Sunday, November 1, 2009

Peter Devries wins O'neill Cold Water Classic

Local Canadian wildcard Peter Devries won the O'neill Cold Water Classic Canada in an energy fuelled final-both in the water and out-against World Tour surfer Jay Thompson in what was a fairytale ending to a week on the wild edges of Canada in Tofino, BC. It was a story that could almost have been a Hollywood script. Pete started the week as one of the Canadian wildcards in this 6 star ASP WQS competition. Thousands of people lined the beach to support Pete-as well as the rest of the surfers-for the final day of this competition-the first professional surf contest in Canada. After being carried up the beach to the award ceremony by hoards of friends and supporters, Pete now walks away with $20,000 and the trophy of a hand-carved paddle.

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