Big Wave World Tour adds the wave height coefficient

February 18, 2014 | Surfing
Mavericks: bigger waves, bigger fears | Photo: Brian Overfelt/Mavericks Invitational

The Big Wave World Tour (BWWT) has underlined that the overall rankings are determined by the event points multiplied by the "Wave Coefficient" of each stage.

The "Wave Coefficient" is an equation in which bigger wave faces deliver more points towards the overall rankings. In the last two events, Punta Galea and Mavericks were agreed at 30 to 36 feet.

The winner of each Big Wave World Tour stage gets the total event points multiplied by that "Wave Coefficient", in order to build the overall score in the rankings.

"We really like the inclusion of the coefficient scoring system in the Big Wave World Tour. It brings to the event a real drive to take on the biggest waves in the world. No risk, no reward. This makes for an exciting final two rounds," says Jason Webb, co-founder of the BWWT.

The coefficient can boost or even reduce the base scale points on the Big Wave World Tour, depending on the determined wave face size of the day.

"Basically the bigger and heavier the waves, the more points you score towards the World Title race and this ensures, that at the end of the season, the guy who most deserves it will win the title," adds Grant "Twiggy" Baker.

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