TEAHUPO’O, Taiarapu/French Polynesia (Tuesday, August 23, 2011) – The job of an ASP judge is far from an easy task. While the judges break down each ride with a fine-toothed comb throughout a contest, their decisions are often subject to criticism from passionate enthusiasts. With the Billabong Pro Tahiti awaiting a colossal swell, Surfline.com caught up with Pritamo Ahrendt, the Head Judge of the Billabong Pro Tahiti judging panel, to get his insight on how the ASP Judges break down rides at Teahupoo from inside the tower. This… is their story…
Just before 7am on the third lay day of this event, with a big decisive swell on the way, event head judge Pritamo Ahrendt is sitting on the deck of one of Billabong’s control center houses, facing directly out to the break. The call’s just been made to pull back; the surf’s a lazy four-feet-plus and a weird little onshore wind has left a bump on the surface overnight.
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