Lakey’s Lines: Santa Cruzin

Steamer's Lane in Santa Cruz, pictured here on a quiet lay day, is the primary spot for the O'Neill Cold Water Classic, won this year by San Clemente's Nate Yeomans.  (Photo by Marc Prefontaine/ASP Images)

Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz, pictured here on a quiet lay day, is the primary spot for the O'Neill Cold Water Classic, won this year by San Clemente's Nate Yeomans. (Photos by Marc Prefontaine/ASP Images)

Last weekend I was in Santa Cruz doing some videoing with one of my sponsors “Nike 6.0.” I had not been up to Santa Cruz much so it was really cool to get to know the town and the waves!

A cool thing that was going on up there as well was the Cold Water Classic presented by O’Neill. The contest was held at Steamer Lane which is a big right-hand point break. So it was really cool for me to see that. I also got to surf a lot of new spots because I had not been up there much.

The waves are so much different than Santa Barbara — much more powerful, cold, bigger, and SHARKEY!

But thats what make it thrilling. Also, it was really fun shooting with photographers because I haven’t had the chance to do that much so I got to learn more about that. The only thing that really got me spooked up there was the sharks.

In fact, the day after I left there was a shark attack at the same spot that I surfed at the day before!! I don’t think I’ll ever go back to that beach!

Well that’s the latest on what is going on with me.

Thanks for reading,
Lakey P.

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Here’s Results from The O’Neill Cold Water Classic in Santa Cruz:

O’Neill Cold Water Classic California Final:
1 –
Nathan Yeomans (USA) 15.33 (Cover Photo of Yeomans by Marc Prefontaine/ASP Images)
2 – Heath Joske (AUS) 8.60

O’Neill Cold Water Classic California Semifinals Results:
Heat 1:
Nathan Yeomans (USA) 12.50 def. Alejo Muniz (BRA) 8.00
Heat 2: Heath Joske (AUS) 11.43 def. Luke Munro (AUS) 8.86

O’Neill Cold Water Classic California Quarterfinals Results:
Heat 1:
Alejo Muniz (BRA) 12.50 def. Adriano de Souza (BRA) 8.00
Heat 2: Nathan Yeomans (USA) 15.00 def. Cory Lopez (USA) 12.53
Heat 3: Heath Joske (AUS) 13.17 def. Damien Fahrenfort (ZAF) 9.10
Heat 4: Luke Munro (AUS) 9.67 def. Kieran Horn (USA) 8.46

Oakley Pro Junior ASP North America Championships Final Results:
1 –
Nat Young (USA) 15.07
2 – Tonino Benson (HAW) 7.76
3 – Cody Thompson (USA) 7.73
4 – Dylan Goodale (HAW) 7.10

Oakley Pro Junior ASP North America Championships Semifinals Results:
Heat 1:
Tonino Benson (HAW) 16.26, Cody Thompson (USA) 16.00, Conner Coffin (USA) 15.84, Luke Davis (USA) 14.40
Heat 2: Nat Young (USA) 14.00, Dylan Goodale (HAW) 10.67, Dillon Perillo (USA) 10.26, Michale Dunphy (USA) 7.83

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