Miguel Pupo has won the O'Neill Cold Water Classic Santa Cruz as well as the O'Neill Cold Water Classic Series 2011, walking away with a total of $90,000 prize money at this ASP Prime Event.
"I didn't even realise that I was in to win $50,000 for the CWC Series win until I got into the semi final," said Miguel Pupo. "I can't believe that just happened right now. I am feeling so great," he said.
With Steamer Lane not breaking properly, the final day of competition took place under bright sunshine at the beach break of Waddell Creek. "I've been surfing a beach break my whole life so I know how to surf these waves," said Miguel. "It was perfect for me it moved to here. The story could be different if they moved to the Lane. I am lucky to come down here."
In the backyard of O'Neill it's a shame that this event was plagued by terrible swell, only for the World Tour, currently mainlining storms, to get a blast of raw NPAC juice a few days later just around the corner.
© Cory Hansen