Yuri Sodre: not used to cold water surfing

Day 6 of The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6-Star men's O'Neill Cold Water Classic Scotland decided the Semifinalists on a day that saw some incredible surfing as well as a full array of weather conditions from clear blue skies and sunshine to snow storms battering the main event site at Thurso East.

Competition began with excellent 6 ft (1.5m) waves as the tide began to push in and cover the exposed slate rock reef. By the time the Quarterfinalists hit the water the resilient crowd who had braved the elements to stay and watch the action were treated to bright sunshine and some incredible surfing right through to the end of the Quarterfinals.

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Nathaniel Curran: 'the water looks cold...'

The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6-Star men’s O'Neill Cold Water Classic Scotland commenced round two of competition with the event’s top seeded surfers  until due to lack of waves  it was eventually put on hold after the completion of heat nº 13. Following an afternoon assessment of conditions event officials decided to wait until tomorrow to resume competition.

A bitterly cold, grey day greeted competitors early at the main event site of Thurso East. As the day progressed the swell increased to the 4-5ft (1.2-1.5m) range but unfortunately dropped off with the lowering tide as the on-shore winds strengthened making for yet another rugged day of endurance at the most northern, coldest event on the planet.

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Nelscott Reef Big Wave Classic: not for groms

Lincoln City, Oregon, April 16, 2010, Behemoth, LLC is proud to announce that the 2010 contest will be a paddle in event and will be part of the Big Wave World Tour. After 5 years of operating as a Tow In focused event, the contest will now become a paddle in big wave surfing event.

The Big Wave World Tour will include Nelscott Reef as one of its stops for the 2010 season.

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