Redondo Beach, CA – November 9, 2009 – Congratulations to Body Glove team rider Nate Yeomans on winning the O’Neill Cold Water Classic! Yeomans killed it in the 6-star Prime WQS event at Steamers Lane in Santa Cruz on Sunday in solid overhead northwest swell.
“I can’t believe it,” Yeomans said. “This is the biggest result of my career and I’m speechless. I’ve been winning 2-Stars for too long and it was time for a big 6-Star win. To have my name up there with all of the great surfers who have won this event over the years is amazing.”
The San Clemente native claimed the top spot in the final over Australia’s Heath Joske and worked his way through a stacked field of local and international surfers. Yeomans dominated the final heat posting a solid 15.33 heat total. The victory brings his points total to 12,925 and shotguns Yeomans into the #8 spot on the WQS ratings, giving him a great opportunity to qualify for the 2010 ASP World Championship Tour.
“Body Glove wetsuits is super stoked on Yeomans performance and is excited that he is nearing his goal to qualify for the 2010 ASP World Championship tour,” said Scott Daley, Body Glove’s VP of Marketing.
The next stop is Hawaii, where Yeomans looks to continue dominating and maintaining his position in the top 15 for the coming 2010 WCT season.
Congratulations Nate from the whole Body Glove family, you killed it! Can’t wait to see you in Hawaii!
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Founded in 1953, Body Glove is a leading, worldwide water sports brand specializing in wetsuits, swimwear, clothing, footwear, accessories, and technology accessories. The company sponsors one of the most respected surf and wakeboard teams in the industry with such powerhouse names as pro surfers Dusty Payne, Gabe Kling, Mike Losness, Alex Gray and Holly Beck and wake boarders Rusty Malinoski, Bob Soven, Shelby Kantar and Jeff McKee. Through Reef Check, SIMA’s environmental fund, and the Surfrider Foundation, Body Glove works to preserve the purity of the waters it loves. Body Glove products are sold in the U.S. by a network of independent retailers. Body Glove is also sold in approximately 50 countries internationally.