After three consecutive days of incredible waves and world-class action, the REEF Hawaiian Pro is being called the greatest ASP Qualifying Series Prime-rated event ever witnessed for the quality of waves and level of surfing. Looking at today alone, of the 142 waves that were counted in final score lines, 113 - or 80 per cent - scored in the good-to-excellent range. Of the 18 heats surfed today, 13 of them included total scores in the excellent range (heat totals of 16.20 points out of 20, or higher).
ASP Head Judge Richie Porta, who has worked on the World Tour for 19 years, said: "This has been an amazing event of surfing and the 4-man priority system has only enhanced the spectator experience. On top of incredible surf, we've basically eliminated hassling amongst competitors that previously would have seen them pushing each other out of position in the hunt for scores. Now we're seeing surfers relaxed in the lineup, in perfect position for the waves when they come, and riding the best waves on offer. It's a win-win."