The Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, that kicks off Saturday, Jul 29, draws some of a best surfers in a universe to Huntington Beach. More than 200 surfers will contest in a men’s, women’s and youth groups with a winner’s rite on Aug. 6.
During a competition, judges will investigate a following vital elements when scoring waves: joining and grade of difficulty, innovative and on-going maneuvers, a multiple of vital maneuvers, accumulation of maneuvers, speed, energy and flow.
Here are 4 moves on that surfers will be judged as they compete.
1. Bottom turn
A banking spin off a bottom of a wave, used to beget straight movement and speed.
2. Tube ride
When a surfer disappears behind a screen of a violation wave. A purify entrance and exit, abyss and length of time in a tube are all measures of a grade of difficulty.
A tip spin where a supplement re-enters a call face after contacting a mouth or violation white water.
Major re-entry maneuvers that are projected past a mouth line with or but revolution in a air.