Big Wave Updates
Xpreshon Big Wave World Tour Breaks Down the Coefficient Factor
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 17 February, 2014 - With the Xpreshon Big Wave World Tour heading toward the final events, it's worth highlighting the Wave Coefficient on ranking points that exists.
The Coefficient can boost or even reduce the base scale points on the Xpreshon Big Wave World Tour, depending on the determined wave face size of the day.
Here's how it works:
Ranking Points are adjusted by the "Wave Coefficient" into the Total Event Points.
Total Event Points = Ranking Points x Wave coefficient
The last two events, Punta Galea and Mavericks were agreed at 30 to 36 feet.
Current Ratings leader Grant "Twiggy" Baker gives a first hand explanation of coefficient factor and its benefits.
"The coefficient factor is a great tool used by the XBWWT to even out the event points based on the size and intensity of the surf. Basically the bigger and heavier the waves, the more points you score towards the World Title race and this ensures, that at the end of the season, the guy who most deserves it will win the title." - Grant "Twiggy" Baker
Jason Webb co-founder of Xpreshon also added. "We really like the inclusion of the coefficient scoring system in the Xpreshon Big Wave World Tour. It brings to the event a real drive to take on the biggest waves in the world. No risk, no reward. This makes for an exciting final 2 rounds".
1 Grant Baker South Africa 2000.00
2 Ken Collins USA 1059.38
3 Nic Lamb USA 905.00
4 Shane Dorian Hawaii 810.00
5 Ryan Augenstein USA 630.00
6 Greg Long USA 629.38
6 Ramon Navarro Chile 629.38
8 Tyler Fox USA 540.00
8 Adur Letamendia Basque Country 540.00
10 Jamie Mitchell Australia 429.38
11 Natxo Gonzalez Basque Country 379.38
11 Zach Wormhoudt USA 379.38
13 David Bustamante Basque Country 360.00
13 Anthony Tashnick USA 360.00
15 Kohl Christensen Hawaii 329.38
15 Alex Martins Brasil 329.38
15 Pete Mel USA 329.38
18 Mark Healey Hawaii 299.38
18 Aaron Ungerleider Hawaii 299.38
20 Grant Washburn USA 295.00
Full rankings list can be found here