Heats will start at 7AM (barring weather delays)
Judges/Scoring: The subjective judging system will be used (0-10 points using .1 integrals).
A surfer must perform radical controlled maneuvers in the critical sections of a wave with Speed, Power and Flow to maximize scoring potential. Innovative/ Progressive surfing as well as Variety of Repertoire (maneuvers) will be taken into account when rewarding points for waves ridden. The surfer who executes these criteria with the maximum Degree of Difficulty and Commitment on the waves shall be rewarded with the higher scores.
Best two wave scores combined, highest combined total score determines heat winner.
All heats will be twenty minutes, twenty minute heats allow for a maximum of 12 waves to be ridden.
Heat structure will be double elimination giving each surfer a second chance to advance. Cash and prizes structured for top three competitors in each division with the exception of any expression session heats
1st Place $1,000
2nd Place $500
3rd Place $200