SOURCE: Tourism Tofino
Sep 17, 2009 13:20 ETO'Neill and Tourism Tofino Unveil Details of ColdWaterClassicSurfingCompetitionCanada's First-Ever Pro Surf Contest Slated for West Coast Vancouver Island October 25 - 31; Local Surfer Noah Cohen Chosen as Event Ambassador
TOFINO, BC--(Marketwire - September 17, 2009) - O'Neill www.oneill.com, the globally recognized designer and manufacturer of topflight wetsuits, drysuits, sports clothing and accessories, and Tourism Tofino www.tourismtofino.com, today unveiled the details of the 2009 O'Neill Cold Water Classic Tofino www.oneill.com/cwc -- Canada's first professional surfing competition to be held on the west coast of Vancouver Island from October 25-31, 2009. Local Tofino surfer Noah Cohen will be acting as Ambassador of the event.
Fourth in the five-part World Qualifying Series (WQS) competitions sponsored by O'Neill and sanctioned by the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) www.aspworldtour.com, the ColdWaterClassicSurfingCompetition Tofino will attract more than 100 professional surfers competing for $145,000 USD. Previous 2009 O'Neill Cold Water Classic competitions were held in Tasmania, Scotland and South Africa. The series culminates in November 2009 in Santa Cruz, California.
"The Cold Water Classic event in Tofino is the one we know all the surfers on the tour have been talking about," said O'Neill Global Event Manager Bernhard Ritzer. "It represents all that we have set out to achieve with the O'Neill Cold Water Classic Series. It is about providing a unique and challenging experience for the world's best surfers by pushing the boundaries and exploring new remote and spectacular locations."
"We're really looking forward to welcoming the competitors, sponsors, spectators and members of the media to Tofino for this exciting event," said Sharon Lingenfelter, Executive Director of Tourism Tofino. "Just as the O'Neil Cold Water Classic is a world-class competition, Tofino is a world-class destination with so much to offer visitors from around the world -- especially in October at the start of our celebrated storm watching season."
About the O'Neill Coldwater Classic http://www.oneill.com/cwc
About Tourism Tofino www.tourismtofino.com
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