As a judge who has watched every heat of every event, I'd like to share a few of the best tips from this Boardseeker article by Ben Proffitt:
Ben offers 11 tips in all. Read the entire article, Checklist of Champions
- Take bigger kit than you would when freesailing. You need to be able to get upwind, plane and get height in your jumps so you don’t want to be underpowered!
- Position yourself in front of the judges. It’s amazing how much better things look to a judge when it’s closer up!
- Fill your score-sheet quickly and then build up from there. It’s no good doing ride after ride if you’re lacking a jump.
These are the judges' scoring guidelines which show the point range for wave rides and the different moves (click image to enlarge).