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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Thurso, Scotland: no waves but plenty of rocks

Competition was today postponed due to insufficient wave quality and size. After several calls throughout the morning and then a final call this afternoon at Thurso East event officials decided not to start round two of the US$145.000 Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6-Star men’s O'Neill Cold Water Classic Scotland.

Poor inconsistent waves in the 3ft (1m) range were on offer this morning at Brims Ness but with a building on-shore wind wave quality was poor. With an expected new swell on the way and having the event totally mobile another afternoon call was made but proved fruitless as only 1-2ft (0.5m) waves were wrapping down the point at Thurso East.

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