How do you get on QS surfing?
Any surfer that pays his or her membership of the WSL and their inscription could compete to the QS 1000 and 1500. Once you start making enough points in those events, you can compete in the QS 3000.
How does the WSL QS work?
Unlike the ‘CT, the ‘QS features more events and hundreds more surfers. The events are rated from 10,000 (the amount of ratings points you get if you win) all the way down to 1,000. At least 500 surfers compete on the ‘QS, and each one has aspirations of making the elusive Top 10 to reach the big leagues.
What does the 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.
How is a surf competition judged?
A panel of judges (usually between five to seven) score each surfer’s performance using a scale of one to 10. Performance on the wave is currently based on criteria including degree of difficulty, speed, power, flow, and the combination of major maneuvers performed.
Who qualifies WSL?
Based on end-of-season rankings on the WSL Championship Tour Leaderboard, the top five men and top five women — the WSL Final 5 — will qualify for the Finals. The number one rated male and female surfer will both receive a bid directly into the Title Match, a best-of-three showdown to determine the World Champion.
How do pro surfers make money?
Besides competition earnings, pro surfers make money by signing contracts with various companies to represent their brands. This practice is called sponsorship and unlike a company sponsoring an entire contest, it sponsors individual surfers who have distinguished themselves as among the best.
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 is P1 and P2 in surfing?
Surfers who ride waves in a kneeling or sitting position. Para Surfing Prone 1 PS-P1 Surfers who ride waves in a prone position. Para Surfing Prone 2. PS-P2. Surfers who ride waves in a prone position and need assistance to paddle into waves and while in the water.
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.
What is a seeding round in surfing?
A new competition format was introduced for the 2019 Championship Tour. All 36 surfers take part in the Seeding Round. The top two surfers in each heat advance directly to the Round of 32, while the lowest-placed surfer in each heat enters the Elimination Round.