Judges will analyse the following major elements when scoring rides.
(a) The long board surfer must perform controlled traditional manoeuvres with the highest degree of difficulty in the most critical sections of the wave to gain the highest score.
(b) Judges will reward the performance with reference to style and flow, visual appeal, commitment, variety of manoeuvres and use of the entire board, speed and power.
(c) Nose riding, trimming and footwork will be important elements in the Judges decision- making.