June 20, 2000 (Laguna Beach, California) – Practically the birthplace of alternative sports, Southern California has become the mecca of the growing action sports industry. Whether it be the geographical blessing, or California’s youthful energy, the fact that you can go from the sand to the slopes in one-and-a-half hours makes The H2O Winter Classic the perfect Southern California lifestyle event.

This annual two-day cross over surf/snow event is scheduled for February 9 ¿11, 2001. For the past nine years, The H2O Winter Classic has brought together top surf and snow professionals, amateurs and industry leaders to what has become known as the industries most premiere events to participate in. With top international surfing and snowboarding athletes traveling to participate in the event, the standards have been set for a quality venue and a fun filled weekend of surf and snow competition.

The Friday surf contest will kick off the event and will continue on thru Saturday at the Huntington Beach Pier in Huntington Beach, CA. Sundays snowboard competition will take place at Mountain High Winter Resort in Wrightwood, CA. The H2O will also incorporate music with the KROQ Concert Stage with Ignite along with a host of other top name bands on the evening following the surfing competition.

Hurley International and DVS Shoe Company will be the presenting sponsors of the H2O Winter Classic. Other sponsors include Mt. High Winter Resort, Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, Fender Guitars, Transworld Media, KROQ and Joyride Snowboards.