Ok, it’s time to take another step to qualify for Worlds!
We all know our lives have been disrupted these past few months, enough is enough! Its time to adjust and move the boat forward in a positive direction that includes having fun, developing your skills, qualifying for Worlds, and showing the planet what you can do on your board. Let’s get this season going!
What do I need to do to qualify for Worlds?
The World Wake Surfing Championship qualification criteria are posted here.
Two things are needed to be invited to compete at Worlds: event attendance, and a top rank.
Let’s talk about event attendance.
If you are a Pro, you must attend three (3) ‘World Series of Wake Surfing’ events to qualify to receive an invitation to compete at Worlds. Those ‘World Series of Wake Surfing’ events are Gold and Platinum.
If you are a Junior, Amateur, Masters or Outlaw athlete, you must attend two (2) ‘World Series of Wake Surfing’ events to qualify to receive an invitation to compete at Worlds.
Several live World Series of Wake Surfing events are still on the CWSA calendar, and a few more may be added in the coming weeks, but we realize competition opportunities are becoming limited because, well, its 2020.
So here we go, the CWSA announces the 2020 Online WRS Series Event #2, a Gold Level World Series of Wake Surfing event.
Here are the details:
This is a Gold Level World Series of Wake Surfing Event.
This Gold Level event qualifies for WRS points and ranking.
This Gold Level event is considered a “World Series of Wake Surfing” event for the purposes of World Wake Surfing Championship qualification criteria.
Once you have registered for this event, you can find the link to upload your video in the ‘My Event Registrations’ tab in your athlete profile.
The competition run for this event will consist of a single 45 second pass. Please carefully review the rules for this event below and look at the video submission format examples to make sure your video submission is not disqualified.
Video submission deadline July 6, 2020 at 23:00 pm EDT
Video submission cannot have previously been posted on any social media platform
Current – Video must be taken between June 16 at 00:01 EDT and July 6 at 23:00 EDT
Video format – 1080p, shot in landscape orientation. Raw video, no edits except to append a video or still placard at the beginning of the video or before the rope drop, video speed must be 1:1. No logos or advertising.
If your run video submission is not in landscape orientation, you may be disqualified.
A video or still photo including a placard with athlete’s name, division, and date of video creation must appear at the beginning of the video.
The placard must be legible, written in English, and use the following date format: MM/DD/YYYY.
The placard may be handwritten or digital.
The video or still photo must also show the athlete’s full board including fin(s), and the athlete’s face must be visible.
It is also acceptable to submit the placard still photo or short placard video as a separate file.
See video submission format examples on the event page.
PFD required, and must be visible to the judging team.
No drop ins, tow ins or deck starts.
Video must show rope drop behind the competition boat.
Athlete’s face must be visible in the video.
Care should be taken when filming your video that you do not film into the sun, this may result in your face not being visible in your video. Filming into the sun also makes for a very poor-quality video.
If a mask is required to be worn during wakesurfing in your national, regional or local jurisdiction due to COVID-19 that will NOT result in a disqualification.
* See video submission format examples on the event page to avoid being disqualified *
* Submit competition run videos in LANDSCAPE orientation only!*
* If you do not understand what ‘landscape’ means, send us an email*
Multiple videos may be submitted, however, the last submitted video will be the only submission judged.
Running order will be posted July 10, 2020.
All videos will be posted on the CWSA YouTube channel by July 17.
Results will be announced July 19, 2020.
WRS points awarded for all CWSA members based on a Gold level event.
Pro cash purse: $10,000 total.
For non-Pro skill levels, podium and other prizes to be determined and depend on the total number of entries.
Entries will be limited and will be first come first serve.
Juniors (Combined) – 24 for this combined division.
Amateurs (Male Skim, Male Surf, Female Skim, Female Surf) – 24 per division.
Masters (Male Skim, Male Surf, Female Skim, Female Surf) – 18 per division.
Outlaws (Male Skim, Male Surf, Female Skim, Female Surf) – 24 per division.
Pros (Male Skim, Male Surf, Female Skim, Female Surf) – 18 per division.
Juniors, Amateur, Masters $100 per division.
Outlaws $125 per division.
Pros $150 per division.
Dual entry permitted.
Run will be judged starting with the first maneuver after dropping the rope and will end after 45 seconds, or upon gaining control of last maneuver started within the 45 second time frame and within a reasonable amount of time (5 seconds).
No profanity, profane or sexual gestures, no nudity, and no alcoholic beverages in the video.
Equipment (board) must comply with CWSA Competition Guidelines for the division for which the video is submitted.
All provisions of the CWSA Competition Guidelines 2020 v.3.0 shall apply, with the following modifications for this event only:
Part 5.1 – Course Layout, Part 5.3 Falls: Single 45 second pass, without a buoy, a fall ends the run if it occurs prior to the 45 second mark.
Part 5.4 transfers shall be permitted.
Part 9.1.2 shall not apply.
Part 9.1.3 b., c. and g. shall not apply.
Part 9.2 shall not apply.
Part 9.3 shall not apply.
Part 10.6 Run shall begin starting with the first maneuver after dropping the rope and will end after 45 seconds, or upon gaining control of last maneuver started within the 45 second time frame and within a reasonable amount of time (5 seconds).
Part 11 shall not apply.
Part 12.6 Table 12.6(B) Ship to shore feed requirement shall not apply.
By submitting your video media and entering this contest, you warrant and agree that you are the owner of the video, that you have authority to submit the video material, that you are the individual depicted in the video, and that you irrevocably grant to the Competitive Wake Surf Association, Inc. (CWSA) the non-exclusive right to use the video media, in whole or in part, and the right to use your name and likeness for commercial purposes of promoting the CWSA and/or this CWSA sanctioned online contest, by broadcast, news reporting, and other promotion using internet based social media and other internet and broadcast media outlets. This right to use the video media shall NOT terminate and the CWSA may continue to use the video media submitted, including your likeness and name, in perpetuity. If you are less than 18 years of age, you affirm that your parent or guardian consents and agrees to submission of the video media and all terms and conditions of this paragraph.
Now, let’s talk about the second criteria to qualify for an invitation to Worlds: your ranking.
Your ranking is based on your current score, so you must compete to attain a higher score, and thereby a higher ranking.
WRS points are awarded to all Divisions based on your finish order.
For Juniors, Amateurs and Masters, and Outlaws* your current WRS score and rank is the average of your top 3 score values during the competition season, which may include your 2020 PBP.
For Pros, the current score and rank is the average of your top 4 score values during the competition season, which may include your 2020 PBP.
Your WRS rank is one of the keys to qualifying for an invitation to the 2020 World Wake Surfing Championship.
If you have less than 3 results, or if you are a Pro and have less than 4 results to be averaged, it is very unlikely that you will rank in the top of the division.
To assure you have the best chance to qualify, enter and compete in the number of events, live or online, necessary to have the full number of results to be averaged. For further clarification, please see Part 12 of the Rules.
Registration for the 2020 Online WRS Series Event #2 will open on June 16, 2020 at 23:30 EDT.
Going forward this season the CWSA will continue to closely monitor developments and inform you as relevant information becomes available, both for live events and any subsequent Online WRS Series events, as necessary to assure that every athlete in every skill level in every country has sufficient number of competitive opportunities to meet the qualifying criteria to be invited to the one and only 2020 World Wake Surfing Championship.
Stay tuned for important announcements about the 2020 Online WRS Series of events next week.
If you haven’t already, check out our website and our Facebook page and let us know which events you plan on attending this season!
Reminder: You must be a current CWSA Athlete to compete in our events. If you haven’t already, head over to our website and upgrade your membership for the 2020 season.
We look forward to a great rest of the season, and the most innovate and competitive 2020 World Wake Surfing Championship ever!
The CWSA Team
*Our last email erroneously stated Outlaw current score and rank is based on the top 4 results average. See Rules 12.5.b. and 12.5.c. Our apology for this error.