2016 World Wake Surfing Championship Event Format
Venue: Mills Pond Park, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Rules: The most current version of the CWSA Wake Surfing Competition Summary Guidelines will be used for this event, available at this link: http://thecwsa.org/content/wake-surfing-competition-summary-guidelines
It is the responsibility of each athlete to be familiar with, and comply with the rules.
Course Length: Approximately 45 seconds at 11 mph, +/- 726 ft. or 221 m.
Competition Run: Each athlete’s competition run shall consist of 2 passes of the course length.
Number of Falls: A maximum of 2 falls per pass – One boat pickup on each pass.
Seeding: All divisions will be seeded by each athlete’s rank order in the division as published on the CWSA World Ranking List as of September 14, 2016. Seeding designation on the published running order is the relative WRS rank of the athletes in that division AT THIS EVENT.
Heats: For those divisions with heats, the first round of heats (whether the first round is a Quarter Final or a Semi-Final) will be ‘circle/alternate’ seeded by the relative WRL rank of the athletes in that division AT THIS EVENT.
For all divisions with heats, the Semi-Final and Final will be re-seeded based on the finish order of the athletes advancing from the Quarter-Final, or Semi-Final, as the case may be.
The number of athletes to be advanced from Quarter-Final heats to Semi-Final heats, or to Finals, shall be set forth in the Event’s Rider Running Order.
For Pro Semi-Finals, the winner of the last heat in the Quarter-Final shall be considered the number 1 seed, the winner of the 2nd to last heat shall be considered the number 2 seed, and if applicable, the winner of the 1st heat shall be considered the number 3 seed. Seeds 4, 5, 6, etc. shall follow the same pattern. From those Quarter-Final rankings, the Semi-Final shall be circle/alternate seeded.
All Finals shall be a single heat for each division, and shall be seeded in Semi-Final finish rank order, as above.
Divisions with Finals Only: Divisions with Finals only shall be seeded by the relative WRL rank of the athletes in that division AT THIS EVENT, from lowest ranked athlete to highest ranked athlete.
Closed Course: Athletes are reminded that Mills Pond is a closed course, such that the tow boat must stop after passing the end buoy. Please note that it is the athlete’s responsibility to be aware that the boat will power down after the end buoy. Please take care to not intentionally, or accidentally, run into the stern of the boat, most especially when performing linked tricks or combos begun before the end buoy. Intentional contact with the tow boat once the competition pass has begun will result in disqualification. Please follow the instructions of the judges in the boat after you pass the end buoy.
Rider Running Order: The order of the competition event, and the estimated time each athlete will compete, is set forth in the Rider Running order. This is subject to change, and the times are APPROXIMATE. It is to be used for estimations only. It is the responsibility of each competitor to monitor event progression and to be on the starting dock, ready to compete 15 minutes prior to his/her respective turn.
This event is the largest wake surfing event in history, with over 160 athletes participating. In order so that every competitor may have the opportunity to compete this event must stay on its timeline. There can be no delays caused by the failure of any athlete to be ready when it is their turn.
Therefore, you must be available and ready to compete when it is your turn, otherwise you will be disqualified. There will be NO exceptions.
Communication with Judges after Your Competition Run: You may discuss your competition run with the judges in your division, but only after your division results have been posted, and the protest period has expired. If a protest is filed, you may not discuss your competition run with the judges in your division until the protest has been decided. All communication with judges at all times should be civil and courteous.
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