Updated: Feb 2023
All competitors must be a member of a surf club affiliated to Surfing England, Welsh Surfing Federation, Scottish Surfing Federation or the Channel Islands.
For age limited divisional entries;
• U16’s and U18’s must be of or under those respective ages before the 1st January of the year of competition.
• Also, Masters (40yrs) and GrandMasters (50yrs) must be over those respective ages before the 1st January of the year of competition.
Judging Criteria : Open & All Other Divisions
The Surfer must perform controlled maneuvers in the critical part of the wave utilizing the entire board and wave using traditional longboard surfing. The Surfer who performs this to the highest degree of difficulty with the most style, flow and grace will receive the highest score for a ride.
Further to the above, the following are key elements for Judges to consider:
- Nose riding and rail surfing
- The critical part of the wave
- Speed and power
It’s important to note that the emphasis of certain elements is contingent upon the location and the conditions on the day, as well as changes in conditions during the day.
For this category surfers must ride board length of 9’0″ or longer. This can be a single fin, tri-fin or twin fin.
To enter any BLU you must be a member of Surfing England or a local surf club for insurance purposes.
The following scale may be used to describe a ride that is scored: 0–1.9 = Poor; 2.0–4.9 = Fair; 5.0–6.4 = Good; 6.5–7.9 = Very Good; 8.0–10.0 = Excellent.
Judging Criteria : Single Fin
- Hang tens
- Hang heels
- Hang fives
- Cross Stepping and Reverse Walks
- Bottom turns
- Lay back cutbacks
- Fade take offs
- Late take offs
- Roundhouse cutbacks
- Drop Knee Cutbacks
- Stall and Trim
- Cover Ups
- Hawaiian Pullout
- On Deck 360’s, Head Stands, Coffins, Beach Step Offs, Back Arches