In November of 2013 Torrey won the Coldwater Classic Invitational and took home the “winner take all” grand prize, which was a 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.
In November of 2013 Torrey won the Coldwater Classic Invitational and took home the “winner take all” grand prize, which was a 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. This is Chapter 2 of his quest, surfing at home during the Hawaiian leg of the tour.
After winning the O'Neill Coldwater Classic Torrey Meister has been grinding out the WQS (World Qualifying Series) of the ASP Tour in pursuit of gaining enough points to make the ASP WCT (World Championship Tour). He recently traveled to the East Coast of Australia to compete in two ASP 6 Star events. Unfortunately he did not get the results that he was looking for in Australia, but he made the most of his trip, by meeting up with a fellow O'Neill Team Rider, Soli Baily. They toured the Sydney area filming and free-surfing, to prepare for the rest of the year.
Torrey Meister's win at the O'Neill Coldwater Classic in November of 2013 not only provided him with $50k to travel to compete in the WQS, it also provided a full O'Neill sponsorship. As a sponsored O'Neill surfer, Torrey got the invite to go on a 3 week O'Neill road trip from Santa Cruz to Canada with team mates Cory Lopez, Timmy Reyes and Brett Barley to test and shoot the latest and greatest wetsuits. On this photo/video trip, the boys scored amazing waves and went to some of the most beautiful places on the planet. Be on the look out for Chapter 5 of the Torrey Meister saga in July.
For Torrey Meister, Winning the 2013 O’Neill Coldwater Classic, not only provided him with an O’Neill sponsorship and $50k to travel the world to surf the WQS. He also received an underlying prize provided by Mulcoy Travel and the Las Palmeras Surf Camp. This prize was a free stay and guided tour to Salina Cruz to train in-between contests, test O’Neill product and film Chapter 5 of the 2014 Torrey Meister video series.
With the local knowledge of the Las Palmeras Surf Camp owner David Ramirez and fellow pro surfer/surf guide, Josh Mulcoy, both Torrey Meister and O’Neill teammate Colt Ward, scored amazing surf for 5 days straight. In this time both Torrey and Colt surfed a minimum of 8 hours a day, testing O’Neill sun protective products, boardshorts and dialing in their equipment for upcoming contests. Torrey Meister | Chapter 5 | Las Palmeras will give you a taste of how good a surf trip can be.
The Torrey Meister series has documented the saga of his post O’Neill Coldwater Classic victory in 2013. So far it has shown both the triumph and defeat of chasing the after the dream of qualifying for the World Championship Tour (WCT). It has also shown some of the other great perks of surfing for Team O’Neill. Please take a look at previous chapters at oneill.com/wetsuits/videos.html.