Keeping an eye on the notice board was critical although it was pretty far away to check it due to the tide! If you had a mate with you to go check these things that would of helped. The BWA made sure someone was on hand by the water to keep us all informed. Luckily the BWA also have the timing lights which no other tour has and you can see them from miles away so that makes competing much easier.
I checked my score sheets after I lost my heat in the single and was slightly bemused at the scoring between mine and the other guy’s jump so I spoke to the judges about that to try and find out what more I needed to do. It is always useful to check out your score sheets and see what they liked and what they scored you well for. You have to sail your best against all the guys in the PRO fleet, you can’t afford to take your foot off the gas. As I said at the start, the conditions we had made it an even playing field for everyone so there weren’t any easy heats. You could easily go a whole heat without managing to find a steep jump ramp or a solid second wave score. In those conditions I think it is better to sail every heat the same and stick with the moves you can do consistently. Unless you manage to nail a high scoring jump and two solid waves at the start then you can take some more risks!