SANTA CRUZ, California - Nat Young (Santa Cruz, CA), 17, won the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 4-Star O’Neill Cold Water Classic in great four-to-six foot (2 metre) surf in front of his home crowd at Steamer Lane. Young defeated fellow finalists Chris Waring (Seal Beach, CA), 21, Granger Larsen (Lahaina, HI), 18, and Sean Moody (North Shore, HI), 25, and reclaimed the O’Neill Cold Water Classic title for the Santa Cruz locals in a close Final.
O’NEILL COLD WATER CLASSIC RESULTS - ASP WQS 4-STAR MEN
1 - Nat Young (USA) 13.87
2 - Chris Waring (USA) 13.84
3 - Granger Larsen (HAW) 12.93
4 - Sean Moody (HAW) 11.94