In these crazy days of cancellations and postponements, the CWSA is proud to let the world know that the Centurion Boats 2020 World Wake Surfing Championship will be held this year!
Worlds venue 2020: Marine Creek Lake, Ft Worth, Texas
Find more details about Worlds on the event page on the CWSA website.
World Wake Surfing Championship
Not only will Worlds be held, but each athlete in each country at every skill level has a path to earn an invitation to the most prestigious event in the sport of wakesurfing through a combination of live and online events.
Our Upcoming Live Events to Date:
10,000 Lakes (GOLD) – Minnesota USA 8/1/20
SurfMN (GOLD) – Minnesota USA 8/14 to 8/16/2020
Mid-Atlantic Tour Stop #2 (SILVER) – North Carolina 8/29/2020
Tiraspol, Moldova (BRONZE) – currently postponed but expected in late August, if conditions permit
Centurion Japan Open (GOLD) – Lake Biwa 8/9/20
Our Online Events to Date:
Online WRS Series Event #3 (GOLD) – registration is open with the deadline being July 20th.
Online WRS Series Event #4 (GOLD) – registration will be open July 21st – August 10.
2020 CWSA North American Wake Surfing Championship – ONLINE EDITION (North and South American nationality athletes only) (SILVER) – registration will be open August 11th – August 31st.
2020 CWSA European Wake Surfing Championship – ONLINE EDITION (European & African nationality athletes only) (SILVER) – registration will be open August 11th – August 31st.
2020 CWSA Asian Wake Surfing Championship – ONLINE EDITION (Asian & Oceania nationality athletes only) (SILVER) – registration will be open August 11th – August 31st.
Take advantage of the opportunity to qualify, either at one of the live events, or register now for Online WRS Series Event #3.
Travel restrictions and the World Wake Surfing Championship
The CWSA and Centurion Boats are both committed to the safety of our athletes, staff, spectators and family members.
At this time, it is extremely unlikely that athletes will be allowed to travel to Fort Worth, Texas from outside of the United States, or if permitted, may be subject to a two week quarantine period when returning to their country of origin.
The CWSA and Centurion Boats are both committed to the World Wake Surfing Championship being a true ‘World’ event.
The CWSA and Centurion Boats are both committed to a level playing field for all athletes at all skill levels in every country to have a fair opportunity to qualify and compete at the original, one and only Centurion Boats World Wake Surfing Championship.
While this competitive year is a challenge, the CWSA and Centurion Boats both continue the tradition of innovation.
Just like the innovation that Centurion Boats first exhibited over a quarter century ago by its singlehanded development of the sport of wakesurfing that we are all are so passionate about.
Even though we cannot be together for Worlds at a single event venue, we can be together, and compete against each other in this innovative hybrid video and live competition format.
Here’s how it will work.
Each qualifying region will have an Event venue module.
CWSA Head Judge at each venue module
Head judge responsibilities include
making sure that competition run length is identical between venue modules
falls are properly counted for each competition run
only permitted personnel in boat
videos are properly sequenced
Boat personnel will consist of driver, videographer, photographer, and the Head Judge
All competition boats weighted identically with stock ballast
Compliant competition course at each competition venue with start and end buoys
Same competition boat at each venue module
Identical camera angle set up each venue module
Every competitor that qualifies and registers for Worlds will go to their assigned venue module on their assigned date and have the opportunity to compete in 3 runs:
HEATS, LCQ and FINALS
Run will be two 45 second passes, 1 pick up each pass (2 falls)
First video filmed will be the HEATS run
Second video filmed will be LCQ run
Third video filmed will be FINALS run
Second and third video will only be used if you progress to that round
There will be no judges on the competition boat at any venue module
Video will be uploaded and judged by a single judge team per division, meaning the judge teams will be the same judge team across all competition venue modules for each individual division
After filming, all video will be uploaded and will be rendered for production and broadcast, and simultaneously will be judged by the judge teams when all videos for their division have been received
Broadcast of the competition will commence at 9AM CDT on October 1 for Preliminary Heats, October 2 for all LCQs, and October 3 for all Finals.
Specific details for each region venue module will be posted as we approach the end of the 2020 competitive season.
Stay tuned for more current information about wake surfing!
– The CWSA
P.S. Are you interested in competing in the 2020 season? Make sure you upgrade your membership to an annual or single event athlete account to be eligible for competition!
Your membership will be good through the 2020 World Wake Surfing Competition.
Simply hit the ‘Upgrade Your Account’ tab in your profile to pay for a new membership and update your profile through the current season.
Login by clicking the link below.
Don’t already have an account? Sign up by clicking the link below.