The O’Neill Coldwater Classic Santa Cruz successfully completed Round 1 of competition on Thursday at Steamer Lane in Northern California. It was an exciting day of upsets and incredible performances by the top athletes in the world at one of California’s most incredible right-hand breaks. Young Santa Cruz local, Nat Young, defeated the 11x world champion, Kelly Slater (USA), and good friend Kolohe Andino (USA) as one of the only two wildcards in the event. Another shocking upset of the day included Dusty Payne’s (HAW) win against 2x World Champion, Mick Fanning (AUS) and Pipe Masters Champion, Kieren Perrow (AUS).
Footage courtesy of O’Neill
Watch the LIVE event at: oneill.com/cwc