2018 Spring Class entry is here


2015 Results ..................2015_SOUTHSIDE_CLASSIC_FINAL_RESULTS.pdf

2014 Results ..spring_classic_finals_results_2014.pdf 

2014 Spring Classic Photos Tim Vanderlaan click here ............. spring_classic_2014.doc



    • The board length is minimum 9 feet measured from the nose to the tail on the deck of the surfboard. The width dimensions are to be a total minimum 47 inches in aggregate. This is the total of the widest point, plus the width 12 inches up from the tail and 12 inches back from the nose.
    • The board will have a single central fin that may be permanently fixed or attached via a fin box. There must be no provision for any other fin configuration
    • The rails of the surfboard will be 50/50 or 60/40 from nose to tail.
    • The board will have no resin edge from rail to tail. 
    • The fin will be at least 8 inches from its mounted base to the highest point
    • The board will weigh a minimum of eight kilograms.
    •  No leg rope but at Contest director's discretion


    Standard logging criteria:

    "The surfer must execute traditional manoeuvre’s with continual motion, style and grace in the most critical sections of the wave. The surfer must display uninterrupted flow with control of the surfboard with emphasis on creativity, form with smoothness and the linking of manoeuvre’s over the entire ride. The degree of commitment to the key aspects of these criteria will determine the scoring outcome.”

    The following are possible manoeuvres to be considered:

    •    Nose rides – touch 5 and 10's and extended 5's and 10's

    •    Cheater 5 nose rides

    •    Cross Stepping and Reverse Walks

    •    Bottom turns

    •    Lay back cutbacks

    •    Fade take offs

    •    Late take offs

    •    Roundhouse cutbacks

    •    Cutbacks

    •    Drop Knee Cutbacks

    •    Stall and Trim

    •    Barrels

    •    Cover Ups

    •    Forward and Reverse Flick outs   

    •    On Deck 360's, Beach Step Offs, Back Arches, Side slides


    (Normal) Judging Criteria

    Judges analyze the following major elements when scoring waves:

       Commitment and degree of difficulty

       Innovative and progressive maneuvers

       Combination of major maneuvers

       Variety of maneuvers

       Speed, power and flow

       The emphasis on certain elements is contingent upon location and conditions on the day, as well as changing conditions during the day.

    Scale Utilised

    [0.0 – 1.9: Poor] [2.0 – 3.9: Fair] [4.0 – 5.9: Average] [6.0 – 7.9: Good] [8.0 – 10.0: Excellent]