The confusion in knowing who is winning a heat should be a thing of the past for windsurfing fans everywhere with the introduction of live scoring planned for the KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup in Klitmøller. The Professional Windsurfing Association’s judges, some of whom have been used to the pen and paper method for 25 years, have been testing the new system that allows them to input their scores during a heat into a tablet computer and upload them to the internet.
So, when Philip ‘The Kid’ Köster, lands a double forward we will know how perfect the judges thought it was almost instantly and whether it is good enough to beat a Kauli Seadi push loop forward and taka.
Now it's finally here: “It is only fitting that Denmark will be the first place where we have that system up and running being an event that has driven a new generation of live interaction and social media in windsurfing,” Rich Page, the PWA tour manager, said. The PWA will introduce live scoring across all of its disciplines and events but it will make the biggest difference in wave and freestyle.