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How Surf Competitions are Judged

How Surf Competitions are Judged

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Every year the WSL holds championship and qualifying events throughout the calender to decide the best male and female surfers, but you're not sure how surf competitions are judged. As for the heats themselves, how exactly do the judges go about scoring the surfers? Read on to find out how it all works.   Rounds of Heats Each competition is based on elimination rounds where several heats are played. Each heat is played with either 2 or 3 surfers depending on the round. The structure generally goes: Round 1: 12 heats of 3 surfers. The winner moves to round 3...

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Red Bull Cape Fear - Sydney

Red Bull Cape Fear - Sydney

This weekend Sydney and major parts of the south eastern coast of Australia was hit by a massive storm. With it came springs tides and swells that were good enough to have the Red Bull Cape Fear competition take place. Set in Sydney’s own Botany Bay the competition only happens when the swell is high enough, which was not the case for all of last year. Forecasts looking this good for the first time in 15 years made sixteen of the biggest names in surfing pack their bags and head down to Cape fear in Botany Bay for two days...

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