ASP is changing the way surf scores are defined

With a number of enhancements being activated on the ASP World Tour this season, the ASP Judging Criteria has been refined to reflect the progression of the sport.

“It’s paramount that the ASP Judging Criteria evolve to reflect the ever-progressing envelope of high-performance surfing,” Perry Hatchett, ASP Head Judge, said. “The revision of the criteria for 2010 is the result of discussions between our respected panel of judges as well as the world’s best surfers.”

The ASP Judging Criteria for 2010 and beyond is as follows:

Surfers must perform to the ASP Judging Key Concepts to maximize their scoring potential.

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Malia Manuel

Clean one-to-two-foot (0.5 metre) lefts and rights were on offer this morning, prompting event organizers to unleash the world’s best junior surfers on the sandbars North Narrabeen for the commencement of the Billabong ASP World Junior Championships fueled by Monster Energy.

Wiggolly Dantas (BRA), 20, was nearly flawless on his backhand this afternoon the stylish Brazilian dissecting the running Alley righthanders to net several impressive scoring rides en route to acquiring the day’s high heat total of 14.66 out of a possible 20.

“The waves are tough out there but the righthanders are lining up much better than the lefts,” Dantas said. “I have a really good board under my feet and felt really good today.”

Brazilians have claimed four of the past 10 ASP World Junior Titles, and Dantas now leads one of the strongest ASP South American teams in history in North Narrabeen.

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Bethany Hamilton

Small surf in the 1 foot (0.5 metre) range on offer at North Narrabeen has forced event organizers to call a lay day for competition at the Billabong ASP World Junior Championships fueled by Monster Energy.

Yesterday’s Von Zipper Trials, won by Ryan Callinan (AUS), finalized the men’s draw and event organizers will look for a possible event start as soon as tomorrow.

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