Signing to O'Neill part of his Cold Water Classic winnings
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 3 February, 2015 - Santa Cruz - O’Neill announces the signing of professional surfer, Nate Yeomans. In October of 2015 Nate Yeomans won the Coldwater Classic Invitational and took home the “winner take all” grand prize sponsorship from O'Neill consisting of $50,000 to travel the world and compete in the World Qualifying Series in pursuit of making the World Championship Tour.
“I was doing job interviews before I went up to Santa Cruz to compete in the Coldwater Classic, trying to figure out my future. Now I have this opportunity from O’Neill, to chase my dreams of making it back on tour.” Said Yeomans.
“Nate is a great addition to Team O’Neill. His amazing surfing and good vibes are things that we look for in our athletes. ” Said Shane Skelton Marketing and Team Manager for O’Neill.
Nate has come into the 2014/15-winter season with wind in his sails. After his win in Santa Cruz, his wife gave birth to his second child. This life-changing event has given Nate a boost of confidence and motivation to do well in the 2015 QS season.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Nate to Team O’Neill. He’s an amazing surfer, a consummate professional and incredible ambassador for the sport and O’Neill” Said Brian Kilpatrick, VP of Marketing Communications.
2015 is going to be busy for Nate. He will be competing in all of the ASP Prime events as well as some select ASP star events. During his travels O’Neill will be producing a documentary style video that follows the long hard WQS road and his interaction with Team O’Neill. The first teaser of this video will be available in April.
“I’m really looking forward to competing in 2015 without financial stress. I am just going to put my head down and give it my best.” Said Yeomans when asked about his 2015 plans.