With a long and rich history, the O'Neill Coldwater Classic at Steamer Lane is known for producing powerful and consistent conditions in a classic Northern California setting. Originating in 1987, the event has taken on various incarnations over the past three decades. This year it has upgraded to an ASP WCT event in celebration of O'Neill's 60th anniversary. As the second to the last stop on the World Tour, it will not only bring the best of the best to Steamer Lane, but a lofty $425,000 prize purse as well. O'Neill, founded in 1952 by Jack O'Neill, is known the world over for revolutionizing modern day surfing with the invention of the first wetsuit and many other innovations.
ASP WORLDTOUR STOP # 09
Location: Santa Cruz, California, USA
Venue: Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz
Holding Period: November 1-11, 2012
Event duration: 11-Day Contest
Trials: October 31