Could Drones Revolutionize the Future of Surf Judging?

January 10, 2024

The judging proposal sent by the ISA claims drones could be used as one angle, among others, that the judges could access to score waves. One drone blog caught wind of the ISA’s plan and posted an article that posed the question: “Can drones resolve 2024 Summer Olympics surfing controversy?”

To get some answers to my questions I reached out to experts in the space: one surf judge and two drone pilots that work in the surf industry. I walked away from my conversations thinking that the age of drone judging might not be that far away. The Inertia