Day Five of O’Neill Cold Water Classic California
Rounds 3 & 4 belonged to the youth, as surfing’s next generation of talent rose above tour veterans to claim victory. Demonstrating flawless fronthand surfing, 16 year-old Kolohe Andino beat former World Tour surfers Cory Lopez and Nate Yeomans in rainy Steamers Lane. Current No. 2 Jordy Smith bowed out of competition, after suffering an unfortunate ankle sprain playing dodgeball at a local nonprofit Thursday night. With an increase in swell, competition is set to resume tomorrow morning at 8:00 am. For heat results and tomorrow’s schedule, click here.
Granger Larsen displayed top-notch surfing to edge out Dion Atkinson and Luke Davis in Round 4 and will surf against fellow Hawaiian Mason Ho in Round 5. Photo: Courtesy of O'Neill
Kolohe Andino won his Round 3 and 4 heats and will face Hawaii's Tonino Benson in Round 5. Photo: Courtesy of O'Neill
Despite this power hack, Brazil's Alejo Muniz fell victim to the Lane's shifty conditions in Round 4. Photo: Courtesy of O'Neill
World Tour surfer Roy Powers, carving his way to a second place finish in Round 4. Roy will now face local standout Johnny Craft in Round 5. Photo: Courtesy of O'Neill
Nat Young's dominant backhand earned him victory in Rounds 3 and 4 and is an event favorite heading into the final rounds. Photo: Courtesy of O'Neill