local favoritism? Owen Wright had a ridiculous air reverse, and DeSouza had a really sick floater that outscored Wright making Adriano the winner. I thought it was pretty close, but i would think airs would get awarded higher points for difficulty
Claims are like celebrating after you just ripped the last wave. I find that dumb though because I don't want surfing to turn into football or basketball where they celebrate even when they are losing by a ton. And yes I agree the judging was a little messed up. I think Owen shoulda won that heat with that sick last wave he snagged
Desouza's 8 pointer looked wayyyyyyy overscored. He did 1 floater. They have never scored floaters well on the ASP, all the sudden they are dropping an 8+ for 1 floater? Granted it was a sweet one, and the waves did kinda suck the whole contest.