat 21: Blake Thornton (AUS), Casey Brown (HAW), Yoackim Guichard (NOR), Sepp Bruhwiler (CAN)
Heat 22: Shaun Cansdell (AUS), Kevin Sullivan (HAW), Jason Harris (USA), Matt Myers (USA)
Heat 23: Hodei Collazo (EUK), Gony Zubizarreta (ESP), Cory Arrambide (USA), Keli Everett (HAW)
Heat 24: Ben Dunn (AUS), Beto Mariano (BRA), Indar Perez (EUK), Jamie Lowe-Wylde (CAN)