Caloundra longboard surfers club

February 2011 newsletter

Next Meeting :- Thur 3rd March @ Sailing Club Short St, Golden Beach

Next Comp Day :- Sunday 27th March

February meeting

A good roll-up of the regular attendees for our first meeting of the year. Held under the stars, a rare clear night in an otherwise very wet summer.

The meeting’s main topics centred round the events calendar for 2011. This task is getting harder each year with the council insisting on a list of dates that have to have their approval. The Caloundra area is extremely popular for weddings and social gatherings, etc. Our original list was submitted with a few dates knocked back, hence some of our dates on the 2011 event calendar might change. Stay tuned – any updates will be emailed out.

Another topic was our risk management plan. We have some work to do to ours to get it up to speed. Surf rescue and a surf rescue board are a couple of items needing attention. The club does have some people qualified in surf rescue but our intention is to have others trained. El Presso Greg is working on that.

Dave Lammin, Club Development Officer for the Sunshine Coast, attended the meeting and spoke on his role with Surfing Qld in helping the development of the clubs.

February Comp

Extremely good numbers arrived at Neill St hoping to strut their stuff in this year’s first event.

Big CMC welcome to new members Dave M (the happy one) and the young crew our El Presso has finally coaxed to join. Luke, Brandon, Tom and the return of Michael has bolstered our junior ranks in a big way.

15 completed heats, the contest director and assistants were happy. The surf ranged from okay, to just okay, to not really okay, but the water was warm and crystal clear. A really nice start to 2011.

Check out the points tables.  A couple of guns have hit the lead.

March is Competition Month

This crowded month makes it difficult to find a suitable date for our comp. The original one,  Sunday 13th, will be changed to Sunday 27th to allow the club to enter a team in the Noosa Festival of Surfing’s Team Challenge.

The 27th does clash with the Malfunction at Kingscliffe but it’s the only one available. Discussion on points for those competing will be sorted out.  Trust us!!!!!!!

The first weekend in March is the annual Agnes Waters comp with a crew from our club attending.

The Noosa Festival of Surfing runs from the 13th-20th. Finals day is the 20th – hopefully some CMC members make it that far.  The standard of surfing from some of the world’s best longboarders in the finals is well checking out.

Flood Donation

The CMC committee has made a direct contribution to the flood appeal. We have sent a $500 cheque to our friends at the Pacifique Surfriders club at Bundaberg. After discussions with their club, a direct donation was deemed to be the best way for their club to distribute the money to the most needy.

Judging Criteria

I added this to last year’s February newsletter. It might help the new members and remind the old members.

Happy reading and happy surfing.

Revised ASP Judging Criteria Unleashed for 2010 at North Narrabeen

COOLANGATTA, Queensland/Australia (Tuesday, January 12, 2010) – With a number of enhancements being activated on the ASP World Tour this season, the ASP Judging Criteria has been refined to reflect the progression of the sport.

“It’s paramount that the ASP Judging Criteria evolve to reflect the ever-progressing envelope of high-performance surfing,” Perry Hatchett, ASP Head Judge, said. “The revision of the criteria for 2010 is the result of discussions between our respected panel of judges as well as the world’s best surfers.”

The ASP Judging Criteria for 2010 and beyond is as follows:

Surfers must perform to the ASP Judging Key Concepts to maximize their scoring potential.

Judges analyze the following major concepts when scoring waves:

– Commitment and Degree of Difficulty

– Innovative and Progressive Maneuvers

– Combination of Major Maneuvers

– Variety of Maneuvers

– Speed, Power and Flow

It is important to note that the emphasis on certain concepts is contingent upon the location and the conditions on the day, as well as changes of conditions during the day.

Scale Utilized:

0.0 – 1.9 = Poor

2.0 – 2.9 = Fair

4.0 – 5.9 = Average

6.0 – 7.9 = Good

8.0 – 10.0 = Excellent

“The last part of the revised ASP Judging Criteria is crucial,” Hatchett said. “Surfers and fans need to understand that certain aspects of surfing score higher depending on the location and the conditions at that location. For example, the same approach to surfing in classic Trestles conditions will not score the same when applied to classic Pipeline conditions – classic Trestles conditions call for more Innovative and Progressive Maneuvers whereas classic Pipeline conditions call for more Commitment and Degree of Difficulty.”

The aforementioned criteria will be applied across the board at ASP World Tour, ASP Women’s World Tour, ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS) and ASP Pro Junior event.

In addition to the refinements being made for the shortboard circuits, the ASP World Longboard Tour will also enjoy the following revised criteria:

Surfers must perform to the ASP Judging Key Concepts to maximize their scoring potential.

Judges analyze the following major concepts when scoring waves:

– Commitment and Degree of Difficulty

– Combination of Traditional and Modern Maneuvers

– Innovative and Progressive Maneuvers

– Combination of Major Maneuvers

– Variety of Maneuvers

– Speed, Power and Flow

Judges will utilize a 75-25% ratio being that surfers will only ever get a maximum of 75% (7.5pts) of the scale for surfing only one aspect of Modern or Traditional, up to an additional 25% (2.5pts) can be added when the two aspects are combined. Incomplete maneuvers will not be rewarded.

It is important to note that the emphasis on certain concepts is contingent upon the location and the conditions on the day, as well as changes of conditions during the day.

Scale Utilized:

0.0 – 1.9 = Poor

2.0 – 2.9 = Fair

4.0 – 5.9 = Average

6.0 – 7.9 = Good

8.0 – 10.0 = Excellent

The revised ASP Longboard Judging Criteria will be applied at ASP World Longboard Tour and ASP Longboard Qualifying Series (LQS) events in 2010 and beyond.

For more information, log on to www.aspworldtour.com

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