The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP): Stop rigging heats and pushing more famous surfers through heats. Fix the judging because it is very broken.

The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP): Stop rigging heats and pushing more famous surfers through heats. Fix the judging because it is very broken.

    1. Kevin Bellock
    2. Petition by

      Kevin Bellock

      San Diego, CA

For the integrity of our sport. It is turning into a reality telivision show more akin to pro wrestling than a sport. It is clearly rigged, to those of us who are paying attention. Just because a surfer such as Joel Parkinson has more sponsor support does not mean said surfer should recieve higher scores. It is unfair to the other surfers and wildcards in contests. It also does not allow for the cinderella story that we all love so much in sports to ever happen. The WCT in its current form will never be taken seriously and can never be expected to grow. It is clear those in charge are absolutly inept or corrupt and should all be fired. Integrity is vital in sports, and in professional surfing right now there is none.

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    • adriano marques CARLSBAD, CA
      • 3 months ago

      i am sick and tired to see second division wqs young surfers not having a chance to compete against first division wct. to me its a shame to see politics playing games on the sport that I love so much. let the young surfers take on the old school surfers to see if they can handle the load.

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    • ryan gross SAN DIEGO, CA
      • 10 months ago

      I don't think it rigged or corrupt or has anything to do with money. kelly slater is the most popular, powerful surfer and makes more money than any surfer. It comes down to the emotional reaction of the judges and the acting of surfers. getting a clutch wave in the dying minute of a heat and passionately claiming it doesn't deserve extra points. only criteria matters. At perfect pipe you need a BIG WAVE, LATE TAKE OFF, LONG BARREL, COME OUT AFTER THE SPIT! pretty simple. When the judges review their scoring, it will be clear that they BLEW IT!

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    • ryan gross SAN DIEGO, CA
      • 10 months ago

      judges need to focus on the criteria not the emotional aspect. At perfect pipe, micks wave was not a 9.7. everyone agrees

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    • Benjamin Levin OAKLAND, CA
      • 10 months ago

      The best surfing should be rewarded, as opposed to corporate interest

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    • emeric gauthier ST GILLES, RéUNION
      • 10 months ago

      Coz kelly was robbed and it s so representative of the world we live in. Manipulated by money even in sacred practice as surfing. Sad. Wake up and throw your bank notes out. Peace

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