How do surfers get scored?

What is a 10 in surfing?

To hang ten, you have to perfectly balance your surfboard — usually a heavy longboard — so that the back of the board is covered by the wave. Doing so allows the rider to walk all the way to the front of the board and hang all ten toes over the front of the board.

Do surfers ever hit each other?

Considering the ever increasing crowds of surfers at popular surf spots each year, surfers running into each other is a relatively rare occurrence. … Surfers paddle out in the broken section of a wave being ridden. Surfers avoid dropping in on each other (right of way rules).

What does P mean in surfing?

Priority. The surfer with priority has the unconditional right of way to catch any wave they choose. Other surfers in the heat can paddle for, and catch, the same wave, but only if they do not hinder the scoring potential of a surfer with priority.

Do pro surfers get drug tested?

Drug testing is now an integral part of the professional league. Dig around a little on the WSL website and you will find a 40 page anti-doping policy and earlier this year former WCT surfer Raoni Monteiro received a 20-month ban for testing positive to a performance enhancing drug.

What does the yellow jersey mean in surfing?

Deputy Commissioner Jessi Miley-Dyer explains why both Stephanie Gilmore and Sally Fitzgibbons are in yellow — the jersey color reserved for the Jeep rankings leader — at the women’s Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.

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