CLEAN 3-4 foot waves, light winds, perfect blue sky and a spectacular mountain backdrop all set the stage for the first day of the O'Neill Cold Water Classic South Africa 2010 on July 26, 2010.
It was essentially only the 12-degree water, which reminded the competitors that they were at an O'Neill Cold Water Classic event here on the Cape Peninsula.
The first day of the O'Neill Cold Water Classic South Africa saw the Round of 80 as well as Heat 1 in the round of 64 completed at Noorhoek beach just North of the competition's base at Kommetjie on the Cape Peninsula.
"There's not many events in the world now where you can take a few gazebos and have a choice of about 10 different world-class waves," said O'Neill South Africa Marketing manager Paul Canning.
"The event last year was awesome," said Paul. "We had a great last day at Kalk Bay and we've started off in the same way this year with a perfect first day at the Dunes. It's such a scenic spot to run an event."