# How do you score surfing?

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## 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.

## What do the numbers mean in surfing?

The wave scoring is done with five quality levels in mind: 0-1.9 (Poor), 2-3.9 (Fair), 4-5.9 (Average), 6-7.9 (Good), 8–10 (Excellent). The judges analyze the following major elements when they are evaluating a surfer’s wave: 1. Commitment and degree of difficulty. 2.

## What do surfers call each other?

Dude/Dudette

A fellow surfer; friend; companion. If you’ve caught a wave with a board, standing, kneeling or body then you’re one.

## 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 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.

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## Why do surfers touch the wave?

Just the action of touching the water will force you to get lower to your surfboard and maintain a low centre of gravity. It will also make you turn harder and faster which will send you back towards the lip of the wave on a more vertical trajectory and give your surfing a more dynamic look.

## What do surfing judges look for?

Speed, power, and flow

The judges will be looking at how fast the surfer is going on a wave, but also how quickly they are adapting to the speed of the wave. Judges will look if athletes are surfing with proper speed to achieve critical manoeuvres.

## 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.