South Africa is ready to live up to its reputation as the wildest event in professional surfing.
Massive swells and wild storms? Check
Isolated waves in stunning locations? Check
Perfect barreling right hander for the finals? Check
The O’Neill Cold Water Classic South Africa certainly lived up to the hype in 2009. The first time Cape Town had hosted a surf contest of this level in over 20 years made all wonder why it had never happened again earlier – and excited that the O’Neill CWC Series is returning there for 2010.
On July 26th, 2010 the attention will turn from the football pitches and onto both the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans as the second ever O’Neill Cold Water Classic South Africa gets underway.
Watch the Coldwater Classic South Africa starting July 26th.
THE MOST NORTHERN,
THE MOST SOUTHERN,
AND THE MOST CLASSIC SURF CONTEST ON THE PLANET.
Following the resounding success of the inaugural Cold Water Classic Series blending adventure, exploration, surf and competition, the O'Neill Cold Water Classic Series makes a much-anticipated return for 2010.
Last year saw the series push the boundaries of surfing in a way never seen before with five ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS) events exploring spectacular surf spots throughout remote corners of the globe with the word's best surfers competing for the prestige of winning the O'Neill CWC Series and the $50,000 prize money.
"It's pretty much the next best thing to winning the ASP World Title," says World Tour star Jordy Smith.
It's not only the prize money and accolade, but the integration of exploration and adventure into surf competitions that the surfers themselves relish. "To bring that feeling of searching out waves with your friends into competition is amazing," says Jordy Smith.
With each location on the series serving up some of the most challenging high quality waves on the tour last year, the CWC Series will once again return to the start in the wilds of Tasmania, Australia on March 23rd before heading to Scotland, South Africa, Canada and Santa Cruz, California.