A comment on Surfer the website blog post.http://www.surfermag.com/blogs/opinion/the-big-fix/
Steve Nug is a complete idiot. What a waste of time.
Professional surfing is doing the best it can and the webcasts are awesome spectacles for competitive surfing fans. Besides Kelly Slater, who does a wonderful job as commentator, we get to listen to Shaun Tomson, Martin Potter, Brad Gerlach, Pete Townend, all literal surfing legends, among many distinguished others, talk you through a heat. Listen carefully Steve Nug. It’s like having a World Champion give you a personal surf lesson every single heat. Brad Gerlach during the 2012 Santa Cruz O’Neill Coldwater Classic was like listening to a mystical surf kung fu master revealing his secrets.
Competitive surfing as a spectator sport is more difficult to decipher than girls gymnastics or synchronized swimming. Who’s to say one top turn is better than another? Yet we must split those hairs every heat, every contest, every year to determine a Champion. The judging is not perfect but the progressive criteria has improved over the years. Last year’s title race was a nail biter to the last heat. I hope the change at the ASP will improve competitive surfing for all to enjoy. Time will tell.