Slopestyle in snowboarding is a much better comparison to surfing than a half pipe. You start off and have rails, jumps, and a whole slew of other things to hit and picture if you will a half pipe at the end. This is surfing. Lots of opportunities and an air section at the end. But in the WSL (Chas) we are allowing a surfer to skip all the rails, jumps, and tricks and surf down to the half-pipe and score a 10. I like a good air and sometimes I even squeak out a gasp if one is amazing but to me, it is never more than a 7, at best. Surfing is an entire slopestyle course and getting a 10 on the half-pipe only, is a joke.