Once you get to watching contests and getting a feel for how the judges judge surfing there is a lot of style and talent going into. and ability is a huuuuge factor. I feel its the same with skiing, to many people all they seem is double after double all looking the same. I still cant tell much difference between all the different variation of flipping and spinning.
But in reality they are two different to say one is overall better than the other. Surfing taught me a lot patience and how to wait for the right wave and sets to roll through. While with skiing I just ski as hard and as fast as a can.
I'm just going to beat it all day long for months on end.-Aidan_G