Laguna Beach, CA ¿ February 4, 2002 ¿ The 2002 H2O Winter Classic could see its best line-up of athletes, Vipe Desai, announced today that the eventscheduled for February 9th at the Huntington Beach Pier and February 10th at Mountain High Resort, with a prize purse of $15,000 has the followingprofessional athletes scheduled to appear:

Professional Snowboarders—
Brian Iguchi
Brian Richardson
Brian Thien
Carsten Bahnson
Chris Engelsman
Darrel Trinidad
Gabe Taylor
Dave Lee
James Ledford
JD Grimes
John Jackson
John Roth
Kurt Wastell
Matt Hammer
Matt Label
Mikey Leblanc
Mugs McGuiness
Terje Haakonson

Professinal Surfers—
Aaron Astorga
Ben Knight
Chuy Reyna
Jeff Hurley
Josh Sleigh
Kenny Caldwell
Kyle Knox
Markus Stocker
Matt Keenan
Micah Byrne
Mike Lossness
Mike Morrisey
Mike Todd
Ryan Kimmel
Troy Eckert
Wyatt Simmons
Jason Bogle
Mark Moreno

The two-day surfing and snowboarding competition that has become to be knownas the H2O Winter Classic is also getting the industry ready to go too, thisyears addition of a team format has rallied the following companies to puttogether a team:

Teams—
Val Surf
DVS
Transworld
Dragon
Volcom
Active
Hurley
Blackline Enviornments
Clive Bags
Smith
Mt. High
Billabong
Sole Technologies
The Closet

The H2O Winter Classic presents a unique opportunity for professionals,amateurs, and board sports industry leaders to compete in a weekend ofsurfing and snowboarding, each in their own divisions. Since its inception10 years ago, the contest has become a template for the proliferation ofevents that marry boards sports and music in a festival-like atmosphere.

Presented by Hurley and DVS Shoe Company, the 2002 H2O Winter Classic willkick off Thursday, February 7th with a concert at the Galaxy Theatre inSanta Ana featuring Bueno and 30 Seconds to Mars. The surf contest willtake place February 9th at the Huntington Beach Pier in Huntington Beach,CA, and the snowboarding competition will take place February 10th atMountain High Resort in Wrightwood, CA.

A complete event schedule, press information, team information, sponsorlinks, and product giveaways from the event’s sponsors is also avaiableonline at www.H2OWinterClassic.com.

For more information, please visit the 2002 H2O Winter Classic website atwww.H2OWinterClassic.com or contact Vipe Desai at Propaganda Headquarters,Inc. via phone at 949.499.4330, via fax at 501.423.2572, or via email atvipe@propagandahq.net.