Despite some initial reservations about the Wavegarden format, there was a unanimous feeling among the competitors that the perfect two foot waves at Surf Snowdonia were a whole lot of fun.
Red Bull’s pioneering competition format was a refreshing break from the standard 30-minute-best-two-waves heat scheme. The competitors and capacity crowd revelled in the man-on-man duel concept, which saw pairs of surfers go head to head, wave for wave, with a coin toss determining who surfed first. After each surfer took their wave, the best score took the points. Best of five waves won, and once a surfer hit three wins the bout was over and the next pair hit the water immediately.
Check out all of the action from the weekend in the video (courtesy of Westbound TV) above.
If you are interested in giving the Wavegarden a try, you can find out more about Surf Snowdonia here.