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O’Neill Cold Water Classic

November 15 @ 8:00 am - November 19 @ 5:00 pm PST

The O’Neill Cold Water Classic – North America’s Longest Running Surf Contest returns for 2022 November 15th – 19th with an exciting new grassroots format, providing unique content and marketing longevity beyond the on-site experience. Since 1987, The O’Neill Cold Water Classic has been northern California’s premier professional surfing event held at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz.

“The Lane” is perhaps the best spectator venue for a surf contest to be found anywhere in the world. No surf spot resembles an ancient roman stadium more than Steamer Lane, with steep, vertical cliffs overlooking the fabled right-point break. As a unique destination, event spectators flock to northern California’s iconic point break to hug the cliff railing and witness the world’s top surfers compete.

2022 marks seventy years since O’Neill became known as the first name in the water. Decades upon decades of innovation and performance, with no signs of slowing down anytime soon.


November 15 @ 8:00 am PST
November 19 @ 5:00 pm PST
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Event Contact
Greg Clarke


Steamer Lane at Lighthouse Point
700 West Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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