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Competition Format & Schedule: Stab High Japan Presented By Monster Energy

How will your favorite surfer win the 15k?

features // Jun 10, 2024
Words by Stab
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Stab High Japan, presented by Monster Energy will have 36 pro surfers, 10 Ladybirds (15U females) and 10 Bottle Rockets (15U males).

So, how will whittle down these fields to find our winners? Let’s discuss.

Event format

The world’s best aerialists are split into three divisions:
– Pro (36 surfers)
– Ladybirds (10 girls, 15-and-under)
– Bottle Rockets (10 boys, 15-and-under)

Day 1: Pro Qualifier (36 surfers)
– Six, six-person heats with a “Leaderboard Format”*
– Every surfer gets two right and two lefts
– Every surfer’s top single air counts
– Top 10 surfers advance directly to Semifinals

* Leaderboard format: Surfers compete against the entire field, not just the surfers in their “heat”.

Day 1: Pro Sudden Death Round (26 surfers)
– All previous scores are wiped for the 26 surfers in the Sudden Death round
– Every surfer gets one wave in their preferred direction
– Top two surfers from Sudden Death round advance to semis
– Bottom 24 surfers are eliminated

Day 2: Semifinals — Pro (12 surfers), Ladybirds (10 surfers), and Bottle Rockets (10 surfers)
– Leaderboard format as well
– Pro: Two, six-person heats
– Ladybirds: Two, five-person heats
– Bottle Rockets: Two, five-person heats
– Every surfer gets two rights and two lefts
– Every surfer’s top single air counts
– Top four surfers advance to final

Day 2: Final — Pro (4 surfers), Ladybirds (4 surfers), and Bottle Rockets (4 surfers)
– Every surfer gets three rights and three lefts
– Every surfer gets one bonus wave in their preferred direction
– Top right AND top left count toward a surfer’s total score
– Surfer with the best right and left total wins

Prize Money:

Pro Winner: $15,000
Monster Air: $10,000
Ladybirds: $5,000
Bottle Rockets: $5,000


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