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Today’s forecast for this weekend looks bad, so after a torturous week of changing forecasts we have made the decision to postpone the State Wave Titles to the 17 November 2019.
Unfortunately, at this stage the long range forecast for next weekend is not great with light wind the current prediction. Our aim is to run a challenging, fair and fun competition so will make another call as early as possible next week as the forecast firms up. ... See MoreSee Less
WA & Cabrinha WA State Wave Titles
Preliminary notice – Sunday
Today’s forecast for this weekend looks interesting to say the least. A trough on the coast and 37 degrees on Saturday, and an expectation that the trough will move inland, bringing NW winds for Sunday. The forecasted low also brings swell to 2m with a 16-17 second period for Sunday.
So the event will likely be on the Sunday 11 November. We will make a final call based on the forecast on Thursday night. Fingers crossed.
Remember that spaces are limited and you must register online before the event - we won't be taking extra registrations on the day. The competition format, heat draw and heat times will be finalised on Friday night. To compete you need to be a current KWA member, so get your membership now if you haven't already.
Here’s some information on the comp format, judging guidelines and other matters to help you prepare.
Divisions are amateurs, juniors, womens, open, masters, legends. Divisions are consistent with Surfing Australia divisions. We have trophies for winners in all divisions and Cabrinha have donated prizes.
It looks like being a one day event - comp format and heat sizes depend on number of competitors and the hours of wind forecasted for each day. We will finalise start times on Thursday based on the forecast – it will be as early as is possible.
The final comp format, heat draw and heat times will be available at the beach on the day. We aim to give competitors as many chances to compete and progress as possible for the conditions on the day.
The judges will be instructed to score heats as follows:
A surfer must perform radical controlled manoeuvres in the most critical sections of a wave with power, speed and flow to maximise scoring potential. Innovative and progressive surfing as well as a variety of repertoire (manoeuvres) will be taken into consideration when rewarding points for waves ridden.
The surfer who executes this criteria with the maximum degree of difficulty and commitment on the waves shall be rewarded with the higher scores.
0.1 to 1.9
2.0 to 3.9
4.0 to 5.9
6.0 to 7.9
8.0 to 10.0
To facilitate this, surfers will be judged on their 2 best scoring waves. This allows riders to lock in two solid scoring waves, then attempt high risk manoeuvres in the time remaining in the heat.
In practice, judges will be looking for high performance surfing. They will be looking for big moves in the best part of the wave, rather than a consistent effort on a wave and through the heat. As a guide – look to the best guys in the latest magazines and movies – if you can do what they do – you will score highest.
The amateur division is about getting onboard and competing, its a great division for a range of reasons. The judges are still looking for someone trying to surf the wave- being in the pocket, how many turns you can do, how vert you can get. But it doesn't matter how you get there - twin tip or a surfboard, strapped or unstrapped, hooked or unhooked - what matters is giving it a go and having some fun - that's the judging criteria.
Right of way
A surfer deemed to have the initial inside position on a wave has unconditional right of way for the entire duration of that ride. Any surfer that catches the same wave as the rider with right of way may pull off without penalty. To incur an interference penalty a rider must “hinder the scoring potential” of the surfer with right of way. Remember, “hindering the scoring potential” includes on the way out.
The comp is at Brighton Beach. We will choose the exact location on the day, looking for the best banks for the conditions. Look for the KWA & Cabrinha tents and flags.
That’s all for now, so get your entries in and lets hope the forecast hangs in there. ... See MoreSee Less
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Hopefully this rain goes away and the wind stays for the State Waves next weekend! We’ll keep you updated with the forecast as the week goes on 🙂
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